Mitchell Hamline helps veterans access and finance a law degree
Mitchell Hamline is proud to support active duty, veteran, and military-connected students. Our flexible enrollment options have made it possible for service members to enroll and complete their law degrees from postings around the country and the world. And we support military members and their families financially as well, primarily through the Yellow Ribbon program.
The Yellow Ribbon program
An agreement between Mitchell Hamline and the VA to cover a specific amount of tuition and fees that exceeds the VA’s yearly maximum
To qualify, you need to be eligible for the Post-9/11 GI Bill at a 100% rate and have remaining eligibility. Spouses and dependents using transfer of entitlement are also eligible to participate. There is no separate application to participate, and Mitchell Hamline offers an unlimited match for funding. We also offer this to any student who qualifies, and there is no limit on the number of students who can participate. This funding can be applicable for fall, J-term, spring, and/or summer. For any term in which a student is fully eligible for the Yellow Ribbon program, their tuition and fees should be covered in full. Students who participate in the Yellow Ribbon program waive their eligibility for their admissions scholarship for any term they are receiving the benefits. If their benefits exhaust, eligibility for their scholarship will return.
Nick Anderson, director of financial aid and veterans-certifying official
of Mitchell Hamline students use veteran’s education benefit
of those eligible qualify for Yellow Ribbon
of tuition and fees are covered in full for eligible students
About 5% of our student population uses veteran’s education benefits. Of those who are eligible for the Post-9/11 GI Bill, 51% qualify to participate in the Yellow Ribbon program with their benefits or benefits that have been transferred to them by a spouse or parent. This number will only increase starting in August 2022, when active-duty service members will be allowed to participate thanks to the “Forever GI Bill.”