Eligible Veterans and National Guard members may receive a 25% reduction in tuition
while attending CBC. A copy of the eligible veteran's DD-214 (member 4) is required
to verify benefit status. Documents can be submitted to the V.E.T.S. Center.
Eligible Veterans or National Guard members are defined as:
- A Washington domiciliary
- Active or reserve member of military or naval forces, or a National Guard member called
to active duty
- Served in active federal duty under either Title 10 or Title 32 of the U.S. Code
- Served in a war or conflict fought on foreign soil or in international waters, or
served in support of those that were (serving on foreign soil or in international
- If discharged, has received an honorable discharge
Other Eligible Veterans or National Guard Members:
- A Washington domicilary
- Did not serve on foreign soil or international waters or in support of those that
Spouse and Child Tuition Waivers
CBC is required to waive all tuition and fees for a child, spouse, or domestic partner
of an eligible Veteran or National Guard member who:
- Became totally and permanently disabled as a result of active federal military or
- Is determined by the federal government to be a prisoner of war (POW) or missing in
- Lost his/her life as a result of active federal military or naval service
To apply for a waiver of tuition and fees as a dependent of an eligible Veteran, please
submit the following documents to the V.E.T.S. Center:
- 100% VA disability letter
- Service member's death certificate (if applicable)
Yellow Ribbon Program
What is the Yellow Ribbon Program?
The Yellow Ribbon Program was established by the Post-9/11 Veterans Educational Assistance
Act of 2008. This program allows institutions of higher learning in the United States
to voluntarily enter into an agreement with the VA to fund tuition and fee expenses
that exceed the tuition and fee amounts payable under the Post-9/11 GI Bill.
How does the Yellow Ribbon Program Benefit Me?
If your charges exceed the tuition and fee amounts payable under the Post-9/11 GI
Bill and you are enrolled at a participating school, additional funds may be available
Institutions of higher learning that enter into this program will choose the amount
of funds they will contribute toward your tuition and fees.
The VA will match that amount and issue payment directly to the institution on your
Out of state students and those attending private schools may receive additional funds
to help cover unmet costs.
To see the current national cap, please visit the GI Bill website.
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