U of O joins program to aid military veterans

Release Date: 7/9/2009

Clarksville, Ark. --- University of the Ozarks has signed on to participate in the new G.I. Bill's Yellow Ribbon Program, enabling veterans to obtain higher education at reduced costs.

The Yellow Ribbon G.I. Education Enhancement Program is a provision of the Post 9/11 Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2008. The program allows colleges and universities in the United States to voluntarily enter into an agreement with Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to fund tuition expenses that exceed the highest public, in-state, undergraduate tuition rate. The university can contribute up to 50 percent of those expenses and VA will match the same amount as the institution.

“Ozarks is pleased to take part in this new scholarship program to honor the service of our armed forces veterans,” said Kim Myrick, vice president for enrollment management. “I hope local veterans will be able to take advantage of this opportunity to continue their education.”

For more information about the Yellow Ribbon Program at Ozarks, please call the admission office at 479-979-1227 or 1-800-264-8636.