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Education Service Yellow Ribbon Program Open Season

June 24, 2022

From now through July 31, 2022 we are accepting new and modified Yellow Ribbon Program agreements from foreign schools for academic year 2022-2023.

Foreign schools may apply for participation in the Yellow Ribbon Program or modify their existing yellow ribbon agreement. Due to the fluctuation in currency exchange rates, all foreign schools currently participating in the Yellow Ribbon Program for academic year 2021-2022 must:
  • Submit a modification to their agreement
  • Identify the currency and contribution amounts using VA Form 22-0839 as indicated in the supplemental instructions for foreign schools.

If a foreign school fails to submit a modification application, then the current participation agreement will be withdrawn for the upcoming academic year.

Please see the cover letter to determine the appropriate course of action. 

VA’s website will reflect foreign participation for approved foreign institutions in the Yellow Ribbon Program for the 2022-23 academic year after the opportunity has closed and a formal decision has been made on the agreement.

The passage of Public Law 116-315, Section 1008, “Technical Correction to Clarify Eligibility for Participation in Yellow Ribbon Program of Department of Veterans Affairs,” allows foreign schools to participate in the Yellow Ribbon Program.


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