Veterans are returning from war in increasing numbers yet there are few options for them at Colorado College. CC does not currently participate in veterans programs that provide funding for vets to return to school.
--Begin investigating the opportunities and responsibilities offered by institutional participation in the Veterans’ Administration GI Bill Yellow Ribbon Program and deliver conclusions and recommend actions to the President and the cabinet by October 30, 2012.
--Yellow Ribbon committee reported to the President on October 30th.
Thanks to the hard work in researching and proposing this Active Initiative by Ron Machoian, ACE Fellow; faculty members Emily Chan and Mike Taber; and staff members Elaine Redwine, Candace Santa Maria, Randy Stiles, and Jim Swanson; this suggestion has been considered and approved by the President. Colorado College will participate in the Yellow Ribbon program, which is a government program that offers matching funds to meet participating institutions' contributions for the tuition of qualified veterans and their dependents. The Yellow Ribbon program will start at CC with a maximum of five undergraduates and ten MAT students per year. A participating undergraduate will receive a total of $32,077 to offset tuition and fees while a participating graduate student will receive a total of $28,077 to offset tution and fees.