Yellow Ribbon Program

Hampden-Sydney College participates in the Yellow Ribbon Program, a provision of the Post-9/11 Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2008. The Yellow Ribbon program allows degree-granting institutions to form a voluntary agreement with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to fund tuition and fee expenses that exceed the annual tuition cap that the VA will pay. Click for current rates. The institution can contribute up to 50 percent of those expenses, and the VA will match the same amount. The program is open to qualifying veterans or their children, if benefits were transferred to them. 

Hampden-Sydney will contribute up to $11,000 yearly to your education, which is matched by the VA. The $11,000 from the College can consist of a combination of grants, from an academic scholarship awarded to you, or a Citizen-Leader Award, or any need-based grant. If the combination of scholarship and grant aid, plus the payments made by the VA (including the monthly housing allowance), exceed the College's total billed costs, your college aid will be reduced to equal billed costs.

For more information about the Yellow Ribbon Program, including eligibility criteria, visit

To apply at Hampden-Sydney, contact the Financial Aid Office at 434-223-6119, Monday through Friday, from 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM.