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KGZotU
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Re: GI Bill Yellow Ribbon Program

Postby KGZotU » Sun Jul 12, 2009 1:15 am

Wow. Alright. My conversion is currently being processed. Maybe Monday I can call in and have my application withdrawn. I've got 9 months of Chapter 30 left.

Thank you very much.

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Re: GI Bill Yellow Ribbon Program

Postby CyLaw » Sun Jul 12, 2009 1:23 am

KGZotU wrote:Wow. Alright. My conversion is currently being processed. Maybe Monday I can call in and have my application withdrawn. I've got 9 months of Chapter 30 left.

Thank you very much.


Yeah, I need to call them on Monday also. Because I found out about this about 15 mins after I submitted my application and then called them and sent them a fax that same day asking them to not process my request. Unfortuatly I got a letter in the mail today telling me that My Eligibility for the Post 9/11 GI Bill was confirmed with 3.5 months of benefit. So I think they ignored my fax. Hopefully I can fix this on Monday, if not, oh well, At least I got my UG paid for debt free.

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Re: GI Bill Yellow Ribbon Program

Postby KGZotU » Sun Jul 12, 2009 1:33 am

You called them? What did they say? "Send us a fax and we'll take care of it."?

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Re: GI Bill Yellow Ribbon Program

Postby CyLaw » Sun Jul 12, 2009 1:38 am

KGZotU wrote:You called them? What did they say? "Send us a fax and we'll take care of it."?


I did not have a claim number at the time as they had not even recieved my online request by the time I called them, so they gave me a fax number to send a signed fax asking them to not process the request. In the standard VA manner, they never actually said they would take care of it.

I'm kind of used to getting initially screwed by the VA (Being a 10% disabled Vet), but it normally works out in the end. Hopefully it will this time.

No since worrying about it this weekend, nothing you can do until Monday.

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Re: GI Bill Yellow Ribbon Program

Postby KGZotU » Sun Jul 12, 2009 1:45 am

Gotcha. Thank you for the info, and good luck with them on Monday.

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Re: GI Bill Yellow Ribbon Program

Postby dapoetic1 » Sun Jul 12, 2009 1:45 am

CyLaw wrote:
KGZotU wrote:Wow. Alright. My conversion is currently being processed. Maybe Monday I can call in and have my application withdrawn. I've got 9 months of Chapter 30 left.

Thank you very much.


Yeah, I need to call them on Monday also. Because I found out about this about 15 mins after I submitted my application and then called them and sent them a fax that same day asking them to not process my request. Unfortuatly I got a letter in the mail today telling me that My Eligibility for the Post 9/11 GI Bill was confirmed with 3.5 months of benefit. So I think they ignored my fax. Hopefully I can fix this on Monday, if not, oh well, At least I got my UG paid for debt free.



That is COMPLETE AND UTTER BS (not on your part on the part of the VA) I've had an application for benifits in for over 2 months and I have yet to receive a letter telling me how many months I have and at what percentage. So there's no way that in 15 minutes they processed your claim and came up with your bennies. If that's the case then I should've had a letter 2 months and 10 days ago. Nice try VA--how about they cut the crap! I would not take that answer from them.

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Re: GI Bill Yellow Ribbon Program

Postby KGZotU » Sun Jul 12, 2009 1:47 am

He said that he called 15 minutes after, and at that time they didn't have a claim number for him yet. 8)

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Re: GI Bill Yellow Ribbon Program

Postby CyLaw » Sun Jul 12, 2009 1:53 am

KGZotU wrote:He said that he called 15 minutes after, and at that time they didn't have a claim number for him yet. 8)


Yeah, I should have probably noted that this phone call was back in May and I just got the letter today.

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Re: GI Bill Yellow Ribbon Program

Postby KGZotU » Mon Jul 13, 2009 4:21 pm

Apparently they've already approved me for transfer of benefits. :( I think I'll write to a Congressman. It's a bit of a shame that there is a poorly documented and irrevocable decision to make that is the difference between 36 and 48 months of benefits.

Thanks for your help.

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Re: GI Bill Yellow Ribbon Program

Postby Rotor » Thu Feb 18, 2010 7:05 pm

Got a notification from Berkeley Law today that they will be participating in YRP next year! $5,000 per student x 10 students (which should be enough to cover everyone eligible in 2011/12/13).

With the matching $ from the VA, it mostly wipes out the tuition increases.

The news won't show up on gibill.va.gov for some time since the VA isn't yet taking program agreements from schools.

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Re: GI Bill Yellow Ribbon Program

Postby gobucks8284 » Tue Feb 23, 2010 4:02 pm

Quick advice to fellow vets (sorry if this has already been posted):

If you have anything approximating 12 months of Chapter 30 remaining (like me), then use the Chapter 30 first, and then switch over. By law, any remaining Chapter 30 months switch directly to Chapter 33. However, if you have 0 months of Chapter 30 remaining, and then switch over to Chapter 33, the benefits reset to 12. So, for example, John has 9 months of old GI Bill left. He transitions to the new GI Bill for law school and gets 9 months of new GI Bill benefits. Bob also has 9 months of old GI Bill left. He uses his old GI Bill during his first year of law school. In the summer, he transitions to the new GI Bill and now has 12 months of new GI Bill entitlement.

In my own case, I have about 12 months of old GI Bill remaining. Because I'm not making a great deal, I'll get almost maximum need aid from Yale (minus ~13k from the old GI Bill). Then I'll transition to the new GI Bill, and my last 12 months at Yale (which participates in the YR program) will be 80 percent covered by the new GI Bill. I checked with a couple of different VA coordinators to confirm this. Your entitlement cannot exceed 48 months, though. So if your old GI Bill somehow covered more than 36 months (I'm not sure this is even possible), then you'd get less when you transitioned to the new program.

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Re: GI Bill Yellow Ribbon Program

Postby CyLaw » Tue Feb 23, 2010 11:32 pm

gobucks8284 wrote:


Good Advice. Been posted before, but always good to remind vets and tell the new people on the people what is up with Chapter 33 benefits. I'll go ahead an repost my PSA from an earlier time.

CyLaw wrote:TITCR, talked with the VA the other day about this, and they confirmed that if you exhause you Chapter 30 benefits, then apply for Chapter 33, you get 48 months - (How many months you ACTUALLY used you chapter 30 benefits), up to a maximum of 12 extra months.

So, assume your spring semester is 4 months long, and you have 2 months left of your Chapter 30 benefits. If you convert to Chapter 33 then you get 4 months of Chapter 33 (The 2 months you are entitled, then the additional 2 months they are required to give you by law to ride out the semester). If you hold off on applying for Chapter 33 and use Ch. 30 instead, you get 4 months of chapter 30 for the spring semester. Then you can later get 48 - 38 = 10 months of Ch. 33. (38 months is 36 months you were entitled Ch 30 + 2 extra months under the termination policy stated previously).

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Re: GI Bill Yellow Ribbon Program

Postby Aggiegrad2011 » Sat Nov 06, 2010 3:36 pm

UCLA accepts the YRP... They cover 50% of the J.D. fees, and then the other 50% is matched by the VA, resulting in a more or less free law education from UCLA. I thought that it should be changed on the first page since it's confirmed.

Thanks!

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Re: GI Bill Yellow Ribbon Program

Postby duckz » Sun Nov 07, 2010 1:15 am

Aggiegrad2011 wrote:UCLA accepts the YRP... They cover 50% of the J.D. fees, and then the other 50% is matched by the VA, resulting in a more or less free law education from UCLA. I thought that it should be changed on the first page since it's confirmed.

Thanks!


im still mad about how the time is calculated for reservists, after 2 tours overseas on my first enlistment contract I still won't be eligible for YRP because I have less than 3 years Title X time. The way they are deploying us now is using tons of ADT/AT orders for 3 months of premob training.

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Re: GI Bill Yellow Ribbon Program

Postby Aggiegrad2011 » Sun Nov 07, 2010 1:44 am

Duckz, that really is awful, and you guys are certainly getting shafted. I'm shocked that there is no way your command can work with VA to work with schools to help you eligibility get greased in. I know of several fellow soldiers who have been rear det weenies their entire military career and will be receiving YRP bennies while folks like you get screwed b/c of a DA oversight. Sucks =-/

Also, on the first page, Berkeley DOES do YRP, but it's only $5,000... regardless, "NO" is wrong. Does anyone update the first page anymore anyway? If not, can I?

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Re: GI Bill Yellow Ribbon Program

Postby gdboone2 » Tue Nov 23, 2010 9:54 am

http://www.gibill.va.gov/gi_bill_info/c ... t_2010.htm

This link lists all the schools which are currently participating. More importantly, it lists level at which they are participating and the number of number of yellow ribbon students they are willing to allow. Many schools are participating at lower levels (contributing only a few hundred dollars) with only a few available slots. Cost is a big concern for me, so I'm concentrating on those few schools that are participating at the highest levels (several thousand or max) with unlimited slots. Some of the best schools in the country (including Harvard, Michigan, and Cornell) are participating at that level, fully subsidizing the education of student veterans.

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Re: GI Bill Yellow Ribbon Program

Postby gdboone2 » Tue Nov 23, 2010 9:59 am

http://www.gibill.va.gov/gi_bill_info/c ... t_2010.htm

This link lists all the schools which are currently participating. More importantly, it lists level at which they are participating and the number of number of yellow ribbon students they are willing to allow. Many schools are participating at lower levels (contributing only a few hundred dollars) with only a few available slots. Cost is a big concern for me, so I'm concentrating on those few schools that are participating at the highest levels (several thousand or max) with unlimited slots. Some of the best schools in the country (including Harvard, Michigan, and Cornell) are participating at that level, fully subsidizing the education of student veterans.

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Re: GI Bill Yellow Ribbon Program

Postby gdboone2 » Tue Nov 23, 2010 10:00 am

http://www.gibill.va.gov/gi_bill_info/c ... t_2010.htm

This link lists all the schools which are currently participating. More importantly, it lists level at which they are participating and the number of number of yellow ribbon students they are willing to allow. Many schools are participating at lower levels (contributing only a few hundred dollars) with only a few available slots. Cost is a big concern for me, so I'm concentrating on those few schools that are participating at the highest levels (several thousand or max) with unlimited slots. Some of the best schools in the country (including Harvard, Michigan, and Cornell) are participating at that level, fully subsidizing the education of student veterans.


LSATfromNC wrote:Making a thread so I can track schools status on whether they are participating. If you have any thing to add just post it.


o Abraham Lincoln University School of Law
o Albany Law School of Union University
o American College of Law
o American University
o Appalachian School of Law
o Arizona State University
o Ave Maria School of Law
o University of Akron Law School
o University of Alabama Law School
o University of Arizona
o University of Arkansas, Fayetteville
o University of Arkansas, Little Rock

o Barry University, Orlando Campus
o Baylor University
o Birmingham School of Law
o Boston College
o Boston University
o Brigham Young University
o Brooklyn Law School
o University of Baltimore

o California School of Law California School of Law a leading online law school and on line degree program, providing cutting edge legal education, jd doctorate, live classrooms, yearly enrollment.
o California Western
o Campbell University
o Capital University
o Case Western Reserve University NO
o Catholic University Of America
o Chapman University School of Law
o Charleston School of Law
o Chicago-Kent College of Law
o Cleveland State University
o Columbia University
o Concord Law School - Online Law School
o Cornell University
o Creighton University School of Law
o University of California, Berkeley - Boalt Hall NO
o University of California, Davis
o University of California, Hastings
o University of California, Los Angeles
o University of Chicago YES
o University of Cincinnati
o University of Colorado
o University of Connecticut

o DePaul University
o Dickinson School of Law, Penn State YES
o Drake University
o Duke University NO
o Duquesne University
o Michigan State University College of Law NO (at this point)
o University of Dayton
o University of Denver
o University of Detroit
o University of the District of Columbia David A. Clarke School of Law

o Elon University School of Law
o Emory University
o Empire College School of Law
o Faulkner University Thomas Goode Jones School of Law
o Florida Coastal School of Law
o Florida State University YES
o Fordham Law School YES
o Franklin Pierce Law Center
o University of Florida

o George Mason University
o George Washington University YES
o Georgetown University
o Georgia State University
o Glendale University College of Law
o Golden Gate University
o Gonzaga University
o University of Georgia

o Hamline University
o Harvard Law School
o Hofstra University
o Howard University
o University of Hawaii, Manoa
o University of Houston

o Indiana University, Bloomington NO
o Indiana University, Indianapolis
o Inland Valley University
o Irvine University
o University of Idaho
o University of Illinois Yes
o University of Iowa

o John F. Kennedy University School Of Law
o John Marshall Law School - Atlanta
o The John Marshall Law School

o University of Kansas
o University of Kentucky

o Lewis and Clark College -
Northwestern School of Law Yes (per all Illinois schools participating)
o Liberty University School of Law
o Lincoln Law School of Sacramento
o Lincoln Law School of San Jose
o Louisiana State University
o Loyola Law School Los Angeles
o Loyola University, Chicago
o Loyola University, New Orleans
o University of La Verne
o University of Louisville, Louis D. Brandeis School of Law

o Marquette University
o Massachusetts School of Law
o Mercer University Walter F. George School of Law
o Mississippi College School of Law
o Monterey College of Law
o University of Maine
o University of Maryland
o University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law
o University of Miami NO
o University of Michigan
o University Of Minnesota
o University of Mississippi
o University of Missouri, Columbia
o University of Missouri, Kansas City
o University of Montana

o City University of New York
o New College of California School of Law
o New England School of Law
o New York Law School
o New York University
o North Carolina Central University
o Northeastern University
o Northern Illinois University
o Northern Kentucky University
o Northwestern California University
o Northwestern University
o Nova Southeastern University
o State University of New York - Buffalo
o University of Nebraska
o University of Nevada, Las Vegas
o University of New Mexico
o University of North Carolina
o University of North Dakota
o University of Notre Dame

o Oak Brook College of Law
o Ohio Northern University - Claude W. Pettit College of Law
o Ohio State University
o Oklahoma City University

o University of Oklahoma
o University of Oregon

o Pace University
o Pacific Coast University School of Law
o Pacific West College of Law
o Peoples College ofLaw
o Pepperdine University
o Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico School of Law Puerto Rico
o University of Pennsylvania
o University of Pittsburgh
o University of Puerto Rico School of Law Puerto Rico
o University of the Pacific - McGeorge School of Law

o Quinnipiac University School of Law

o Regent University School of Law
o Roger Williams School of Law
o Rutgers University, Camden
o Rutgers University, Newark
o University of Richmond

o Samford University
o San Francisco Law School
o Santa Barbara and Ventura Colleges of Law
o Santa Clara University
o Seattle University Law School
o Seton Hall University
o South Texas College of Law
o Southern California Institute of Law
o Southern Illinois University
o Southern Methodist University
o Southern New England School of Law
o Southwestern University
o St. John's University
o St. Louis University NO
o St. Mary's University
o St. Thomas University School of Law
o Stanford University
o Stetson University
o Suffolk University
o Syracuse University
o University of San Diego
o University of San Francisco
o University of Silicon Valley Law School
o University of South Carolina
o University of South Dakota
o University of Southern California
o University of St. Thomas School of Law

o Temple University
o Texas Southern University - Thurgood Marshall School of Law
o Texas Tech University
o Texas Wesleyan University School of Law
o Thomas Jefferson School of Law
o Thomas M. Cooley Law School
o Touro College - Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center
o Trinity Law School
o Tulane University
o University of Tennessee
o University of Texas
o University of Toledo
o University of Tulsa

o University of Utah

o University of Virginia
o Valparaiso University
o Vanderbilt University
o Vermont Law School
o Villanova University

o College of William and Mary Marshall-Whythe School of Law
o University of Washington
o University of West Los Angeles School of Law and Paralegal Studies
o University of Wisconsin
o University of Wyoming
o Wake Forest University NO
o Washburn University
o Washington and Lee University
o Washington University
o Wayne State University
o West Virginia University
o Western New England College
o Western State University College of Law
o Whittier College
o Widener University
o Willamette University
o William Mitchell College of Law

o Yale University
o Yeshiva University

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Re: GI Bill Yellow Ribbon Program

Postby slamp » Wed Nov 24, 2010 4:37 pm

Everyone be advised, I have been in touch with a few admissions offices about the particulars of what the VA website lists
(http://www.gibill.va.gov/GI_Bill_Info/C ... t_2010.htm). Remember, each school administers their YRP differently and the VA (surprise, surprise) might not have the most accurate info listed.

Wake Forest, for instance, does not explicitly list what "graduate" programs their YRP is for, but it doesn't matter because the ones available to the law school are already in use by existing students and, therefore, they have none to give out.

Washington & Lee has 4 "graduate" YRP slots listed on the VA website, but according to their office they only technically have 2 more to give out (for the same reason as above). They also specifically require you pay all of your seat deposits and some other things before they will consider you to be eligible for it.

Just thought this might be informative for some of us, personally it changes how/when I will decide to commit to a program.




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