Yellow Ribbon Program

Beginning with the Fall 2012 semester Emporia State University will participate in the Department of Veterans Affairs Post 9-11/Chapter 33 Yellow Ribbon Program.  The criteria for eligibility at Emporia State University are as follows:

  • Yellow Ribbon funds will be available to 100% eligible out-of-state veterans or out-of-state transfer of eligibility students
  • Yellow Ribbon allocations will be awarded on a first-come/first-served basis per academic year.
  • The maximum contribution will be $2,000 per academic year to out-of-state veterans or out-of-state transfer of eligibility students ($1,000 per Fall/Spring semester)
  • Emporia State University will fund up to 10 out-of-state veterans or out-of-state transfer of eligibility students per academic year.
  • All supporting documentation MUST be submitted with the VA Form.
  • A degree plan must be completed and signed by the academic advisor each semester.

For further information, contact the Veterans Educational Services Certifying Official.

Military Tuition Assistance

The Armed Forces offers soldiers, sailors, marines, guardsman, and airmen several programs to support their education goals including up to 100% Tuition Assistance for college courses taken during off-duty hours.  Military Tuition Assistance is a benefit paid to eligible members of the Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force, and Coast Guard. Congress has given each service the ability to pay up to 100% for the tuition expenses of its members.  Each service has its own criteria for eligibility, obligated service, application process' and restrictions. This money is usually paid directly to the institution by the individual services.  For more information, visit's website.

Please send all Tuition Assistance authorizations to the Cashier Office at attention to Vicky Cooper.

Contact Vicky Cooper about your Tuition Assistance paperwork, Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at  or by calling 620.341.5340.

State of Kansas Military Service Scholarship

The Kansas Military Service Scholarship is available for the payment of tuition and fees at a public Kansas institution for students who are a resident of Kansas and has:

  • served in military service in international waters or on foreign soil in support of military operations for which the person received hostile fire pay for at least 90 days after September 11, 2001, or served less than such 90 days because of injuries during such military service;
  • has received an honorable discharge or under honorable conditions (general) discharge from military service or is still in military service; and
  • has provided copies of military discharge papers (DD-214 form) or active duty orders whichever such paper or order indicate the location of such person’s deployment and indicate the person has served after September 11, 2001, in any military operation for which the person received hostile fire pay.

Because financial need is a priority in awarding this scholarship, students will need to file a FAFSA form. Once your school considers you as a graduate status student, you are not eligible for this scholarship. Priority Deadline: May 1.

Additional Information:

Apply:  State of Kansas Student Aid Application - online | PDF

State of Kansas National Guard Educational Assistance

The Kansas National Guard Educational Assistance provides a percentage of tuition and fees paid; up to a maximum rate not to exceed the maximum rate that would be charged by the state educational institutions for enrollment and that percentage is determined by the number of eligible students and available appropriations. Students may be pursuing a certificate, diploma or degree program and must be an enlisted member of a Kansas Air/Army National Guard unit. Full-time enrollment not required. Student must have a GED or high school diploma to qualify for this assistance. The member must have less than 20 years of service with the National Guard and not already have obtained a bachelor’s degree.

Additional Information:

Apply: State of Kansas Student Aid Application - online | PDF