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Veteran's Benefits

Any questions regarding Veteran's Benefit information can be directed to Ashley Kilborn or Candace Santa Maria in the Registrar's Office.  Ashley and Candace are the Certifying Officials for Colorado College and certify enrollment verification to the V.A. Please contact one of them at or

Most answers to questions concerning your individual benefits can be found at

All admitted students eligible to receive VA Education Benefits must submit a copy of their Certificate of Eligibility and their VA file number to the Certifying Official in the Registrar's Office.  Once received, a VA file will be created and enrollment verification will be submitted to the VA.  Enrollment verifications are submitted to the VA prior to each semester, Fall in August, Spring in January and Summer in June.

All V.A. students are responsible for notifying the Certifying Official when courses are dropped or if you are withdrawing from the college.  The V.A. requires that students must declare a major before they begin their junior year.

The V.A. currently caps the 2020-21 benefits at $25,162.14 per year for private colleges.

Yellow Ribbon Program

Beginning with the 2013-14 Academic Year, Colorado College agreed to participate in the Yellow Ribbon Program.  Eligible students are expected to complete our Application for Veteran Education Benefits and the Statement of Understanding  and submit to the Certifying Official in the Registrar's Office. 

New students will be accepted on a first come/first serve basis or placed on a waitlist, if necessary.  Only admitted students' applications will be accepted or placed on the waitlist.

Who Is Not Eligible for Yellow Ribbon Benefits?
• Active duty members are not eligible for Yellow Ribbon
• Spouses of active duty service members are not eligible for Yellow Ribbon

Colorado College offers 9 undergraduates $7000 matched by the VA's contribution of $7,000 (total of $14,000), and 6 graduate students $5,000 matched by the VA's contribution of $5,000, (total $10,000).  

We currently have 0 undergraduate openings and 5 graduate openings for the Yellow Ribbon Program for 2020-21.

For more information on your eligibility to participate in the Yellow Ribbon Program, please look at the following link: Yellow Ribbon Program Eligibility

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