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Post 9/11 GI Bill
The Post 9/11 GI Bill provides financial support for education and housing to individuals with at least 90 days of aggregate service on or after September 11, 2001, or individuals discharged with a service-connected disability after 30 days. You need to have received an honorable discharge to be eligible for the Post-9/11 GI Bill. The benefit is capped annually at private institutions such as USC.

Yellow Ribbon

Eligibility Information

Only veterans entitled to the 100% Post 9/11 benefit rate (based on service requirements) or their designated transferees may receive this funding. Active duty service members and their spouses are not eligible for this program (child transferees of active duty service members may be eligible if the service member is qualified at the 100% rate).


The award is issued each fall term on a first-come, first-served basis. First-come, first-served is measured from the date the required forms are submitted to the USC Veterans Certification Office; forms cannot be submitted prior to class registration. The number of recipients depends on award availability and program participation, therefore, the award is not guaranteed.

Continued Eligibility for Yellow Ribbon Benefit Recipients:

  • Remain in good academic standing with USC
  • All VA certified courses must be degree applicable
  • Remain eligible for Post 9/11 benefits
  • Continue submitting the Application for Semester Entitlement (ASE)
    • ASE form can only be submitted after you register for classes each term
For the USC Busness School, Yellow Ribbon awards $10,000 per student/per year.

Schoen Scholarship

William J. Schoen, a former U.S. Marine and USC alum established this scholarship in 1986 to aid veterans of the Armed Forces.

Who is Eligible?

  • Open to USC Marshall School of Business and USC Viterbi School of Engineering students
  • Incoming freshmen and transfer students from an accredited 4-year or community college
  • Continuing undergraduates (Marshall and Viterbi)
  • New and continuing MBA students enrolled in the full-time 2-year program (Marshall)
  • Candidates must have received an honorable discharge from the U.S. Armed Forces
  • Candidates must have served a minimum of three years of continuous, full time, active duty in the last ten years

How to Apply: Submit a resume, proof of honorable discharge, and summary of active duty deployment to the appropriate program contact.

To apply for  USC’s Yellow Ribbon Scholarship please visit the USC Veterans Certification Office website.