Yellow Ribbon GI Education Enhancement Program

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Rockford University is a proud member of the Yellow Ribbon GI Education Enhancement program. You will find a close-knit community of all ages, 11:1 student to faculty ratio, and dedicated faculty and staff committed to your success.

As one of only 11 colleges and universities in Illinois and 283 in the country with a Phi Beta Kappa chapter, the nation’s oldest and most prestigious honor society, you can count on high-quality, hands-on academic programs.

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How to Receive Post–9/11 and Yellow Ribbon Program Benefits at Rockford University
  1. Apply for your benefits through the Veterans Administration (VA). Information can be found on the VA Web site:, or by calling the VA at 1-888-GI-BILL-1.

  2. Submit your certificate of eligibility to Rockford University's certifying official.
    Kelley Rippentrop
    Assistant Registrar
    5050 East State St.
    Rockford, IL 61108
    phone: 815-226-4063
    fax: 815-394-5174

  3. Apply for admission to Rockford University

Acceptance into the Yellow Ribbon Program will be on a first-come, first-served basis. First-come is defined as a student who has completed all admission requirements, as well as submitted all documents regarding eligibility for the Post–9/11 and Yellow Ribbon Programs.

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