Yellow Ribbon Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits

The Brown School is a full partner in the Yellow Ribbon Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefit.

Annually, the Brown School and the VA work together to cover 100% of tuition costs for up to 10 students eligible for Yellow Ribbon benefits and provide support for students who are eligible for other VA education benefits.

Washington University is committed to ensuring the success of all veterans in their pursuit of lifelong learning and leadership.

Veteran student groups, such as WUVETS, provide camaraderie and support at the Brown School and across campus. In 2017, under the executive leadership of two Brown School students, WUVETS was named Chapter of the Year by the Students Veterans of America, a national organization that provides resources and scholarships to college veterans. The Office of Military and Veterans Services (OMVS) works to advocate and support student veterans throughout their degree programs. In addition to their advocacy work, OMVS hosts programming (such as a Veterans Day Celebration) and offers training for faculty and staff (including a Veteran Ally training). For more information about the Office of Military and Veteran services and the services they offer please visit

Erik Strange

“The Brown School offered me an approachable network of professionals, a faculty filled with subject matter experts, and above all the time and space that comes with being a full time student to examine my interests in the social work field while providing the financial security that afforded the opportunity for me to spend time with my growing family that all of which, without the financial security the Yellow Ribbon program provided, would of been a much more difficult a balance to achieve.”

Erik Strange, MSW ‘21
Client Services Manager, Crown Center for Senior Living