Students who are veterans or dependents of veterans may be eligible for monthly aid through the federal Veterans Administration. Information should be sought from the local VA office.  This institution is approved to offer GI Bill® educational benefits by the Virginia State Approving Agency.  GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).  More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S government website: Benefits VA (

Yellow Ribbon Program*

Randolph-Macon College is among the colleges and universities participating in the Yellow Ribbon GI Education Enhancement Program, a provision of the Post 9/11 Veterans Education Assistance Act of 2008.

The Yellow Ribbon Program allows degree-granting institutions to enter into a voluntary annual agreement with the Veterans Administration (VA) to fund tuition and mandatory fee expenses. The institution can contribute up to 50% of those expenses, and VA will match the same amount as the institution.

Randolph-Macon will offer up to $5,000 per year in grant aid which will be matched by the the Department of Veterans Affairs to those eligible at the 100% VA benefit level. We are expected to offer up to 60 new and renewal awards for the 2018-2019 academic year on a first come, first served basis. 

Eligible students must provide the Financial Aid Office with a copy of your Certificate of Eligibility from the Veterans Administration. 

If you are a new student and would like to start receiving benefits, the first step is to start the application process with the Department of Veteran Affairs (VA). Details regarding the application process can be found at The VA can also be reached by calling 1-888-442-4551.

Students eligible for Chapter 31 or 33 benefits will not incur late fees or other penalties if the VA is late with disbursing payments.

Note: Please be aware that the maximum total of all Randolph-Macon non-need based awards, (i.e., presidential scholarships, legacy grants, family grants, minister’s family grants and pre-ministerial grants plus the Virginia Tuition Assistance Grant (TAG) may not exceed tuition.

* These grants require that you submit the Entitlement Eligibility Form located in our Form Bank

Mail Certificate of Eligibility to:

Jim Woods
Office of Financial Aid
P.O. Box 5005
Ashland, VA 23005

Registrar’s Office VA contact:

Matthew Anderson
Registrar’s Office
P.O. Box 5005
Ashland, VA  23005