Yellow Ribbon Program & Veteran Education Benefits for EMBA Students


In honor of Veterans’ Day, we want to express our gratitude to all members of the military. The character and leadership experiences that military students and alumni bring to our EMBA program and the entire Wharton community is invaluable.
We support our military students with several programs:

Application Fee Waiver and Financial Aid

As a small token of our appreciation, we waive the application fee for all U.S. Military applicants. To request a waiver, contact the Admissions team of the program to which you’re applying before submitting your application.

GI Bill®

Both active duty service members and veterans are eligible for the Post-9/11 GI Bill®. Check the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs website for the most up-to-date information.

The VA defines the academic year as August 1–July 31. Because our program starts in May every year, our students qualify for three payments based on eligibility percentage as determined by the military.

Yellow Ribbon Program

In addition to the Post-9/11 GI Bill®, veterans who are eligible for 100% of the GI Bill® and retired at the start of the summer term can qualify for the Yellow Ribbon Program. Wharton has an unlimited number of Yellow Ribbon spots for the full-time and executive MBA Program. The Yellow Ribbon Program awards $12,500 per fall and spring semesters, for a total of $50,000.

Applying for the Yellow Ribbon Program is not difficult — once accepted, students submit their certificate of eligibility to the Student Financial Services Office.

Basic Allowance for Housing (BAH)

To calculate your estimated benefits, enter your own personal information using the GI Bill® Comparison Tool on the VA website.

Wharton’s Military Network

We recognize that our military applicants are faced with unique circumstances and we welcome the opportunity to assist you in any way possible. We have a very tight network of military students, and we would be happy to connect you up with any of them so that they can share their personal perspectives and experiences.

Please contact us with any questions you might have about the application process or the program. We look forward to serving you.

— The Wharton MBA for Executives Team

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