The Yellow Ribbon program for veterans
Colorado State University offers veterans free tuition
Colorado State University has a deal for recent veterans: Serve your country, get your education free. Completely, absolutely, 100 percent free.
Dozens of colleges across the state, and hundreds across the country, are participating in the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs' Yellow Ribbon program, which helps recent veterans and their families with tuition costs.
But CSU is one of a handful of institutions whose participation goes way beyond the call of duty. The University of Northern Colorado is another.
Starting this fall, CSU will pay full tuition and fees, as well as provide help with housing and books, to qualifying veterans or their children.
In announcing CSU's 100 percent contribution, university president Tony Frank said the school is "committed to ensuring CSU remains a top military-friendly university."
That commitment means CSU will pay 100 percent of resident and nonresident undergraduate tuition, all university fees, a $4,300 housing allowance each semester and $1,000 a year toward books. The offer does not include graduate-school tuition.