ailogoNew York City (August 6, 2009) The Art Institute of New York City announced today that it has been approved to participate in the Yellow Ribbon program, a provision of the Post-9/11 Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2008.

As a participant in the Yellow Ribbon Program, The Art Institute of New York City is proud to provide educational advancement opportunities to members of our community who have served our nation well.   

“The Art Institute of New York City is happy to be able to give back to those who do so much for our country,” says Dr. David Warren, President of The Art Institute of New York City.  “It is both an honor and a privilege to be able to provide these men and women with the educational opportunities they deserve.”

Dr. Warren, US Army Lt. Colonel (Ret.) is in a unique position to understand the needs of returning heroes. “We will go the extra mile in helping them transition to civilian employment and be able to compete in our current job market,” he says.

The program provides funding to veterans who have served at least 36 months of active duty following September 10, 2001, veterans who were honorably discharged from active duty for a service related disability and who served 30 continuous days  following September 10, 2001, and dependents eligible for Transfer of Entitlement under the Post- 9/11 GI Bill based on a veteran’s service under one of the first two criteria.

Eligible veterans may contact Gregory Jones in The Art Institute of New York City’s Admissions Department for further information gjones@aii.edu.

To learn more about the Yellow Ribbon program, visit www.gibill.va.gov. To learn more about The Art Institute of New York City, visit www.artinstitutes.edu/newyork.