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If you’re a veteran looking to go back to school, you may already know about the Yellow Ribbon Program. According to the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs, the Yellow Ribbon Program “can help you pay for higher out-of-state, private school or graduate school tuition that the Post-9/11 GI Bill doesn’t cover.” But is it really that easy? We spoke with Wentworth Institute of Technology, a Yellow Ribbon participant school, and they helped us clarify fact from fiction.

Check out Peterson’s Military Resource Center for no-nonsense information and guidance, infographics, and resources for military students.