Take control of your future. Say

We know the cost of college tuition can get in the way of your dreams. But Say Yes Cleveland, a partnership with the Cleveland Metropolitan School District, eliminates the burden of paying for college tuition by providing every eligible CMSD graduate with a scholarship to attend a college, university, or accredited training program.

Take the leap. Say Yes! to your future

Your roadmap to financial aid.

The road anywhere is always easier when you know the path. Here is your easy-to-follow roadmap to lead you to your next destination: financial aid for college!

Ready, set, find your school!

There are hundreds of great schools out there, but which one is the best for you? Start here to find out!

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Our team of advisors are ready to provide you with the answers you need at the click of a button.


“The Say Yes Cleveland mentors can help my son with advice on getting his work completed and keeping his grade point average up. The mentors can lead him in the right direction to success all the way through so he can successfully get a job in the field that he’s going to school for.”

Brenda Harris



“When I transferred to Cleveland State University, it was a whole new space and a whole new environment and I was struggling a little bit. My parents didn’t go to college, so it was my mentor who helped me navigate through CSU. She pushed me to reach out to my professors and to my advisors, and gave me advice on how to navigate through school. And now that I’ve graduated, I want to do that for someone else.”

Leann Andino

College Alum


“The financial part of college is the biggest determining factor in going to college or continuing through college. Right now, my school pays for a lot of my college experience, but there is still extra left over, and Say Yes Cleveland takes care of that extra. So I only pay for a little bit. Without Say Yes Cleveland, it would be really hard for me to be a student. But the financial need is only part of it. They also have a mentoring program, and I would tell any student about to go to college to make sure that they work closely with their mentors. Take advantage of them. They really help!”

Tahneja Gaiter

Current College Student


It’s never too early to start thinking about life after high school.

We talk with parents, high school seniors, and college students everyday. The one thing they often say is: “I wish I would have started thinking about college much earlier”. Whether you or your child are just starting high school or attending a K-8 school, it’s never too late to start thinking about life after high school. Here are some things to consider about college long before high school graduation.

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