Say Yes Cleveland’s Scholarship Board has announced three important new amendments to scholarship policies, going into effect for the beginning of the 2024/2025 school year.

6th Year Funding
Say Yes Cleveland eligible students (from the classes of 2019, 2020, 2021, which were impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic) who are still enrolled in a post-secondary institution and have not yet completed their first bachelor’s degree, will be eligible for sixth-year tuition funding. In order to receive funding, students must maintain Say Yes scholarship eligibility criteria by:
– Attending a Say Yes institution; and
– Meeting Satisfactory Academic Progress; and
– Not exhausted their lifetime eligibility of federal aid; and
– Provide documentation that they will complete their degree within one academic year.

Part-Time Enrollment
If students in the CMSD Classes of 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023 and 2024 are unable to enroll full-time at an eligible public postsecondary institution, the Say Yes scholarship will pay tuition and mandatory fees for up to two part-time semesters (6-11 credit hours).

Additional Opportunity Grant
For 2024–25; 2025–26; 2026–27; and 2027–28, any Say Yes eligible student attending a Say Yes eligible postsecondary institution, with a family AGI under $75,000, will receive an annual opportunity grant award payment of $1,000 on top of the Say Yes tuition scholarship award, that may be used toward room and board and other educational expenses cited in the cost of attendance of that Say Yes eligible institution. The awarding of these dollars is subject to programmatic terms and conditions at particular institutions.