In joining the Say Yes National Higher Education Compact, private colleges and universities agree to ensure that students from Say Yes communities whose annual family income is at or below $75,000 are typically eligible, at a minimum, to attend tuition-free, provided they are accepted through the institution’s regular admission process.
In January 2019, 14 colleges – including nine more in Ohio – joined the Compact.
Ashland University, Baldwin Wallace University, Case Western Reserve University, College of Wooster, John Carroll University, Notre Dame College, Ohio Northern University, Ohio Wesleyan University and the University of Dayton join the initial Ohio members, Denison University, Kenyon College, and Oberlin College. Hiram College joined in February 2019.
Also joining the Say Yes National Compact are three Historically Black Colleges and Universities – Benedict College in Columbia, SC; Morehouse College in Atlanta, and Paul Quinn College in Dallas – as well as Alfred University in New York and Whitman College in Washington state.