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Will Say Yes to Education help pay your child’s college tuition? Charter school students’ fate still to be decided

Sep 13, 2017 by

CLEVELAND, Ohio – Choosing to send your child to a charter school – and which school you choose – could make a giant difference in your college costs if the Say Yes to Education program launches in Cleveland.

Say Yes to Education, a non-profit based out of New York City, works with a few school districts to offer social service and academic support to students through high school, then provides significant college scholarships to graduates.

In an ideal world, Say Yes would cover college costs for all public school graduates in its partner cities. But cash is limited and partner cities must raise the bulk of the scholarship money themselves.

That means setting some eligibility limits so that Say Yes and the cities can afford the scholarships.

A team of city leaders has been working quietly this summer sorting out what students they can include in the scholarship program – and who they can’t. Recommendations that could come later this month will likely base scholarship amounts on how long students have lived in Cleveland, but also on what schools students have attended.

The three cities in the Say Yes program so far – Buffalo and Syracuse, N.Y., and Guilford County, N.C., –  each have different rules for how much tuition Say Yes will pay based on long students have attended the local school district. But while Buffalo and Syracuse also include students at local charter schools, Guilford County doesn’t.

Source: Will Say Yes to Education help pay your child’s college tuition? Charter school students’ fate still to be decided | cleveland.com

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