AU Partnering With Say Yes To Education

AU Partnering With Say Yes To Education

  • 1/22/2019 4:38:41 PM
  • Tyler Warner
  • Local News

ASHLAND – Ashland University announced January 18th it has joined Say Yes to Education, a national nonprofit organization that helps students from urban school districts go to, and pay for, college.

The announcement was made on Jan. 18 at an event held at John Marshall High School in Cleveland. The event was attended by Maggie McGrath, director for the Higher Education Compact of Greater Cleveland, as well as Kevin Doss, chairman of the Board of Trustees for Ashland University. 

By joining the Say Yes Higher Education Compact, Ashland University agrees to ensure that most of the students served by the organization are eligible, at a minimum, to attend tuition-free, subject to the regular admission and financial aid process. The students must also satisfy residency and other requirements in their particular Say Yes community and typically those student's annual family income is at or below $75,000. 

Ashland University is delighted to become part of the Say Yes to Education community and our partnership with Say Yes to Education is a reflection of our determination to increase affordability and improve access to higher education,” said AU President Dr. Carlos Campo. “We look forward to working with Say Yes students and their families. Say Yes has done extraordinary work providing students from underserved communities with the support they need, academically and financially. Through this relationship, Ashland University will recruit, educate and fully prepare these students for a lifetime of success.

AU joins more than 100 private colleges and universities from 26 states and the District of Columbia, including the eight colleges and universities of the Ivy League as well as Duke, Stanford and Notre Dame, in the program. AU will work with partner cities like Cleveland to foster a college-going culture and to offer scholarships to eligible public high school graduates.

As part of the agreement between Say Yes and the Cleveland partnership, the first class to receive Say Yes Scholarships would be the High School Graduating Class of 2019. 

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