Partner Colleges

The Syracuse Say Yes to Education - Higher Education Compact Partner Colleges

New colleges are continually recruited. Please visit this page often to see new Partner Colleges. Please see below for the most current listing of partner colleges.

Private Colleges

The Say Yes Tuition Scholarship is provided to eligible students from families with incomes of less than $75,000/year unless otherwise noted. Students from families with incomes more than $75,000 who choose to attend one of the nonprofit private colleges will receive the standard financial aid award directly from the college and, if needed, an additional Say Yes Choice Grant of up to $5000 per year directly from Say Yes to Education.

Please note: Private Partner colleges are the primary source of funding to Say Yes students attending their institutions.  While all of the colleges have agreed to the basic conditions of the Say Yes program, colleges may have unique policies and restrictions.  The determination of the actual award that a student receives will be made by the college at their discretion based on college policies.

Non-Profit Private Colleges

California

Colorado

Connecticut

Illinois

Indiana

Massachusetts

Missouri

New Jersey

 New York

  • Clarkson University
  • Colgate University*Transfer students not eligible. Colgate will consider family assets in addition to total family income to determine eligibility for SY Awards.
  • Columbia University
  • Cooper Union*Tuition guarantee to students from any family income
  • Cornell University -May provide financial aid packages that cover more than just tuition costs, for example, room and board, and/or books.  Cornell will consider family assets in addition to total family income to determine eligibility for SY awards. Contact Say Yes Syracuse at 443-5300 for details.
  • Crouse Hospital College of Nursing*2 Say Yes scholarships available yearly

North Carolina

  • Davidson College
  • Duke University - May provide financial aid packages that cover more than just tuition costs, for example, room and board, and/or books.  Contact Say Yes Syracuse at 443-5300 for details.

Ohio

Pennsylvania

Rhode Island

Tennessee

  • Rhodes College -May provide financial aid packages that cover more than just tuition costs, for example, room and board, and/or books.  Contact Say Yes Syracuse at 443-5300 for details.
  • Sewanee: The University of the South -  May provide financial aid packages that cover more than just tuition costs, for example, room and board, and/or books.  Contact Say Yes Syracuse at 443-5300 for details.
  • Vanderbilt University - May provide financial aid packages that cover more than just tuition costs, for example, room and board, and/or books.  Contact Say Yes Syracuse at 443-5300 for details.

Texas

  • Texas Christian University
  • Rice University - May provide financial aid packages that cover more than just tuition costs, for example, room and board, and/or books.  Contact Say Yes Syracuse at 443-5300 for details.

Washington, D.C.

For-Profit Private Colleges

City University of New York (CUNY)  – Say Yes Tuition Scholarship to students from any family income

CUNY Senior Colleges

CUNY Community Colleges

State University of New York (SUNY) – Say Yes Tuition Scholarship to students from any family income

SUNY University Centers

SUNY Technology Colleges

SUNY University Colleges

SUNY Community Colleges