Say Yes Buffalo
Students in the Say Yes Buffalo program from the Buffalo Public School system, as well as all city charter schools, may be eligible for a Say Yes scholarship. Say Yes scholarships will cover the remaining balance of a student’s tuition after state, federal, and/or institutional grants and scholarships have been applied. The award covers tuition only and does not include costs for room and board, books, and other fees.
Villa Maria College provides Say Yes Tuition Scholarship to a limited number of students from families with an income of less than $75,000. Say Yes Scholarships are typically awarded to students with the highest financial need and highest academic and extra-curricular accomplishments first. Students from families whose income is more than $75,000, who plan on attending Villa Maria College, may receive the Choice Grant. This grant offers up to $5,000 per year. Choice Grants, when combined with state, federal, and institutional grants and scholarships, are not to exceed the cost of full-time tuition.
The Say Yes Buffalo Tuition Scholarship is available to students who:
Reside in the city of Buffalo
Graduate from a Buffalo public school or charter school, located in the city (beginning in June 2013).
At minimum, complete grades 9-12, in consecutive years, at a Buffalo public or charter school located in the city.
Successfully complete and submit a Say Yes Buffalo Tuition Scholarship Application and all other required documentation of residency and public school attendance.
Apply for federal and state financial aid programs available.
Enroll as a full-time college student in an eligible college within 15 months after high school graduation.
Requirements must be met annually in order for students to maintain the Say Yes Buffalo Tuition Scholarship.
Process and Timeline for Say Yes students at Villa Maria College:
Complete and submit a Say Yes Student Certification Form (Click Here) by April 1
Apply and be admitted to Villa Maria College (Click Here)
Apply for Financial Aid (complete and submit FAFSA and TAP applications) April 1
Notify Villa Maria College and Say Yes Buffalo on your intent to enroll by April 1
For more information on the Say Yes Program visit buffalo.sayyestoeducation.org or chat with our Villa Say Yes contact:
Director of Admissions