As part of our partnership with Say Yes to Education, D’Youville offers 10 full-tuition scholarships to high school students who graduate from a Say Yes eligible high school.
D'Youville is proud to provide scholarships to students from Say Yes eligible high schools, including Buffalo Public and Charter Schools. If you are unsure as to whether or not your school partners with Say Yes Buffalo, please contact Say Yes Buffalo.
The Say Yes Tuition Scholarship provides:
- 8 semesters of financial support to meet the cost of tuition,
- Access to Say Yes Buffalo’s comprehensive supports and services, including paid summer internships.
First-year students must meet all Say Yes Buffalo eligibility requirements. Transfer students will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis. All students must meet the following financial guidelines for eligibility:
- In order to be considered for the Say Yes tuition scholarship, the annual family income cannot exceed $75,000. Family income is determined by the FAFSA and D’Youville’s financial aid office.
- If a student is Say Yes eligible but the family income exceeds $75,000 annually, they may be eligible for the Say Yes Choice Grant.
Students interested in applying for the Say Yes scholarship should complete the following steps:
- Apply to D’Youville (either via the the D’Youville application or The Common App).
- Complete the FAFSA.
- Complete the NYS TAP application.
- Complete the Say Yes Buffalo application.
- All of the above are due by April 1 in order to be considered for the Say Yes Tuition Scholarship at D'Youville.
- If selected as a finalist, you may need to submit a personal essay or come to D’Youville for an interview.
Frequently Asked Questions
First, you need to verify your Say Yes eligibility by completing the Say Yes application online. Second, you need to apply and be admitted to D’Youville. And lastly, you need to complete both the FAFSA and the NYS TAP applications.
No, D’Youville offers 10 Say Yes Tuition Scholarships per year. Not all Say Yes eligible students will be selected to receive the scholarship.
There are 10 Say Yes tuition scholarships granted each year to new, incoming students.
No, Say Yes covers tuition expenses. However, students are encouraged to apply for outside scholarships utilizing Scholarship Universe in order to earn additional awards for these expenses.
The Say Yes Tuition Scholarship ensures that your tuition costs are covered. It is a last dollar scholarship, meaning that it covers your tuition balance after other forms of federal (Pell), state (NYS TAP) and institutional aid are applied to your tuition costs.
Say Yes eligible students are selected based on a holistic review of their admissions application, their financial aid profile, an essay and/or an interview.
Students need to maintain a 2.0 GPA and earn a minimum of 12 credits per semester.
Yes. There is a family income limit of $75,000 annually in order to qualify for the Say Yes Tuition Scholarship.
Students in this situation will no longer be eligible for the Say Yes Tuition Scholarship, instead they may qualify for the Say Yes Choice Grant.
Students in this situation will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis.
Not necessarily. Say Yes offers 10 scholarships/year to students who are new to D’Youville. Transfer students may be considered for this award, but it is not guaranteed.
Your Say Yes Tuition Scholarship is good for 8 semesters of full-time undergraduate enrollment. If you need additional time to complete your degree, you may need to file an appeal with the financial aid office and/or Say Yes in order to be considered for additional semesters of funding.
No. Filing an appeal with Say Yes means that you are eligible to be considered for Say Yes grants and scholarships. D’Youville makes the final determination regarding the granting of the Say Yes Tuition Scholarship at D’Youville..
You will be eligible to receive Say Yes throughout the undergraduate portion of your program, not exceeding 8 semesters of eligibility.
Finalists for the Say Yes Tuition Scholarship may be invited for an interview.
You will receive notification from the admissions office in late April confirming your acceptance and outlining next steps.
Possibly. The Say Yes tuition scholarship does not cover fees, room and board, or books. However, if you receive outside scholarship funding, you can lower or eliminate your loan amount.
No, students who may qualify for both will be selected for one or the other.