Frequently Asked Questions
Does the scholarship program take into account multiple children in the family or multiple students in school?
No, Say Yes Guilford does not take that into consideration. Instead, the number of students/family members is captured in the Estimated Family Contribution (EFC) via the completed Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), which is a required document to be eligible to receive Say Yes Guilford funding.
How is family income determined?
Family income is based on the Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) listed on a family’s tax return and FAFSA.
What year is the family income based on?
The 2017-18 scholarship program is based on 2015 tax returns.
Are the dollar amounts of the tuition for a full year or per semester?
The dollar amounts are for the full year. Say Yes Guilford makes two payments, one for the fall semester and one for the spring semester.
The Say Yes Guilford online portal indicates I am eligible, what does that mean?
Please note the changes were just announced March 30, it will take time for the portal to represent accurate eligibility based on the new scholarship model.
Don’t my taxes pay for Say Yes Guilford scholarships?
Say Yes Guilford and the Say Yes Guilford Scholarship Board are nonprofit entities that are completely privately funded. There are no taxpayer dollars invested locally.
What do current students need to do to continue receiving Say Yes funds?
If a student is continuing at the same school there are no additional steps within the Say Yes Portal, however, they must complete the FAFSA each year, register full time and maintain a 2.0 GPA. The Say Yes Certification Form is a one-time completion in the student’s senior year of high school. We just encourage them to keep their school choice and contact information updated in the Say Yes Portal.
Why I haven’t received my fall 2017 funding?
Payments for the fall semester are still being processed and students in the Guilford County Schools classes of 2016 and 2017 currently enrolled will continue to have their 2017-18 payments submitted. If you believe you are eligible to receive funding and have not yet submitted your Student Aid Report and Financial Aid Award to Say Yes Guilford, please click here for more information.