Say Yes Guilford Scholars – Scholarship Process
Confirming Your Enrollment:
As a first step in processing the Say Yes Guilford scholarship funding, Say Yes has to confirm each student’s enrollment with the college where the student plans to attend. In mid-July, Say Yes Guilford begins working with the colleges to confirm enrollment. If a student has not indicated their school choice in the Say Yes portal, they will not be on the initial roster the college receives (which could delay payment to the university). However, Say Yes will be continually sending an updated list to the schools throughout the summer.
Making the Say Yes Scholarship Calculation:
Once the college returns the necessary information, calculations are made. Say Yes Guilford provides the tuition funding directly to the college or university starting in September. Say Yes Guilford will also contact students that will receive funding and will periodically communicate with all students.
Placing a “Hold” on Student Accounts:
Once we calculate the Say Yes award for tuition, we ask schools to place holds on student accounts. Some university policies allow them to place holds and some do not. In situations where holds are not placed, the parent or guardian may be asked to make the payment, and then will be reimbursed through the institution once the Say Yes payment is processed. We always ask that parents or students check with the respective institution’s financial aid office and get an understanding of their policies along with ensuring they will be a Say Yes scholarship recipient.
Please make sure the FAFSA is complete and that the student has completed any additional paperwork or release forms the institution may require. If a student has an incomplete FAFSA or has not completed verification through the Say Yes Portal, Say Yes cannot process an award.
Student grade-point-averages are reviewed every semester and eligibility will be revoked after two consecutive semesters of not meeting Satisfactory Academic Performance (SAP) and/or not obtaining at least twelve (12) credit hours each semester.
If a student does not complete a full-time course load or does not maintain a 2.0 semester GPA, the student will be on probation with Say Yes for the following semester. While on probation, the student will receive funding but must meet all eligibility requirements in order to receive funding for the following semester. If there are two consecutive semesters below a 2.0 GPA or not completing 12 credits, there will be no Say Yes award.
If you lose financial aid eligibility, you will also lose Say Yes funding.