GREENSBORO, N.C. - Guilford County students who want to attend a private college or university have a chance to meet with representatives from some of the country's top schools.
More than 40 schools are sending reps to Greensboro for a free Say Yes Guilford forum.
“It's almost like a college fair, only it goes a step further because it creates a one-on-one environment for a lot of these students, and maybe they've never experienced and they couldn't have experienced without going on campus and visiting one of these schools," said Donnie Turlington with Say Yes Guilford.
Say Yes has more than 100 partner universities that offer last-dollar tuition scholarships.
"So what that means is after federal, state, and institutional aid are subtracted from total tuition, we pay the remaining, that's the last dollar piece," said Turlington.
This means zero dollars out of pocket for families making less than $75,000 a year, and all of the more than 40 schools going to this event offer that type of assistance.
There’s also assistance available for students whose household income is greater than $75,000, Say Yes offers a Choice Grant of up to $5,000 per year.
"There are six ivy league schools that will be here including Princeton and Yale,” said Turlington. “Notre Dame will be here, Vanderbilt, University of Southern California will be here just to name a few.”
Plus several schools closer to home like Duke University and Greensboro College.
"We have always had Guilford County students enroll, but we've doubled the number of Guilford County students this year,” said Greensboro College President Lawrence Czarda. “We now have 12-percent of our incoming class as Say Yes scholarship students. Yes, it's about the scholarship. The scholarship is important, but the pathway, which is what Say Yes is all about, where students in pre-K through the 12th grade will be encouraged and have wrap-around services and the quality of education in Guilford County will improve over time because of Say Yes."
It will also widen the path for students to fulfill their academic potential.
The free forum will be held on September 13 starting at 5:30 p.m. at the Greensboro Coliseum.
To RSVP online, click here.