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NYS's New Excelsior Scholarship

New YorkYou may have heard the exciting news about New York State’s new Excelsior Scholarship.  New York’s tuition-free degree program is the first of its kind in the nation. Tuition-free college will begin immediately for students whose families make up to $100,000 annually and extend to those making $120,00 annually by 2019.  

In order to be eligible, students must:

Be residents of New York State

Plan to attend a SUNY or CUNY two or four year degree program

Take 30 credits per year and make progress towards graduation

Maintain good academic standing

Be on track to graduate on time with an Associate’s Degree in two years or a Bachelor’s Degree in four years


Students must apply for this award. Visit www.hesc.ny.gov/excelsior for more information and to sign up for email alerts about when and how to apply. The Excelsior Scholarship application will be available on June 7th and the deadline to apply is July 21st.

Jun 13, 2017