You 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.