NYS Excelsior Scholarship

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 $120,000 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 is available now through July 21st.

Jun 26, 2017