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EXCELSIOR SCHOLARSHIP TUITION FREE PROGRAM

More than 940,000 middle-class families and individuals making up to $125,000 per year will qualify to attend college tuition-free at all CUNY and SUNY two- and four-year colleges in New York State. 

https://www.ny.gov/programs/tuition-free-degree-program-excelsior-scholarship

 

https://www.hesc.ny.gov/pay-for-college/financial-aid/types-of-financial-aid/nys-grants-scholarships-awards/the-excelsior-scholarship.html

 
 


HESC is pleased to announce that the Excelsior Scholarship Application is now available.

In order to apply, students must meet eligibility requirements, including:

  • Be residents of New York State
  • Plan to attend a SUNY or CUNY two or four-year college
  • Complete 30 credits per year towards their program of study
  • Be on track to graduate on time with an Associate's Degree in two years or a Bachelor's Degree in four years

To complete the application, you will need:

  • 2019 IT-201 NYS Income Tax Return(s) for you and your parent(s) or your spouse, as applicable

More information can be found at www.hesc.ny.gov/excelsior.

 

Students applying to private schools in NYS can apply for the Enhanced Tuition Award. Here is that link:

https://www.hesc.ny.gov/pay-for-college/financial-aid/types-of-financial-aid/nys-grants-scholarships-awards/enhanced-tuition-awards.html

 

The Enhanced Tuition Awards (ETA) program provides tuition awards to students who are New York State residents attending a participating private college located in New York State. Recipients will receive $6,000 through a combination of their TAP award, ETA award and a match from their private college.