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Excelsior Scholarship Program


New York State is now home to the nation's first accessible college program- The Excelsior Scholarship.

Making NY State's public universities tuition-free will alleviate the financial stresses of student loans and put more New Yorkers on a path to financial security.

The new program will be phased in over three years.

Must complete 30 credits per academic year. Begins Fall 2017, for qualified New & Current students.

Upon graduation, must live in NYS for the same number
of years you received the scholarship.If you work during
this time it must be in NYS.  Failure to meet this requirement
will result in the award being converted to an interest free loan.

Scholarship covers tuition only, no fees
or room or board (max limits apply).
Rules and regulations set by NYS. Apply June 7. Note deadline July 21.
As always, check your CCC Student Portal often. Family (adjusted gross income) cannot exceed:
  2017/18=$100,000
  2018/19=$110,000
  2019/20=$125,000

                                                                  
Application and FAQs are available on the HESC website.