The Excelsior Scholarship Now Available: Tuition-FREE at ‘All” SUNY and CUNY Two and Four-Year Colleges


The Excelsior Scholarship application for the 2018-19 academic year for new applicants is now open and will close on July 23rd.

Excelsior Scholarships provide eligible families and students the opportunity to attend college tuition-free at all SUNY and CUNY two- and four-year colleges in New York State.

The Excelsior Scholarship is part of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo's ongoing effort to make college attainable for thousands of students across our great state. Families with a federal adjusted gross income of up to $110,000 are eligible to apply this year, increasing to $125,000 beginning fall 2019.

Learn more about the Excelsior, including eligibility requirements and how to apply at: www.hesc.ny.gv/excelsior/

If you received an Excelsior Scholarship award in fall 2017 or spring 2018, you do not need to complete this application. View a list of other available New York State grants and scholarships at:

A college education is increasingly necessary to secure the jobs of tomorrow in New York's advanced economy. So, if you know of someone who's concerned they might not be able to afford college please share this information with them because New York is a State of Opportunity.

To learn more and get started visit NYS Higher Education Services Corporation at or call 866-431-HESC
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