This year, Governor Cuomo and the New York State Legislature enacted the nation’s first tuition-free degree program for full time students: the Excelsior Scholarship. A college education is increasingly necessary to secure the jobs of tomorrow, and the Excelsior Scholarship ensures New York’s students have access to a quality education and the skills they need to succeed. The Scholarship is available to students enrolled at a SUNY or CUNY community college or university beginning in the fall of 2017.
The application will be available starting June 7th. To receive an electronic notification when the application is live, we encourage you to enter your email in the Excelsior Alert Form on the HESC website: www.hesc.ny.gov/excelsior.