Governor Cuomo and the New York State Legislature enacted the nation's first tuition-free degree program, the Excelsior Scholarship. The Excelsior Scholarship, in combination with other student financial aid programs, allows students to attend a SUNY or CUNY college tuition-free. The application for the 2018-19 academic year opens for new applicants on
Monday, March 26, 2018 at 9:00am.
Application Deadline - July 23, 2018
Current Excelsior Scholarship recipients should not complete this application. If you first received an award for the 2017-18 academic year, no additional action is needed for the 2018-19 academic year.
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An applicant must be:
Governor Cuomo and the New York State Legislature enacted the nation's first tuition-free degree program, 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. Read more about it here: