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Class of 2020
NYS Excelsior Scholarship

The New York State Legislature enacted the Excelsior Scholarship program. It is designed to ensure that NYS students have access to a quality education while alleviating the burden of college debt. More than 940,000 middle-class families will be eligible for the scholarship.

In order to apply, students must:

  • Be residents of New York State
  • Plan to attend a SUNY or CUNY two- or four-year degree program
  • Take 30 credits per year and make progress towards graduation
  • Maintain good academic standing
  • Be on track to graduate on time with an Associate's Degree in two years or a Bachelor's Degree in four years