New York Excelsior Scholarship Applications Now Open 

ALBANY, N.Y. (WENY) – Applications for the Excelsior Scholarship for new applicants for the 2022-23 academic year is now open. 

The Excelsior Scholarship allows eligible full-time students to attend a SUNY or CUNY two-year or four-year college tuition-free. 

“It is critical that we provide New York’s students every possible opportunity to climb the ladder of success,” Governor Hochul said. “The Excelsior Scholarship helps ensure a college education is attainable to all, especially for low-income students who face financial inequities that put them at a disadvantage. I am proud to support programs that tear down barriers to higher education and provide every New Yorker a chance to pursue a quality education.” 

To be eligible for an Excelsior Scholarship, household federal adjusted gross income can total up to $125,000. 

Students must also complete 30 credits per years towards their program of study and be on track to graduate on time. 

Applications will be accepted through August 31st. 


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