Excelsior Scholarship Application Period Opens For Spring 2019

The Spring 2019 application period for the Excelsior Scholarship is open. In combination with other student financial aid programs, the Excelsior Scholarship makes it possible for students to attend a CUNY college tuition-free. Students have until Monday, Jan. 14 to apply.EXCELSIOR SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION

“At CUNY, we take enormous pride in the University’s role in helping generations of low-income, underserved and immigrant students succeed,” said Interim Chancellor Vita C. Rabinowitz. “The Excelsior Scholarship opens the door to higher education and a brighter economic future. By enabling eligible students to attend tuition-free, Excelsior Scholarships have played a significant role in the increases we are seeing in applications, enrollment and credit-taking.”

To meet eligibility requirements, a student must:

Have a combined federal adjusted gross income of $110,000 or less.
Be pursuing an undergraduate degree at a CUNY or SUNY college.
Be enrolled in at least 12 credits per semester and complete at least 30 credits each year (successively), which must be applicable toward your degree program.

Current Excelsior Scholarship recipients do not need to fill out an additional Excelsior Scholarship application.

To learn more about the eligibility requirements and to apply for the Excelsior Scholarship, go to: www.hesc.ny.gov/excelsior.

The City University of New York is the nation’s leading urban public university. Founded in 1847, CUNY counts 13 Nobel Prize and 24 MacArthur (“Genius”) grant winners among its alumni. CUNY students, alumni and faculty have garnered scores of other prestigious honors over the years in recognition of historic contributions to the advancement of the sciences, business, the arts and myriad other fields. The University comprises 25 institutions: 11 senior colleges, seven community colleges, William E. Macaulay Honors College at CUNY, CUNY Graduate Center, Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at CUNY, CUNY School of Labor and Urban Studies, CUNY School of Law, CUNY School of Professional Studies and CUNY Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy. The University serves more than 275,000 degree-seeking students. CUNY offers online baccalaureate and master’s degrees through the School of Professional Studies.