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Governor Hochul has announced that he will open the Excelsior Scholarship Application to new applicants in 2022-23.

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Governor Kathy Hokul today announced that the application for the Excelsior Scholarship for new applicants in 2022-23 has begun here. The Excelsior Scholarship, in combination with other aid programs, allows qualified full-time students to attend SUNY or CUNY 2 or 4 year college tuition-free.

“It is important to provide New York students with every opportunity to climb the ladder of success.” Governor Hokuru said. “The Excelsior scholarship helps ensure that everyone has access to college education, especially for low-income students who are at a disadvantage in the face of financial injustice. We are proud to be able to remove barriers and support the programs we offer to all New Yorkers. Opportunities to pursue quality education. ”

To qualify for the Excelsior Scholarship for the 2022-23 academic year, the total federal adjusted income of a household can be up to $ 125,000. Students must also meet the following eligibility requirements:

  • Plan to attend a 2-year or 4-year university in SUNY or CUNY
  • Complete 30 credits per year for the study program (including summer and winter semesters).
  • I plan to earn an associate degree in two years or a bachelor’s degree in four years and graduate on time.

Guillermo Linares, President of the New York State Higher Education Services Corporation, said:Governor Hochul praises her commitment to making state higher education more affordable and accessible, especially among underprivileged low-income earners facing financial barriers to college. ..Excelsior scholarships can help New York students realize their dreams of higher education by providing financial support to reduce uncertainty about payments to colleges... “

SUNY Interim Prime Minister Deborah F. Stanley said, “SUNY’s mission to affordable, accessible and quality education means raising students in low- and middle-income households to help them reach their academic goals in the same way as students in wealthy households. The Excelsior scholarship is another way. The State University of New York has broken down financial barriers that prevent students from continuing their educational career after graduating from high school. Governor Hotul continues to work on SUNY students. And thank you to all the New Yorkers who dream of studying in college classrooms for their hard work. “

CUNY Prime Minister Felix V. Matos Rodriguez said: “Excelsior Scholarship has become another reliable tool in New York’s portfolio of unparalleled lesson support programs, which ensures quality without the catastrophic debt that burdens many graduates. You can be well educated and enrich your career. Despite the many challenges of economic pandemics and ongoing fluctuations, you are relieved to know that New York has a family back. Thanks to Governor Hochul for his unwavering commitment to public higher education and his profound awareness of the differences that universities make to individuals, families and society. “

The 2022-23 Excelsior Scholarship application is intended for first-time college students entering college in the fall semester of 2022 and current college students who have never received an Excelsior Scholarship. Current Excelsior Scholarship recipients should not fill out this application. Senator Jose Peralta Students eligible for the Excelsior Scholarship under the DREAM Act of New York can apply here.

Thanks to the addition of students receiving Excelsior scholarships, more than 190,000 New York residents are now attending without CUNY or SUNY tuition.

Applications will be accepted until August 31, 2022.