Senior Packet Information
New York State College Tuition Programs
Excelsior Scholarship Program
The Excelsior Scholarship provides free tuition to New York State students whose families earn up to $110,000 annually, to attend a SUNY or CUNY two-year or four-year college. It will extend to families making up to $125,000 annually by 2019. Applications are being accepted through July 23, 2018. Apply or learn more at hesc.ny.gov/excelsior. To find additional information on the benefits of the scholarship and how to apply, students and their families can visit www.hesc.ny.gov or www.ny.gov/college, and text COLLEGE to 81336 for updates.
- be residents of New York State
- enroll in a SUNY or CUNY two- or four-year degree program
- take 30 credits per calendar year (including winter and summer sessions)
- plan to live and work in New York following graduation for the length of time they participate in the scholarship program
Community Service-- The deadline for community service awards consideration for grades 9, 10 and 11 is May 7; the deadline for seniors is May 14. You must have at least 25 hours in the current school year to be considered for an award.