Available to families that earn $110,000 annually or less
The application window opened last month for the Excelsior Scholarship program for the 2018-19 school year for families who earn $110,000 annually or less. Combined with other financial aid, the scholarship this year allowed 22,000 New York residents to attend a SUNY or CUNY two- or four-year college tuition-free.
The application is open to anyone entering SUNY or CUNY in the fall and students who have never applied. In 2019-20, the income ceiling will increase to $125,000 annually. See hesc.ny.gov/excelsior.