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Excelsior Scholarship

Hunter College is excited to be a part of the new Excelsior Scholarship. This scholarship is a grant provided by New York State that will cover tuition costs that remain after Pell and TAP awards have been applied. Below you will find basic information and steps you can take to prepare and apply.

Am I Eligible?

  • New York State Resident and eligible citizen
  • Enrolled at Hunter (or any New York State public College) as a full-time student (register and successfully complete 30 credits per year towards your degree)
  • Household income at or below $110,000
  • Plan to live and work in New York State following graduation for the length of time you participate in the scholarship program

What Are My Next Steps?

  • File a FAFSA/TAP application 
    Hunter FAFSA code - 002689
    Hunter TAP code - 1413
  • File the Excelsior application (2018-19 now available!)
  • Be sure you are enrolled for 15 credits in each semester. 
  • Check DegreeWorks to see if you are academically eligible (30 credits completed each year enrolled - current students only)

How Do I Learn More?

Online Information Session

View the Excelsior Scholarship Information Session Video →


Contact Us

The Hunter College staff is here to help. Email us at 

Web Resources

CUNY – Excelsior Scholarship FAQs

  • Detailed eligibility information
  • How to maintain your scholarship
  • New York State residency and work requirements after your award



Document Actions

The 2018-2019 Excelsior Application is now available!
Visit the HESC website for more information. 

Deadline: July 23rd, 2018

Information Sessions

View the Excelsior Scholarship Information Session Video.



Contact Us

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