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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 $100,000
  • 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?

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

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 Spring 2018 Excelsior application is now availble.
Visit the HESC website

Note: The Fall 2018 Excelsior Application will become available in Spring 2018.

Information Sessions

View the Excelsior Scholarship Information Session Video.



Contact Us

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NY, NY 10065