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Excelsior Scholarship

Hunter College is excited to be a part of the new Excelsior Scholarship, available starting in Fall 2017. 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. Final details are still emerging, but below you will find basic information and steps you can take to prepare.


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?

  • File the Excelsior Scholarship application; deadline: July 21, 2017
  • File 2017-18 FAFSA/TAP application by July 21, 2017
    Hunter FAFSA code - 002689
    Hunter TAP code - 1413
  • Be sure you are enrolled for 15 credits in the Fall 2017 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 excelsior@hunter.cuny.edu

Web Resources

CUNY – Excelsior Scholarship FAQs

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

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Apply

The Fall 2017 Excelsior application period is now closed. We will follow-up with applicants in late August.

Information Sessions

View the Excelsior Scholarship Information Session Video.

 

 

Contact Us

Email us:
excelsior@hunter.cuny.edu

 
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