Gov. Kathy Hochul announced Tuesday that the state is now accepting applications for another round of Excelsior Scholarships, in which students from families with federal adjusted gross incomes up to $125,000 can earn up to a full scholarship to study at a public college in New York.
Students applying for the scholarship must be enrolled full time at a two or four-year college in the SUNY or CUNY system and on track to graduate within two or four years (corresponding to their specific school or program). The scholarship also requires a student to complete a full course load of 30 credits within a year, inclusive of winter and summer terms.
A separate round of applications will be released in the spring for students starting college in the fall of 2023.
"By easing the financial burden associated with the cost of attending college, students and their families can focus on their education, providing New York's students every possible opportunity to climb the ladder of success," Governor Hochul said in a statement.
The spring 2023 application can be found online here, and is due by midnight on Feb. 9, 2023.