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Excelsior Scholarship Application

Putting Students First

The Excelsior Scholarship, in combination with other student financial aid programs, allows students to attend a SUNY or CUNY college tuition-free.

The Excelsior Scholarship application for the spring 2018 semester for new applicants is now available. Current Excelsior Scholarship recipients should not complete this application. If you first received the award in the fall term of the current academic year, no additional action is needed for the spring term.


An applicant must:

What You Need

To complete the application you will need:

Application Resources

Download and print these tips sheets to help you complete your Excelsior Scholarship application.


To receive subsequent payments each year after initial application, an Excelsior Scholarship recipient must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and the Payment of State Grants, Scholarships and Awards Application each year.

How to Apply

The deadline for the Excelsior Scholarship application for the spring 2018 semester has passed.



For any questions on the Excelsior Scholarship application contact the Excelsior Scholarship Hotline at 888-697-4372 or send them an email.

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