ALBANY, NY - The application period for SUNY and CUNY students to apply for free tuition for the 2021-22 school year is now open.
The state says the Excelsior Scholarship, in combination with other aid programs, allows eligible full-time students to attend a SUNY or CUNY college for free.
"Given the economic impact families are facing throughout our State, it is more important than ever that students have access to financial support that enables them to realize their dream of pursuing their education regardless of race, class or social status," said Governor Andrew Cuomo in a news release. "The Excelsior Scholarship provides the financial resources for tens of thousands of students to receive a high-quality education in New York's world-class education system without the burden of worry or debt."
To receive the funding, eligible students must meet the following requirements:
- Attend a SUNY or CUNY two or four-year college
- Complete 30 credits per year towards their program of study
- Be on track to graduate on time with an Associate's Degree in two years or a Bachelor's Degree in four years
- Live in New York State for the length of time they received the award
Click here for an online application.