The 2018-2019 Excelsior Scholarship Application is available from March 26, 2018 to July 23, 2018 for Fall 2018 college bound students. The Excelsior Scholarship, in combination with other student financial aid programs, allows students to attend a SUNY or CUNY college tuition-free, provided they meet the eligibility criteria.
College credits earned in high school do not impact Excelsior eligibility (they actually help if they boost a student’s college GPA and/or make it easier for the student to complete their degree on time). If a student earns their Associate’s degree, however, the credits earned in high school do impact Excelsior because the student will only have 2 years to complete their Bachelor’s. All current Early Degree students have been told about this, but please make sure any potential candidates are aware as well.