Excelsior Scholarship

Application Deadline is July 21

Excelsior Scholarship Application Period is June 7 - July 21, 2017

Earning a Queensborough degree is now more affordable than ever.

The cost of a Queensborough Community College education may be more affordable than ever with Governor Andrew M. Cuomo’s Excelsior Scholarship program.

Current and new students may apply for the Excelsior Scholarship beginning Wednesday, June 7. The deadline to complete an application is Friday, July 21, 2017.

The scholarship program will begin with the fall 2017 semester and be phased in over three years, starting with New Yorkers making up to $100,000 annually in the fall of 2017, increasing to $110,000 in 2018, and reaching $125,000 in 2019.

The Higher Education Services Corporation, which oversees the program, has more information on its website, including a list of frequently asked questions.

Here is what you can do now to be ready:

If you are a new student who plans to attend Queensborough for the first time this Fall:

  • Apply for admission to Queensborough Community College by visiting the University Application Processing Center or stopping by the Admissions Office (Administration Building, Room 210).

  • Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form to determine eligibility for federal and New York State (NYS) financial aid programs, including the NYS Tuition Assistance Program (TAP).

  • Enroll as a full-time student for the 2017-18 academic year and plan to complete 30 credits per year. Note: Credits earned during the summer and winter semesters will count toward the 30 credit requirement.

  • Apply for the Excelsior Scholarship beginning Wednesday, June 7. The deadline to complete an application is Friday, July 21, 2017.

If you are a student who is currently enrolled at Queensborough:

  • Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form to determine eligibility for federal and New York State (NYS) financial aid programs, including the NYS Tuition Assistance Program (TAP).

  • Enroll as a full-time student for the 2017-18 academic year and plan to complete 30 credits per year. Note: Credits earned during the summer and winter semesters will count toward the 30 credit requirement.

  • Apply for the Excelsior Scholarship beginning Wednesday, June 7. The deadline to complete an application is Friday, July 21, 2017.

Application Resources

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

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