Excelsior Scholarship

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.

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 application period for the Spring 2018 semester has not yet started.  Check the Higher Education Services Corporation web site for the application and deadline.

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.

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.

Campus Cultural Centers

Kupferberg Holocaust CenterOpens in a new window
Kupferberg Holocaust Resource Center and ArchivesOpens in a new window

Using the lessons of the Holocaust to educate current and future generations about the ramifications of unbridled prejudice, racism and stereotyping.

Queensborough Performing Arts CenterOpens in a new window
QPAC: Performing Arts CenterOpens in a new window

QPAC is an invaluable entertainment company in this region with a growing national reputation. The arts at QPAC continues to play a vital role in transforming lives and building stronger communities.

Queensborough Art GalleryOpens in a new window
QCC Art GalleryOpens in a new window

The QCC Art Gallery of the City University of New York is a vital educational and cultural resource for Queensborough Community College, the Borough of Queens and the surrounding communities.