Thousands fill out apps for New York’s ‘Excelsior Scholarship’

Local News
College student on laptop with books-159532.jpg16629068

Thousands of students are applying for New York’s new tuition-elimination program.

More than 3,000 applications were filed hours after the Excelsior Scholarship plan went live yesterday. The program covers four-years of in-state tuition to SUNY and CUNY schools for families that earn no more than $125,000 a year.

The deal generally requires students to stay in state for a period of time after graduation and doesn’t cover housing, meals or books.

It has also drawn heavy criticism from leaders of in-state private colleges, which are not included in the program.

Copyright 2021 Nexstar Media Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.