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2018-2019 New York State Excelsior Scholarship Applicants

The 2018-2019 New York State Excelsior Scholarship application for new applicants is available on the New York State Higher Education Services Corporation (HESC) website. The deadline for completion is Monday July 23rd at 11:59pm. To make sure you fully understand all of the eligibility criteria, we strongly recommend that you carefully review the following before you apply:

Reviewing this information will ensure that you understand what the eligibility criteria are for the scholarship, as not all students may be eligible. You should also review this information so that you understand the requirements for utilizing and maintaining the New York State Excelsior Scholarship in future years.

As a reminder to new applicants, you must complete your 2018—19 FAFSA and TAP applications before applying for the New York State Excelsior Scholarship online for fall 2018. To receive award payments after the initial application year, an Excelsior Scholarship recipient must annually complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and the TAP Application each year. Check the HESC website for information on the New York State Excelsior Scholarship and sign up for e-mail updates about when the scholarship application becomes available next.For spring 2018: If you first received the award in the fall term of the current academic year, no additional action is needed for the spring term. Note that the deadline to apply for the spring 2018 semester for first-time applicants has now passed.