Applications Due For New York Colleges Free Tuition Program #SUNY

WGRZ-TV reported, The deadline to apply for the new SUNY Excelsior Scholarship is this Friday (tomorrow). This program allows students from families in New York making less than $100,000 a year to go to any public college or university tuition-free in the fall.

Some Frequently Asked Questions

Is there’s an age limit on who can apply for the scholarship?

The answer is, no. But you cannot use the scholarship to earn a second degree. So, if you already have a 2 or 4-year degree from a long time ago, you won’t qualify. If you just received your 2-year degree, you can apply to get a scholarship to continue your education and earn a 4-year degree. T

What about those in private schools?

Private schools had the option to be part of the program. The school and the state end up splitting up to $6,000 in tuition costs. In Western New York, only Canisius, Hilbert, Niagara, Alfred University, and Trocaire College decided to take part.

Is there a G.P.A. requirement you need to maintain in order to keep the scholarship?

The answer is, yes. As a student, you’re required to maintain a grade point average necessary for the successful completion of your coursework. So, it can’t get so low that you’re kicked out of school — it’s based on the rules of your college.

If you have any other questions, you can chat online with a SUNY representative from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

 

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