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New York State Excelsior Scholarship

  • New York State Excelsior Scholarship

    The cost of an Erie Community College education may be even more affordable with New York State’s Excelsior Scholarship! Starting June 7, 2017, for New York residents making up to $100,000 annually, $110,000 in 2018, and $125,000 in 2019 will be considered. After Pell, TAP, and other scholarships are applied to tuition, the Excelsior Scholarship will cover what is needed to pay tuition. (Fees are not covered by Excelsior.) An application for the Excelsior Scholarship can be obtained on NYSHESC's website.

    Need to know information

    • Your financial aid will not go down. If eligible, you may receive for more aid through the Excelsior Scholarship.
    • The Excelsior Scholarship covers tuition only, if your tuition costs are fully covered by Pell and/or TAP, you would not qualify for the Excelsior Scholarship.
    • This program will make the greatest difference for students who pay at least some of their tuition out‐of‐pocket or with loans.
    • Continuing students who qualify for the Excelsior Scholarship must have successfully completed 30 credit hours in the previous year to be eligible.
    • Students must agree to live in New York State for a continuous number of years to the duration of the award received. If a student fails to meet this requirement, the award will be converted to a loan.
    • The Excelsior Scholarship only applies to students pursuing an Associate or Bachelor’s degree, not Certificates. 
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    City Campus
    Student Support Center - Room O102A
    45 Oak Street
    Buffalo, NY 14203
    M-F9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
    North Campus
    Spring Student Center - Room S201
    6205 Main Street
    Williamsville, NY 14221
    M-F8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
    South Campus
    Building 5 - Room 5206
    4041 Southwestern Blvd.
    Orchard Park, NY 14127
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