Excelsior Scholarship Information Session

Thursday, May 11, 2017, 4:30 p.m. ~ Genesee Community College, Batavia Campus

BATAVIA, NY (05/04/2017) (readMedia)-- What: Excelsior Scholarship Information Session

When: Thursday, May 11, 2017, 4:30 p.m.

Where: Genesee Community College, Batavia Campus

Conable Technology Building / T102

One College Road, Batavia, NY 14020


Get all the latest details about the New York State's tuition-free program, the Excelsior Scholarship, which promises to make college possible for thousands of students across the state and help alleviate the burden of student debt. The informational session is being presented by Howard Zemsky, president and CEO of Empire State Development and Commissioner of the New York State Department of Economic Development. It is free and open to the public.

When fully implemented, the Excelsior Scholarship, in combination with other aid programs, is expected to allow 200,000 students to attend a State University of New York (SUNY) college tuition-free.

Tuition-free college can begin this fall 2017 semester for students whose families make up to $100,000 annually and extend to those making $125,000 annually by 2019.

In order to apply, students must:

• Be residents of New York State

• Plan to attend a SUNY (or CUNY) two- or four-year degree program

• Complete 30 credits per year and make progress towards graduation

• Maintain good academic standing

• Be on track to graduate on time with an associate degree in two years or a bachelor's degree in four years

Further information is also available at www.HESC.ny.gov.

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