New York State Aid
New York State offers many financial aid programs to assist students with meeting their educational expenses. FLCC students received over $4 million in New York State grants and scholarships for 2018-19.
The Excelsior Scholarship program will provide tuition-free college at New York State's public colleges and universities to New Yorkers making up to $125,000.
Determining eligibility for the Excelsior Scholarship is a two-part process. After applying for the scholarship through HESC, you'll receive a notification regarding your status. If you have met HESC's requirements, your information will be sent to FLCC for further review. FLCC will then review transcripts and other documentation and your current financial aid awards, and if you meet the scholarship requirements, you will receive notification from FLCC confirming your eligibility and the amount of your Excelsior scholarship.
Recipients of the Excelsior Scholarship may receive the award up to full cost of tuition. The maximum Excelsior Scholarship will be reduced by the amount of student grant and scholarship awards an applicant will receive for the academic year.
Excelsior Scholarship Application
New York State residents planning to attend a SUNY college — including FLCC — should apply for the New York Tuition Assistance Program (TAP). TAP is available for eligible students taking 6 or more credit hours per semester in their program of study.
The easiest way to apply for TAP is through the FAFSA. The FAFSA application process will automatically link you to the TAP application if:
- You are a New York State resident, and
- You included at least one approved SUNY college on your FAFSA.
Depending on the academic year in which you begin study, an annual TAP award can be up to $5,665. Because TAP is a grant, you do not have to pay it back. TAP awards are based on NYS net taxable income and other factors.
New York State offers various grants, scholarships and awards. Detailed program eligibility and application information is available at the Higher Education Services Corporation website.