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 in 2019.
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 actual 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
The Fall 2020 Excelsior Scholarship application period is now open. Current recipients of this scholarship do not need to complete this application. This application is available to students first entering college in Fall 2020, students who were able to catch up on credits in the Spring 2020 semester to meet the credit requirement, and current college students who missed the Spring 2020 application deadline.
Application Deadline: August 31, 2020
The New York State Tuition Assistance Program (TAP) helps eligible New York residents pay tuition at approved schools in New York State. Depending on the academic year in which you begin study, an annual TAP award can be up to $5,165. Because TAP is a grant, it does not have to be paid back.
New York State offers various grants, scholarships and awards. Detailed program eligibility and application information is available at the Higher Education Services Corporation website.