Tuition-free college for middle-class New Yorkers

SUNY Oswego has a long-standing commitment to higher education access, college completion and cost predictability. And now, through New York State’s Excelsior Scholarship program, a greater number of New York students and families will be eligible to attend SUNY Oswego tuition-free. 

Eligibility requirements

  • Family household adjusted gross income, as filed on federal tax returns, must not exceed $125,000
  • New York State residency
  • Earn 30 credits per year and maintain progress towards graduation
  • Good academic standing
  • Graduate on time with a bachelor's degree in four years
  • Students must live in New York and not work out of the state after graduation for the same number of years they receive the award, or they will need to repay the award.
  • Students must complete their academic program in four years, unless they are in an approved five-year undergraduate program.

For complete eligibility requirements, please visit New York State’s Higher Education Services Corporation's (HESC) Excelsior Scholarship page.

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Application Deadline for Fall 2023 Term:
August 31, 2023


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