NYS Excelsior and ETA Programs

If you've received notification about eligibility for either the NYS Excelsior or New York State Enhanced Tuition Award (ETA) Programs, please be patient as we review your award eligibility. We will notify the student via email when the award is determined.

 

NYS Excelsior Program

The Excelsior Scholarship will provide free tuition, up to $6,470 in 2017-18 (up to $5,500 paid by the state and any difference paid by the university), for undergraduates who are New York state residents and U.S. citizens attending New York state's public colleges and universities. At Cornell, this includes the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (including the Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management, a shared school with the Cornell SC Johnson College of Business), the College of Human Ecology, and the School of Industrial and Labor Relations. More information can be found here.

New York State Enhanced Tuition Award (ETA) Program

The Enhanced Tuition Award (ETA) Program will provide reduced tuition (up to $6,000, including the TAP award) to New York State residents who are U.S. citizens enrolled in undergraduate studies in a private college or university in New York state. At Cornell this includes the College of Arts and Sciences, College of Engineering, College of Architecture, Art and Planning, and the School of Hotel Administration at the Cornell SC Johnson College of Business. Cornell has opted to participate in the ETA Program. More information can be found here.

 

Questions about the programs can be directed to HESC at scholarships@hesc.ny.gov.