Senator José Peralta New York State DREAM Act
The Senator José Peralta New York State DREAM Act gives undocumented and other students access to New York State‐administered grants and scholarships that support higher education costs, providing access to the Excelsior Scholarship, The Tuition Assistance Program (TAP), as well as other state-administered scholarships that were not previously available.
Students meeting the NYS Dream Act eligibility criteria can apply for one or more HESC-administered grant and scholarship programs here.
The application and all information provided will only be used for determining award eligibility and administering awards. Applicants without lawful immigration status will not be asked for their home address and will NOT have to upload financial records.
For additional eligibility information and frequently asked questions, please visit the Higher Education Services Corporation (HESC) website.