Important Information: The Office of Financial Aid and Student Employment has transitioned to a fully remote model of engagement. Assistance will continue uninterrupted via email, phone, and our secure document uploads. For more information see our message about continuing operations remotely

We encourage you to review our Fall 2020 Semester FAQ for the most up to date information about financial aid. For more information specific to the impact of coronavirus across the University, please view Cornell's Coronavirus FAQ

Please be mindful of phishing attempts regarding CARES Act Funding. To verify phishing attempts, please reference the Cornell IT Security Phish Bowl.

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.



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