Excelsior Scholarships

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New York State Lt. Governor Kathy Hochul delivered a $10-million state gift to Say Yes Buffalo Friday. WBFO’s senior reporter Eileen Buckley explains how this funding boost will help Say Yes Scholars. 

The prospect of going to college for little or no money is paying off for SUNY and CUNY, with statewide applications up - a lot.


Starting June 7th, prospective students can apply for tuition-free education at state colleges through the Excelsior Scholarship program.  The particulars of the plan were approved Thursday by the New York State Higher Education Services Corporation Board of Trustees.

WBFO News photo by Eileen Buckley

Applications for the state's tuition-free plan for eligible students to attend all SUNY schools will be ready at the end of this month.  WBFO's senior reporter Eileen Buckley says Lt. Governor Kathy Hochul appeared at the UB's North Campus Monday touting the Excelsior Scholarships to students.   

WBFO News photo by Eileen Buckley

Two private colleges in Buffalo are reacting to the new tuition-free Excelsior Scholarships for all SUNY/CUNY colleges and universities. WBFO's senior reporter Eileen Buckley talked with the leaders of D'Youville and Medaille.