New York State Financial Aid

Many questions regarding New York State Financial Aid, including the Excelsior Scholarship Program, TAP/SUNY Tuition Credit, and other New York State scholarships can be answered by visiting

If you would like to make an appointment to sit down or speak over the phone with a state financial aid representative, please call State Aid at (585) 395-2439, or email and one of our representatives will schedule a time that is most convenient for you!


Excelsior Eligibility Determinations

The Office of Registration and Records is now responsible for processing Excelsior eligibility determinations for continuing students. These requests are related to annual credit requirements and breaks in attendance that may affect your eligibility to receive the Excelsior scholarship. Please fill out the Excelsior Eligibility Determination Form to confirm that your circumstances and documentation qualify for one of the allowable circumstances determined by HESC and to submit your request.’

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