Last Wednesday, Gov. Cuomo announced that the application for the Excelsior Scholarship is now open. SUNY and CUNY students whose families make up to $100,000 annually can now apply for tuition-free college here.

To be eligible for an Excelsior Scholarship, students must be state residents, attend a SUNY or CUNY two- or four-year college, take 30 credits per year and be on track to graduate on time with an Associate’s Degree in two years or a Bachelor’s Degree in four years, and must also plan to live in New York State for the length of time they received the award.