Office of Financial Aid: Our mission is to ensure that all eligible students enrolled at Medgar Evers College apply and benefit from both Federal and State Financial assistance (including grants, loans, and work-study programs) for education beyond high school.

The Excelsior Scholarship - the nation's first accessible college program

The Excelsior Scholarship is targeted toward New York State’s middle-class families and individuals who make up to $100,000 per year.  Individuals who qualify will be able to attend all CUNY and SUNY two-year and four-year colleges in New York State, tuition-free, beginning in the fall 2017 semester (subject to terms and conditions).

You may qualify if you are:

1)   An undergraduate student who is a U.S. citizen, permanent resident, or eligible non-citizen and reside in NY State for one year prior to enrollment.

2)   Registered full-time and complete a minimum of 30 credits for per year.  All coursework must be applicable to your major

The Excelsior Scholarship for eligible students will only be applied to tuition if the TAP award, Federal Pell and other financial aid are applied and will not meet tuition cost (Pursuant to the amended NYS Education Law, enacting the Excelsior Scholarship).

For more information, please visit the Excelsior Scholarship FAQs website.

To apply for the Excelsior Scholarship, please go to the


Register at for application and additional information.

Services Provided

The Office of Financial Aid assists students in achieving their educational goals by providing access to an array of financial resources to fund their education. We administer federal, state, and institutional programs designed to expand college access. The available financial assistance comes in the form of grants, awards, work-study, loans, and scholarships as follow:

  • Assist students and their parents search for, apply, receive and maintain eligibility for various types of financial aid;
  • Determine financial aid awards;
  • Provide web-based technology and support to make the financial aid delivery system more efficient for students;
  • Establish financial literacy resources and promote them to students;
  • Provide proactive and responsive financial aid counseling; and
  • Offer federal work-study resources to help eligible students earn funds for their educational expenses and provide worthwhile job opportunities.