Students hoping to apply for the Excelsior Scholarship in time for the spring 2018 semester are running out of time. Applications for the program, which promises free tuition to schools within the CUNY and SUNY system, close on Monday, Dec. 4.
While the Excelsior Scholarship promises free tuition for CUNY students, the efficacy of the program has been called into doubt by critics. As reported in the cover story of The Kingsman’s Oct. 24 issue, only 2% of Brooklyn College students are expected to receive the scholarship this year. In addition, provisions in the scholarship requiring recipients to stay and work in New York a er graduation have come under re.