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Get Familiar With the Excelsior Scholarship

3 thoughts on “Get Familiar With the Excelsior Scholarship

  1. The kid that works hard and gets a merit based scholarship gets less of a benefit than the kid that doesn’t work hard. One kid who works hard and gets a $4300 merit scholarship will get about $2170 in Excelsior Scholarship and the one who doesn’t work hard gets the full $6470 Excelsior Scholarship. So will this discourage students from excelling?

  2. The Excelsior Scholarship does us no good. When they decided to take income data from 2015 it placed us $86 above the initial $100,000 cut off. If they had used either 2014 or 2016 we would have qualified. Didn’t seem to matter whether I retired shortly after 2015, because there isn’t a income adjustment like the FAFSA uses. I am sure knowing someones income from over 2 year ago helps, just not sure how.

  3. Is this true: The kid that works hard and gets a merit based scholarship gets less of a benefit than the kid that doesn’t work hard. One kid who works hard and gets a $4300 merit scholarship will get about $2170 in Excelsior Scholarship and the one who doesn’t work hard gets the full $6470 Excelsior Scholarship. So will this discourage students from excelling?

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