Applications are now being accepted by the New York State Excelsior Scholarship program for the spring semester. Those receiving the scholarship will join the more than 210,000 students already attending a public college or university in New York State tuition-free, and the 45,000 students deemed eligible for the Scholarship in the fall. For the 2017-18 academic year New Yorkers with household incomes up to $100,000 are eligible to apply. Applications are being accepted until December 4.