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Report: As many as two-thirds of students who applied won't get Excelsior Scholarship

Report: As many as two-thirds of students who applied won't get Excelsior Scholarship

August 28, 2017 05:06 PM

As many as two-thirds of college students who applied for New York's Excelsior Scholarship will not get the award, according to a New York Times report.

The scholarship provides free-tuition to state schools for students whose families make less than $100,000 in salary.

In some cases, the Times reports, it's because their families exceeded the income cap while others didn't qualify because of poor grades. Some applicants took a break in their education, disqualifying them.

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According to earlier reports, more than 75,000 students applied for the scholarship, but the state had only budgeted for $87 million or about 23,000 students.

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