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Financial Aid and Scholarships

Need Financial Aid? We Are Here to Help!

Last year Corning Community College students received over $22 million in student financial aid with over 80% of our students receiving some form of financial assistance. From grants to loans to campus employment, we are here to help guide you and offer solutions to help you met your educational costs.

It is important to apply early for financial aid. Our priority date for the Fall semester is May 1 and for the Spring semester is October 1. If you have missed these dates, apply immediately!

Educational Planners are ready to assist you with your financial aid applications and with any situation that might arise related to your financial aid status. We welcome your questions and are ready to provide you with complete information about the types of financial aid available, including College scholarships and other awards.

NYS Excelsior Scholarship

The NYS Excelsior Scholarship provides free full-time college tuition to NYS residents who meet eligibility requirements. Students who wish to apply for this scholarship must complete a FAFSA and a NYS TAP Application in addition to the Excelsior Scholarship Application. Additional information is available on the Higher Education Services Corporation (HESC) website.

Q: I applied for the NYS Excelsior Scholarship. Why don't I see this as a credit on my bill?

A: Due to the specific criteria a student must meet, a lengthy review must occur for this award to be certified. If deemed eligible, your tuition will be adjusted to the rate for the 2016-2017 school year, and a credit for the award will be applied to your bill.

CCC Financial Aid Resources and Information