Apply to many NY colleges for FREE during NYS College Application Month

In support of college application month, SUNY is waiving application fees across all 64 colleges and universities for two weeks beginning October 16 through October 29 and CUNY is waiving application fees across all 25 campuses all month for high school seniors the state’s high school seniors who will apply as a freshman between October 16 and 31. 

The complete list of participating colleges and universities, information on when fees will be waived, and how to apply to each school can be found here.

The Higher Education Services Corporation (HESC), which administers financial aid programs, is hosting virtual and in-person events throughout the month to encourage students to learn more about New York State financial aid, inform students about their college options, and assist them in completing their applications. For a list of more than 70 financial aid events hosted by HESC click here. SUNY sessions can be found here and a list of more than 100 events hosted by CUNY can be found here.

The New York State College Application Month initiative encourages high school seniors to apply for college early with a focus on students from low-income families, first-generation students, and students who may not otherwise apply for college.