Macaulay students who must meet CUNY’s New York State residency requirements for in-state tuition receive the tuition scholarship. The scholarship funds 8 semesters of full-time undergraduate study along with summer and winter classes, excluding fees. Summer before start of freshman year is not covered.
Details of CUNY fees may be found here.
Macaulay encourages students to pursue internship and research opportunities, study abroad, academic or service programs during the summer and winter sessions.
Conditions for summer tuition funding:
With approval from your Macaulay Advisor, Macaulay Honors College will fund up to 8 credits during each summer, starting after completion of the first year. Students registered for more than eight credits will be responsible for paying the tuition balance. Summer courses taken after the 8th semester and/or after graduation are not covered by the Macaulay Tuition Scholarship.
Summer coursework may be appropriate:
Conditions for winter session tuition funding:
Fall/Spring Semester: Twelve+ credits
Winter: One class up to 4 credits.Those taking more than one class, or more than 4 credits abroad, must receive approval for coverage by submitting the Study Abroad Tuition Policy Exception Form .
Summer: Up to 8 credits
Tuition for Non-CUNY study abroad programs are provided as a reimbursement. Students must submit a Non-CUNY Study Abroad/Study Away Tuition Reimbursement Form to be considered for funding. Before students can be reimbursed, there must be a permit at CUNY, courses taken abroad must officially transfer to CUNY and they must appear on the CUNY transcript.
Other study abroad expenses are funded through the Macaulay Opportunities Fund and require a separate application process.
Students who don’t reapply by October15 face serious financial consequences: CUNY will rescind the scholarship and charge the student retroactively for tuition for the entire year.
Macaulay Honors College does not have a designated college code for the FAFSA and TAP application. You should supply the college code that corresponds to the Macaulay partner CUNY College to which you have applied.
For TAP eligibility, students enrolled in a 4-year program must declare a major within 30 days of the end of the drop/add period in their junior year. Students who lose TAP eligibility for failure to meet this requirement will not be eligible to receive the Macaulay Tuition Scholarship, for the semester in which TAP eligibility was lost.
A specially convened evaluation committee will consider all applications and make final determinations according to criteria based on a firm academic rationale. The application can be found here and the deadline is November 15 for each upcoming academic year.