Student Access and Achievement Programs

Excel Program

What is Excel?

  • Student support services program for students who are underrepresented in the college population.
  • Open to students from any state (unlike HEOP).
  • No family income restrictions.
  • Began at Nazareth in 1996. 

How to Apply to Excel

Complete the regular Nazareth College admissions process. If you meet the criteria for Excel, you will automatically be considered for the program. Also complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by Feb. 1.

Financial Aid

Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by Feb. 1. The FAFSA code for the college is 002779.

Excel students receive a financial aid package based on their expected family contribution (as defined by federal financial aid formulas) and the cost of attendance at Nazareth College. Nazareth College may provide supplemental financial assistance to eligible Excel students. For these programs to best meet your family's needs, we encourage early completion of the financial aid process.

Demitri Payne

Demitri Payne '18

"Since being here, I’ve made new friends and met great professors who love their jobs at heart, which made their classes and the learning interesting."

Theatre major from Bronx, NY