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Financial Aid

Financial Aid

Financial Aid

At Canisius, 98% of students receive some type of financial assistance. And we’re not talking about a few extra dollars; the average award comes in at approximately $32,700. So before you make a final college decision, ask for guidance.

Our experts love answering questions. They’ll help you navigate federal and state aid, financing plans, scholarships, grants, and need-based institutional awards. In the true Canisius spirit, they’ll help you explore solutions and find the tools to realize your dreams.

At Canisius, we participate in federal and state aid programs. We offer need-based scholarships and merit-based scholarships based on student academic records. Students who qualify may receive both a TAP and a Pell Grant award, in addition to other types of aid. 

To calculate your approximate cost for the 2016-17 academic year, use the following:   

Expenses

Commuter

Resident

Off-Campus

Tuition

$33,948

$33,948

$33,948

Fees

    1,476

    1,476

    1,470

Books & Supplies

    1,000

    1,000

    1,000

Living Expenses or Room/Board

    2,200

  13,022

    8,000

Miscellaneous

       700

       700

       700

Transportation

       800

       800

       800

Cost of Attendance

$40,124

$50,946

$45,294

 To see a breakdown of complete 2016-2017 costs, click here.

2015–2016 Average Financial Aid Awards

 
Commuter
Resident
Grants & Scholarships $21,063 $28,092
Educational Loans $5,112 $6,623
Work Programs $1,345 $1,499
Total Average Awards $27,520 $36,214

 

2015–2016 Average Financial Aid Package

Financial aid chart graphic

  • Resident Student: 80% Grants & Scholarships, 18% Educational Loans, 2% Work Programs
  • Commuter Student: 80% Grants & Scholarships, 19% Educational Loans, 1% Work Programs