Financial Aid

Financial Aid

Scholarships

Canisius College offers an extensive merit-based scholarship program to award students with outstanding academic achievement. Last year, Canisius College offered more than $36 million in academic merit scholarships to the freshman class.

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Freshmen Scholarships
Specialized Scholarships
Transfer Scholarships
International Scholarships
Canadian Scholarships

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 $30,200. 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 2014-15 academic year, use the following:   

Expenses

Commuter

Resident

Off-Campus

Tuition

$32,630

$32,630

$32,630

Fees

    1,370

    1,370

    1,370

Books & Supplies

    1,000

    1,000

    1,000

Living Expenses or Room/Board

    2,200

  12,516

    8,000

Miscellaneous

       700

       700

       700

Transportation

       800

       800

       800

Cost of Attendance

$38,700

$49,016

$44,500

 To see a breakdown of complete 2014-2015 costs, click here.

2013–2014 Average Financial Aid Awards

 
Commuter
Resident
Grants & Scholarships $21,338 $26,602
Educational Loans $5,405 $6,419
Work Programs $689 $975
Total Average Awards $27,432 $33,995

 

2013–2014 Average Financial Aid Package

  • Resident Student: 78% Grants & Scholarships, 19% Educational Loans, 3% Work Programs
  • Commuter Student: 77% Grants & Scholarships, 20% Educational Loans, 3% Work Programs