Student Retention

Student Retention

Student Success Assistance Program

The program’s objective is to promote a four year graduation goal by encouraging first year students, who are academically “off track,” to make up credits during the summer months prior to the start of their second year. The Student Success Assistance Program offers a grant to help students off-set the cost of summer courses. Eligible students may apply for a grant to cover up to two-thirds of the tuition cost.

“Off Track” versus "On Track" 

A freshman who attends for 2 semesters (fall + spring) would be considered on track if they complete a total of 30 credits for the year. These include AP, transfer, and college credits earned in high school. Please note that students majoring in the natural sciences may be considered on track if they have completed a total of 28 or more credits depending on math placement.Who is Eligible? 

A first year student who, is in good standing with the college and attended Canisius for 2 semesters (fall and spring) and will not achieve a total of 30 earned credits by the conclusion of the spring semester (including AP, transfer credit and college credit earned in high school). Special exceptions can be made for students who attended for just 1 semester or transferred. If you do not fit the description above, please call the off at Student Success & Retention at 888-3737 to see if you qualify.

How Do I Know If I Am Eligible?

Eligible students will receive information about the Student Success Assistance Program via e-mail and USPS mail during the spring semester. If you did not receive any information, but believe you may be eligible, please complete an application and submit it to the Student Success & Retention Office.

Grant Amount

Eligible students will receive information about the Student Success Assistance Program via e-mail and USPS mail during the spring semester. If you did not receive any information, but believe you may be eligible, please complete an application and submit it to the Student Success & Retention Office. You may also call 888-3737 to set up an appointment to review your transcript with the program director.

2013 Pricing 
Summer School Tuition for one 3 Credit Hour Course

Grant Amount

Tuition Student Pays

$ 2,742.00 + fees

$1,828.00

$914.00 + fees
(see below for fee info.)

College Fees For Part Time Enrollment (1-11 credit hours)

College Fee: $13.00/credit hour
Student Tax: $18.00/flat rate
Technology Fee: $7.50/credit hour

How to Apply

During the spring semester, students should submit an application, completed in its entirety, to the Office of Student Success & Retention (HO-003). Students who are approved for the grant will receive an award letter via USPS mail to their home address. The award letter must be signed and returned before the grant is applied to the student’s bill. Click here to download the 2013 application.

Advisement

Students should speak with their academic advisor and review their GriffAudit to ensure proper course selection.

Course Registration

Registration for summer courses will begin in late March. Current Canisius students may enroll in courses through the banner online registration system without an alternate pin number. Please review our summer class list by using the “look up classes” function in your MyCanisius account.

Online Courses

During the summer Canisius offers a number of courses online. Students who live outside the Buffalo area or have job responsibilities that prohibit them from attending classes on campus may want to consider this option.

Free Housing

Residence Life is offering free housing, on a first come, first serve basis, to students who participate in the Student Success Assistance program for the duration of their summer courses only.  Space is limited, so please be sure to complete the enclosed summer housing application early if you wish to take advantage of this opportunity.   Click here to download the 2013 Free Housing application.