Student Accounts

Student Accounts

Paying your Semester Bill

Understanding your Tuition Bill

Tuition bills reflect activity on your student account.  This includes charges, payments, and credited and pending financial aid.

When you register for courses at Canisius College, you are obligated to pay the associated tuition and related fees for those classes unless you officially drop your classes by the end of the drop/add period.

Pending Financial Aid

Pending financial aid is any aid the college is anticipating the student will receive.  The student is required to turn in all the necessary paperwork to the Financial Aid Office for the aid to credit to the student account.  If the pending credits are not received by the tuition bill due date the student is responsible for the total balance due or may sign the appropriate semester payment extension.  NOTE:  A balance may be left outstanding only if it will be paid by a NYS TAP or NYS Merit award.  Please contact the Financial Aid Office with any questions at 716 888-2300 or 1 800 541-6348.

Stafford Loans: New Borrowers and Graduate students may need to complete an e-MPN (electronic Master Promissory Note) for your loan to credit.

How to Pay Your Tuition Bill

Tuition, fees, room and board are due on the date printed on the bill.

Students must either:

  • Pay the bill in full less NYS TAP and NYS Merit award.
  • Be enrolled in a semester payment plan.
  • Griffin Payment Plan-spreads your semester costs equally over a down payment and 4 monthly payments.
  • Two Payment Plan-spreads your semester costs over two equal payment.
  • Pending Financial Aid Deferment Plan-for student who has authorized financial aid that will pay your tuition bill in full but will not arrive until after your due date.
  • Students Employer Reimbursement Plan-used if the students employer is going to reimburse for tuition expenses. 

Failure to do this by the close of business on the due date printed on the bill will result in the assessment of a $300 Late Fee.

The Student Accounts Office is responsible for the assessment and collection of tuition and fees payable to Canisius College.  All prior financial obligations to the College must be paid in full before registration will be permitted for any new semester.  If payment or other arrangements are not made, the Assistant Controller has the option of canceling the student’s registration.

The Student Accounts Office accepts for tuition payments cash, checks (U.S. funds only), money orders, wire transfers, and telephone checks.  Tuition payment can be paid online by electronic check from your checking or savings account. It is the College policy to write the student's ID number on the face of the check or money order to ensure accurate posting. By submitting a check, please be aware that you are authorizing Canisius College to use information on your check to make a one time electronic debit from your account at the financial institution indicated on your check. This electronic debit will be for the amount on the check.

Checks for tuition payments should be mailed to:

Canisius College
Student Accounts
2001 Main Street
Buffalo, NY 14208

Make your check payable to Canisius College.  Your student ID number must be clearly written on the check so that your tuition account is properly credited. All payments are credited on the day received.

Students personally guarantee and are responsible for all obligations to the College for tuition, fees and other charges. Students under the age of majority, under 18 in New York State, have by assumption received the personal guarantee of their parent(s) or guardian unless the student, the parent(s), or guardian notifies the College in writing of their invalidation of the personal and parental assumption of guarantee of all tuition, fees and other charges.

Any student who has an outstanding balance due the College is officially given notice that the College will withhold granting degrees and issuing grades, and discontinues the release of official transcript and academic records until all balances are paid in full. These students will also be subject to additional collection fees, attorneys' fees, late fees, fines or interest charges on the unpaid balance. Failure to receive a bill in the mail is not sufficient grounds to appeal College policy. It is the responsibility of the student to check their account balance online and remit timely payment.

Students participating in a tuition remission, exchange, or consortium program are responsible for various charges and fees. Please consult your academic associate dean or financial aid counselor.

Student Records

For information on course registration, course cancellation, transcripts, and grades please contact the Student Records Office at 716 888-2990 or 1 800 278-8933.

Online Services

Manage your Student Account online.  Go to the Financial Services folder in MyCanisius.

  • View your bill and current account history.
  • Pay on your account with your checking or savings account.
  • Provide permission for others (parents, employers, etc) to view and pay on your account.
  • Enroll in a semester payment plan.
  • Enter your bank account information so that refunds can be deposited into your account electronically.