NY Times Names Canisius a "Good Bet for Merit Aid"

July 31, 2012


BUFFALO, NY – Canisius College was named a “Good Bet for Merit Aid” according to The New York Times, which recently analyzed College Board data from more than 600 nonprofit colleges and universities. Unlike need-based aid, which is awarded based on a student’s economic situation, merit aid is awarded based mainly on academic achievement. It can be awarded in the form of grants, scholarships or college discounts. 

The New York Times’ “Good Bet for Merit Aid” list is comprised of larger schools (2,000-plus undergraduates), which award at least $5,000 in merit aid, to 10 percent or more of first-time freshmen. 

“A college education is a significant investment for students and their parents,” says Richard A. Wall, PhD, interim vice president for academic affairs. “Canisius College understands this and is committed to providing a high-quality education that is both valuable for students and affordable for parents.” 

Canisius College awards an unlimited number of Merit Scholarships to students based upon their six semester grades and scores on the SAT or ACT exams. Freshman students are also eligible to receive Trustee's Scholarships, Dean’s Scholarships and Benefactor Scholarships. 

Canisius College also makes a Net Price Calculator available online. This tool, which provides financial aid estimates, helps students and parents prepare financially for a Canisius College education. 

One of 28 Catholic, Jesuit colleges in the nation, Canisius is the premier private college in Western New York.