Financing Graduate School

Why is graduate school a great value? A master’s degree from Canisius will give you a competitive edge in the marketplace and greatly increase your earning potential. Although graduate school is a big commitment, your hard work and perseverance will pay off. On average, individuals with master’s degrees earn more than $500,000 over the course of their careers compared to those with only a bachelor’s degree.

Full Graduate Tuition and Fees

Graduate Housing Information

All students should start by filing a FAFSA form to determine eligibility for graduate school loans. After that, use our helpful links below to determine financing options for your situation or need. 

For questions contact the Student Records and Financial Services office: or 716-888-2600 or 800-238-8160

STEM Scholarship

The Graduate STEM Scholarship at Canisius University is designed to support outstanding international graduate students pursuing STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) programs. This scholarship covers up to 25% of annual tuition and is awarded to incoming new graduate students entering the university in fall 2024. The current STEM-designated graduate programs at Canisius University include master’s of science degrees in Business Analytics, Cybersecurity, Data  Analytics, and Finance.

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Educational Partnerships

Employees of our Educational Partners may qualify for a 25% reduction in graduate tuition. 

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Graduate Assistantships

Canisius offers several graduate assistantship opportunities.  Allows graduate students the opportunity to work on campus and receive course tuition waivers/stipends as compensation.

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Alumni Scholarships

Griffs who earned an undergraduate or graduate degree at Canisius within the past five years may be eligible for our Blue & Gold Alumni Scholarship. 

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Wehle School of Business Scholarships 

Our business school offers financial assistance to students who demonstrate high potential, are on certain tracks or fit other specific criteria. 

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WNY Prosperity Fellowship

The Canisius University Western New York (WNY) Prosperity Fellowship is an innovative program for full-time graduate students who have an entrepreneurial drive and want to make a difference in Western New York.

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U.S. Students

Financial aid for U.S. graduate students at Canisius is available through several financial aid programs. They include federal, state and private sources. The financial aid year at Canisius University begins with the summer semester and ends with the spring semester.

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TEACH Grant 

The TEACH Grant is a federal program providing up to $8000 for graduate students in education.

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NYS Scholarships

New York State offers multiple assistance programs. Visit the NYS Higher Education Services Corporation website for more information.

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