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.

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All students should start by filing a FAFSA form to determine eligiblity 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: 
studentservices@canisius.edu or 716-888-2600 or 800-238-8160


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 College begins with the summer semester and ends with the spring semester.

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NYS Scholarships

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

HESC Website


TEACH Grant 

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

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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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