Student Accounts Tutorials and FAQ

How and when will I receive my student bill?

All Canisius College student bills are sent electronically (e-bill). Students and authorized users can view the student bill in "View Activity" or as a PDF (view statements) in the online Student Accounts Center.

Fall student bills are e-mailed in mid-July and spring student bills are e-mailed in mid-December.

To view your student bill log into your myCanisius portal and go to Financial Services → Manage My Student Account.  In the new student myCanisius portal go to Student Records and Financial Services → Manage My Student Account. 

How do I pay my student bill?

You can pay your student bill electronically using your checking or savings account (credit cards are not accepted for student bill payments) in your on-line Student Accounts Center.  Log into your myCanisius portal and go to Financial Services → Manage My Student Account → Make Payment. In the new student myCanisius portal go to Student Records and Financial Services → Manage My Student Account → Make Payment.

Checks and money order are also accepted, made out to Canisius College and can be mailed to:

Canisius College
Student Records and Financial Services
2001 Main Street
Buffalo, NY 14208

Check by phone payments can be made by calling our office at 716-888-2600 Monday-Friday 8:30-5:00.  Please have the student ID number, routing number and checking account number available at the time of payment.

Can I add an Authorized User to my student account?

To add an authorized user log into your myCanisius portal and go to Financial Services → Manage My Student Account → Authorized Users.  In the new student myCanisius portal go to Student Records and Financial Services → Manage My Student 

 

 

 

 

 

Do you offer payment plans?

Yes.  To view our payment plan options log into your myCanisius portal and go to Financial Services → Manage My Student Account → Payment Plans. In the new student myCanisius portal go to Student Records and Financial Services → Manage My Student Account → Payment Plans.

I still owe a balance after all my financial aid has been applied to my account. What can I do to help cover this balance?

You have a few options:

(1)   Semester Payment Plans.  Canisius College Offers multiple payment plans to help pay your bill each semester. You MUST sign up each semester to remain on the payment plan of your choosing. The plans we offer are:

Griffin Plan

The Griffin Plan divides the semester costs into 5 equal payments. The 1st payment is due
at sign-up and the remaining 4 payments are due September 1, October 1, November 1, and December 1 for the fall semester and February 1, March 1, April 1, and May 1 for the spring semester.
Administration fee: $50 flat fee per semester due at sign-up.
Penalty:  5% of the total unpaid balance and a Student Accounts hold will be applied to your account if the plan remains unpaid after the plan end date.

Deferment Plan

The Deferment Plan is designed for students who have applied late for financial aid or just need some extra time to pay the bill in full.  The plans due date is in the beginning of October for the fall semester and in the beginning of March for the spring semester.
Administration fee: $50 flat fee per semester.
Penalty fee: 5% of the total unpaid balance and a Student Accounts hold will be applied to your account if the plan remains unpaid after the plan end date.

2 Payment Plan

The 2 Payment Plan divides the semester costs over 2 equal payments. 1/2 due at sign-up and
1/2 due in the beginning of October for the fall semester and in the beginning of March for the spring semester.
Administration fee: $50 flat fee per semester due at sign-up.
Penalty fee: 5% of the total unpaid balance and a Student Accounts hold will be applied to your account if the plan remains unpaid after the plan end date.

Employer Reimbursement Plan

The Employer Reimbursement Plan is for Graduate Students ONLY.  If the STUDENT'S employer is going to reimburse them for tuition expenses, the student can defer their payment until the end of the semester.
Administration fee: $75.00 flat fee per semester  that must be paid at the time of at sign-up
Penalty fee: 5% of the total unpaid balance and a Student Accounts hold will be applied to your account if the plan remains unpaid after the plan end date.

 

(2)   Parent/Graduate PLUS loan- this loan is a federal direct loan offered by the federal government. To apply, the parent wishing to take the PLUS loan (undergraduate students only) must log into www.studentaid.gov with their FSA ID. (Graduate students must log into this site with their FSA ID and apply for the Graduate PLUS loan). You can apply for a specific amount, or borrow to the max cost of your attendance. Should you opt to borrow the max amount; a financial aid counselor will determine how much you can borrow. Please note- there is a 4% origination fee that the government takes out for processing of this loan. Keep this in mind when requesting your loan amount. Once you apply for the loan, Canisius will receive your application within 24-48 business hours.

(3)   Private Loans- These are loans offered through private loan lenders. We offer a convenient vetted loan lender’s list on https://www.elmselect.com/link/query?schoolId=14if you are unsure with whom you should borrow with. Type in the amount you wish to borrow and our school name. You do not have to borrow from only these lenders; if your local bank or credit union offers student loans, you are welcome to go with them instead of our vetting lenders list. You must complete all necessary application documentation with the lender with whom you choose. When looking for the right lender consider options that help reduce your interest rate like, making payments while in school and/or signing up for auto pay. Most students will need a credit worthy co-signer. Many lenders offer co-signer release options which releases the co-signer’s responsibility from the loan after so many qualifying payments have been made back to the lender.

How do I enroll in a payment plan?

Once you receive your semester eBill, log into your myCanisius portal and go to Financial Services → Manage My Student Account → Payment Plans.  In the new student myCanisius portal go to Student Records and Financial Services → Manage My Student Account → Payment Plans.

Where can I find the Graduate Partnership discount information and how do I submit it?

Our Partnerships page is located at the link below.  The partnership form is now submitted online and must be completed for each semester you are attending. You must attach a copy of your most recent pay stub after receiving your eBill.

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I have a Graduate Tuition Waiver/Voucher, how do I apply it towards my bill?

The original waiver must be received by our office before we can apply it towards your semester’s bill. Please be aware of the expiration date and waiver/vouchers cannot exceed your tuition charge.  Please make a copy of the waiver for your records before mailing the original to our office:

Canisius College
Student Records and Financial Services
2001 Main Street
Buffalo, NY 14208                         

How do I set up an Electronic Refund account?

eRefunds puts money in your account... FAST!  No more trips to your financial institution or waiting for a paper check to come in the mail. Direct Deposit is the secure and convenient way to get your refund.

Log into your myCanisius portal and go to Financial Services → Manage My Student Account → Electronic Refunds.  In the new student myCanisius portal go to Student Records and Financial Services → Manage My Student Account → Payment Plans.  Complete the Two-Step Verification Process.  Select Set up New Account.  Select Checking or Savings and enter your bank routing and account number (do not enter credit card or debit card information).

How do I register for a parking permit?

To register and purchase a parking permit log into your myCanisius portal and go to Financial Services → Purchase Student Parking.  In the new student myCanisius portal go to Student Records and Financial Services → Parking Permit Registration.
A Canisius College student parking permit will enable you to park the registered vehicle in any parking space for which the permit in designated. Only motor vehicles which display a valid permit are entitled to park in designated campus lots.

All Canisius students are allowed to purchase a parking permit.  Permit prices range from $50 - $130. To register your vehicle and purchase a permit you will need:

• Credit card or checking/savings account information for payment
• Vehicle registration information
• Vehicle description
• Vehicle license plate number

Permits are available for pick up at orientation or the Student Records and Financial Services Center in Bagen Hall.  You must have your ID card or a valid driver’s license to pick-up your permit.

How do I add or change my meal plan?

To add or make a change to your meal plan log into your myCanisius portal and go to Financial Services → Manage Housing/Meal Plans.  In the new student myCanisius portal go to Student Records and Financial Services → Meal Plan Information.

Meal plan guidelines.  All residents of Bosch, Frisch or Dugan are required to purchase a Griff Meal Plan for the fall and spring semesters.

• Freshmen may choose The Griffin A, B or C.
• Sophomores may choose The Griffin A, B or C, Ultimate, Supreme or Mega Block.
• Juniors and seniors may choose The Griffin A, B or C, Ultimate, Supreme, Mega Block or Super Griff Bucks.

All other resident and commuter students may choose any Griff Plan.  Meal plan enrollment and changes are allowed ONLY through the 1st week of each semester.  Meal Plans cannot be accessed without your ID card.