Pre-FAFSA Financial Aid Assessment

The U.S. Department of Education, in the course of updating the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), has encountered significant delays that are directly impacting prospective college students and their families. The government has confirmed that it will not make FAFSA data, which colleges and universities rely on to offer need-based aid, available until mid-March. 

Canisius is dedicated to supporting our students, which is why we’re offering the Canisius University Net Price Calculator. This tool is designed to provide you with a financial aid assessment ahead of the FAFSA, so that you are equipped with the information you need to make the best decision for you.

How to get your financial aid assessment

  1. Complete the Canisius University Net Price Calculator  as soon as possible. Doing so will enable us to provide an assessment of your financial aid eligibility for the 2024-2025 academic year. 

    Use Net Price Calculator

  2. Submit the 2024-2025 FAFSA as soon as possible, but no later than March 1, to ensure that official awards can be determined in a timely manner. Once FAFSA data is received and processed, we will provide an official financial aid award package to confirm eligibility and talk about next steps.

    Begin FAFSA

Standing by our students

If data is entered correctly and there is a difference in your expected aid between the Canisius University Net Price Calculator and the FAFSA, we will honor the better package. We want families to feel comfortable relying on the information that we provide.

This year’s FAFSA rollout has been challenging. Canisius is committed to helping you every step of the way. Should you have any questions regarding the Canisius University Net Price Calculator, the FAFSA or anything regarding financial aid, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Contact Information

  • Phone: 716-888-2600
  • Toll-free: 1-800-238-8160
  • Email: @email