Canisius Enhanced Tuition Awards

Increased Financial Assistance Available Up to $6000

Enhanced Tuition Program Offers New Financial Assistance From New York State

Canisius College is pleased to announce that it will continue to participate in New York State’s Enhanced Tuition Awards (ETA) program, the private institution counterpart to the Excelsior Scholarship for public colleges and universities. 

What You Need To Know About NYS Enhanced Tuition Awards

  • The Enhanced Tuition Award (ETA) Program provides tuition awards to students who are New York State residents attending a private college located in New York State. Awards will be comprised of an Enhanced Tuition Award from New York State and a student’s Tuition Assistance Program (TAP) award, if they qualify.  As a result of the tuition reset, Canisius is exempt from the award match for 2018-19.
  • NYS HESC administers the program, reviews applications and selects the award recipients. The application deadline is July 31, 2018. There will then be a review period before they notify the college of the award recipients
  • Students who receive an award will have their tuition locked from the time the award is granted through the end of the eligibility period. 
  • Canisius will offer Enhanced Tuition Awards to 50 eligible students.

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How To Apply For NYS Enhanced Tuition 

New York State’s Enhanced Tuition Award program is administered by the Higher Education Services Corporation (HESC). Click below for information on eligibility, program requirements and how to apply.

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Questions and More Information

If you have questions about the program or need help getting started, contact us via the methods below:

Office of Student Records and Financial Services
Bagen Hall 106
2001 Main Street Buffalo, NY 14208-1098
Office Hours: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Phone: 716-888-2600; 800-238-8160 (toll-free)