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Tuition & Costs

Your Estimated Price

$44,550 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$30,780 tuition
$11,820 on campus room & board
$700 books
$1,250 fees
(Based on stats from 2012/2013)

$44,550 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$30,780 tuition
$11,820 on campus room & board
$700 books
$1,250 fees
(Based on stats from 2012/2013)
Estimated Net Price
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Average Aid

$18,274 Annual Institutional Aid

Average Aid
97% of students receive aid
39% get federal aid ($5,804 avg)
55% get state aid ($2,793 avg)
96% get institn'l aid ($18,274 avg)
75% get loans ($7,080 avg)

Tuition Trends

Historical Tuition and Fees, with Projected Future Amounts

Future projections are based on past four years' data averaging 2.79% annual change in in-state tuition and fees and 2.79% change in out-of-state tuition and fees. Amounts shown are estimates only and not guaranteed. For a better estimate, contact the college directly.

Financial Aid

Annual Aid Awarded
Average Amount Percent Awarded
Grant or Scholarship Aid $22,049 97%
Federal Grant Aid $5,804 39%
Pell Grants $4,027 38%
Other Federal Grants $2,060 36%
Institution Grant Aid $18,274 96%
State Grant Aid $2,793 55%
Student Loans $7,080 75%
Federal Loans $5,709 74%
Other Loans $10,289 10%

Merit Aid Available

Financial Aid Timeline
Financial aid priority deadline: February 15
Financial aid deadline: -
College will notify student of financial aid decisions on or about: -
Student must reply to financial aid decision by: -
Does Canisius College offer...
Tuition Payment Plan? Yes
Financial Aid Contact Info
2001 Main St
Buffalo, NY 14208-1098
(800) 843-1517
Costs Per Credit Hour
In State $879
Out of State $879


Student Responses to Review Topic: Bang for the buck
  • 3
  • Caroline from Seaside, CA
  • Apr-12-2014 I am a past student here

    Its pricey, but if you are staying in the New York area, it has a good reputation especially in accounting/finance.

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  • 3
  • Staci from NY
  • Mar-13-2014 I am a current student here

    Canisius is more expensive than it should be in my opinion, but worth it if you make great use of your time here.

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  • 5
  • Molly from Elma, NY
  • Feb-07-2014 I am a current student here

    I play for the college orchestra which puts a little extra money towards tuition. It's a great way to help with finances and keep playing an instrument you enjoy.

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  • 5
  • Katie
  • Jul-03-2013 I am a current student here

    While Canisius sticker price is expensive, they offer a lot of scholarships and financial aid. You can also do work study. The food could be better, the dorms are great, and the teachers are always willing to help. Classes are small and the teachers know your name. You have endless opportunities to get involved on campus.

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  • Dinko
  • Jul-02-2013 I am a current student here

    The school is unfailingly expensive. Recently, administration has been trying to curtail the expenses but it can still be really expensive for some. Luckily, they offer scholarships. Even those who aren't typically eligible for scholarships get a $9,500 one just for standard attendance.

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