Canisius College
Buffalo, NY, USA

Tuition, Cost & Aid

Affordability and Cost

Average Net Price Average net price for full-time, first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates paying the in-state or in-district tuition rate who were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution. Other sources of grant aid are excluded. Aid awarded anytime during the full aid year is included.

Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state or local government, or institutional grant and scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies and the weighted average room and board and other expenses.
$20,542
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Average Net Price By Family Income
Income
Average Amount
< $30k
$13,124
$30k - $48k
$15,120
$48k - $75k
$18,988
$75k - $110k
$23,111
$110k+
$26,457
Tuition
In-State Tuition In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.
$28,488
Out-of-State Tuition Out-of-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the state’s or institution’s residency requirements. Out-of-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students not residing in the locality in which they attend school.
$28,488
Additional Costs
Room and Board The weighted average for room and board and other expenses is generated as follows:
  • (amount for on-campus room, board and other expenses * # of students living on-campus.
  • + amount for off-campus (with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus with family
  • + amount for off-campus (not with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus not with family)
divided by the total # of students. Students whose living arrangements are unknown are excluded from the calculation. For some institutions the # of students by living arrangement will be known, but dollar amounts will not be known. In this case the # of students with no corresponding dollar amount will be excluded from the denominator.
$11,300
Books and Supplies
$1,000
Tuition Payment Plan
Yes
Financial Aid: visit page
Financial Aid Email: [email protected]

Aid & Grants

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100
80%
Need Met
Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid. Federal gift aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
31%
Average Aid Per Year
$26,244
Students Receiving Grants Percent of undergraduate students awarded grant aid. Grant aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
31%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,879
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$22,909
Students receiving state aid
51%
Average State Grant Aid Per Year
$3,048
Students receiving federal aid
38%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,879
Average Grant & Scholarship By Family Income
Income
Average Amount
< $30k
$31,785
$30k - $48k
$30,661
$48k - $75k
$26,585
$75k - $110k
$22,994
$110k+
$22,166
Total Needs Based Scholarships/Grants Total amount of grant or scholarship aid awarded to all undergraduates from the federal government, state/local government, the institution, and other sources known to the institution.
$737,843
Total Non-Need-Based Scholarships/Grants
$3,028,827

Student Loans

Students Borrowing Loans Loans to students - Any monies that must be repaid to the lending institution for which the student is the designated borrower. Includes all Title IV subsidized and unsubsidized loans and all institutionally- and privately-sponsored loans. Does not include PLUS and other loans made directly to parents.
75%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$8,720
Students receiving federal loans
75%
Average Federal Loans Per Year
$5,939
Average Other Loans Per Year
$12,407
Average Debt at Graduation The median federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated. This figure includes only federal loans; it excludes private student loans and Parent PLUS loans.
$20,500
Loan Default Rate
4%
US National: 7%
Median Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 5.05% interest rate.
$266

What Students Are Saying

3.66 Average Rating
It's very expensive to go here, especially if you intend to dorm, so be prepared to apply for as many scholarships as possible. Don't forget, every bit counts!
Al from Lancaster, NY
Canisius was the most expensive school I have applied to, but they offered me the most aid. This is a great school for getting financial help that is very much needed.
Elizabeth from Buffalo, NY
The price for tuition and room may be a little high, even with the amazing merit scholarships offered, but you get so much in return. The professors are so kind and caring, the class sizes are almost always under 40 students, and the events are great. Because Canisius is a Jesuit school there are many service trips that students can take such as Winter Service Week, Alternative Spring Break, and International Service Immersion trips. These sometimes cost extra, but the college picks up some of the expenses.
Lauren from NY
The school is expensive. Do not try and enter without going over your finances. Sometimes I think it's just obscenely overpriced. I love getting the perks of a private education but sometimes I feel like I will be bankrupt at graduation. If you are smart, hard working and check out all of your scholarship options beforehand you have potential to balance the hefty tuition cost. However the classes are small, the equipment up-to-date and the events for the school just to keep it's student happy are great. There are a lot of opportunities it does offer so if you can afford it, please do attend!
Katharyn from Buffalo, NY

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