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The affordability of
Canisius High School

Attending Canisius High School is a transformational investment.  We believe strongly that the cost of tuition should not deter a student from attending Canisius and will partner with families to make a superior, values-based Jesuit education attainable.  Thanks to the generosity of our alumni and benefactors, a Canisius education is accessible to students from all socio-economic backgrounds through a robust tuition assistance program.  If Canisius is the right fit for the student, we will work to make the cost of tuition the right fit for the family.

Types of tuition assistance

Academic Scholarships

Canisius offers a number of academic scholarships to applicants who demonstrate outstanding academic achievement.  These scholarships are determined by the applicant’s transcripts as well as his score on the Entrance and Scholarship Exam (9th grade applicants only).

Tuition Assistance

Need-based tuition assistance is also available.  Families may apply for tuition assistance at the same time they submit an application to Canisius High School and are notified of any award in their acceptance package.

Tuition for the 2023-24 school year

Tuition: $17,125
Student Activity Fee: $490
Student Technology Fee: $395 

Total: $18,010

Canisius offers annual, quarterly and monthly tuition payment plans. 

If you have any questions about the tuition assistance program prior to beginning the TADS application, please contact Mr. Thomas Weislo, Director of Admission, by phone at (716) 200-0205 or by email at

By the Numbers


Percentage of students who receive tuition assistance and/or academic scholarships


Average tuition assistance award

How to Apply for Tuition Assistance 

Canisius has contracted with TADS to process all tuition assistance applications and provide an objective evaluation of each family’s financial need.  TADS is a nationally recognized leader in financial need evaluation services for Catholic and private schools. 


The link will take you to a separate, secure site to create a user account using your email address and a password that you select.  Once you have created a user account and signed in you will be able to complete the TADS application online.  During the application process you will need the following:

1.     A valid email address that you check regularly
2.     A credit card to complete payment processing
3.     A complete copy of your Federal Income Tax Return and/or W-2’s from the previous year