Tuition Assistance

Does your family require tuition assistance?
You are not alone.

Approximately two-thirds of Canisius High School’s students benefit from scholarships or need-based grants. It is the firm belief of the school that every young man should be able to access a high-quality, Jesuit education.

Academic Scholarships

Canisius awards a number of academic scholarships each year. These awards are distributed on a competitive basis by the admissions committee to qualified freshmen applicants who demonstrate outstanding academic achievement. In awarding academic scholarships, members of the committee examine results of the Entrance and Scholarship Examination, student marks from grades 6-8, standardized testing results, student conduct and recommendations. These scholarships are renewable each year based on the recipient maintaining a minimum cumulative average of 90% while enrolled at Canisius.

Need-Based Tuition Grants

Sending your son to Canisius involves a serious commitment to making education a high priority. For most families, this entails making some sacrifices. We are aware the expense of a superior Jesuit education can place a significant burden on any family’s budget. Accordingly, Canisius offers financial assistance to families demonstrating need.

Canisius wishes to enter into a partnership with families to meet this commitment. The generosity of our benefactors enables the school to offer tuition grants, intended to make a Canisius education more accessible to talented, hard-working students who qualify for financial assistance. Each family must share in this responsibility and contribute as well. The amount of tuition assistance awarded will depend upon the degree of financial need, as determined by family income, assets and liabilities, number of siblings, and other factors. Canisius is, unfortunately, unable to provide 100% assistance.

Members of the tuition assistance committee are particularly interested, however, in learning about any compelling circumstances surrounding the application for assistance, and whether these circumstances impact the ability of the family to send its son to Canisius. All information presented to the tuition assistance committee is held in strict confidence.

Questions regarding the school’s need-based tuition assistance program should be directed to Mr. Tom Weislo via email or by phone at (716) 200-0205.

Applying for Tuition Assistance

Canisius utilizes a third-party administrator called TADS (Tuition Aid Data Services) for its tuition assistance application process. TADS has an outstanding reputation for helping families throughout the application and submission process.

Tuition assistance is available on the basis of demonstrated need. Families are encouraged to apply if it is believed their resources are not sufficient to meet the total cost of a Canisius education. Tuition assistance award recommendations are calculated by a TADS formula and reported to the members of the tuition assistance committee for review before a final determination is made.

Families may contact TADS for assistance in completing the application or to check the application status. All questions regarding tuition assistance applications should be directed to TADS via web, email, or phone at 800-477-8237.

Tuition Assistance Process

  • Families applying to Canisius for the Class of 2023 may submit TADS applications from November 1 through December 14, 2018. Click the button below for the application.
  • Returning families must complete a TADS application by April 15 to be considered for tuition assistance. The application is available online beginning March 1st.  

  • TADS Financial Worksheet

The application is only available online.