The Power of Niagara University
As we continue to navigate the information becoming available on New York state’s new Excelsior Scholarship, we will provide updates about the legislation, as well as its implications, benefits and pitfalls. We will also include links to news stories and other resources about the state’s plan. Niagara University pledges to work with all families to help find the best opportunities for students seeking a transformational higher education experience.
Niagara’s president, the Rev. James J. Maher, C.M., writes to current and accepted students.
As a Catholic and Vincentian university, Niagara has a strong legacy of providing an accessible and affordable education. For that reason, we commend any initiative that calls attention to access and affordability. At Niagara University, 98 percent of our students received nearly $44 million in institutional financial aid during the 2015-2016 academic year. Read Father Maher's full message.
- cIcu - "New York’s new student aid programs come with 'fine print.'”
- The New York Times – "The Cuomo College Fiasco"
- New York Sun - "'Golden handcuffs' could replace “golden door” under Cuomo Scholarship"
- Fortune - "This U.S. State’s Free College Plan Isn’t All It’s Cracked Up to Be"
- Watertown Daily Times - "Excelsior Scholarship to only benefit 5 percent of currently enrolled SUNY and CUNY students"
97% of recent NU graduates are employed or enrolled in graduate school within one year of graduation.
We believe so strongly in the lifelong benefits of our private, high-quality education, that we hold it upon ourselves to make it accessible for every student who earns admission.
You’ll get the attention you need to succeed.
Niagara students received nearly $44 million in institutional financial aid in 2015-2016.
NU is a major economic driver in WNY, with an annual impact of $226 million.
No matter where you’re from, you're at home at Niagara.