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Enhanced Tuition Award Program

As a Catholic and Vincentian university, Niagara has a strong legacy of providing an accessible and affordable education. For that reason, Niagara University has elected to participate in the state of New York’s Enhanced Tuition Award (ETA) program. The ETA program allows eligible students to apply for up to $6,000 in funding for New York residents studying at private colleges and universities in the state. The ETA is renewable for up to four years as long as students meet the requirements outlined by the state.

You are already aware of the great value of a Niagara University education. However, when you combine the high-quality, private university education of Niagara with our generous financial aid packages, and now the added opportunity for an ETA, you will further understand why Money magazine has stated that Niagara University offers the best return on investment in higher education in the Buffalo-Niagara region for two years in a row.

New York’s Higher Education Services Corporation (HESC) is administering the ETA program and using the same eligibility criteria as the state’s Excelsior program. Information on the program can be found at New York State’s Higher Education Services Corporation website

If you have questions about the ETA, please contact our Office of Financial Aid at 716.286.8686 or

With every good wish,

Rev. James J. Maher, C.M.

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