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Graduate Tuition and Financial Aid

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Pursuing a Quinnipiac graduate degree can be one of the most challenging decisions students can make in planning for their future.  Making that decision is an investment to become more competitive, gain professional skills and realize your professional goals.

We are here to assist in educating and counseling students to complete their graduate education.

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Helping Manage the Cost of Graduate Education

Graduate Costs

Tuition for graduate programs is based on a per credit-hour tuition rate for both full and part-time students. All students taking traditional (on ground) courses will be assessed a student fee. 

Tuition rates for the online degree programs can be found by visiting the Quinnipiac Online webpage.

2020-2021 Academic Year Costs

College of Arts and Sciences


Tuition rate per credit

Molecular and Cell Biology


School of Business


Tuition rate per credit



Business Administration (MBA) - all tracks


Business Analytics


Health Care Compliance Certificate


Long-Term Care Administration


Accelerated Dual-Degree (3+1)

  • Master's degrees in: Accounting; Business Analytics; or Business Administration (MBA)

$46,100 per year

School of Communications


Tuition rate per credit



Sports Journalism


Public Relations


Accelerated Dual-Degree (3+1)

  • Master's degrees in: Interactive Media and Communications; Journalism; Sports Journalism; or Public Relations

$46,100 per year

School of Education


Tuition rate per credit

Master of Arts in Teaching


Educational Leadership (Sixth Year)


Teaching Internships
Full-time students who are accepted into the five semester Master of Arts in Teaching program serve as student interns in designated public schools. Interns receive a tuition waiver during the internship period.

School of Health Sciences


Tuition rate per credit

Advanced Medical Imaging and Leadership (all tracks)


Biomedical Sciences (formerly Medical Laboratory Sciences)


Cardiovascular Perfusion


Occupational Therapy (MS and Doctorate)


Pathologists' Assistant


Physical Therapy


Physician Assistant


Radiologist Assistant


Advanced Standing Social Work


Social Work


School of Medicine


Tuition rate per credit

Anesthesiologist Assistant


School of Nursing


Tuition rate per credit

Adult-gerontology nurse practitioner (MS and DNP)


Family nurse practitioner (MS and DNP)


Nurse anesthesia (DNP)


Fees for Academic Year 2020-2021

Student fees

$45 per credit, not to exceed $405 per semester
$25 per term summer registration fee

Technology and lab fees

$370 per semester (fall/spring) for full-time students
$165 per semester (fall/spring) for part-time students
$85 for summer semester (full-time or part-time)

Mandatory accident insurance 

$25 fall and spring semester

Commuter meal plan (required)

$210 per semester (fall/spring) for full-time students
Not charged for clinical or student-teaching semesters

Eligibility for Financial Aid

Eligibility for Federal and Quinnipiac Financial Aid

To be eligible for graduate financial aid you must be matriculated into a degree-granting program, be a U.S. citizen, permanent resident or eligible non-citizen as defined by the FAFSA, be in compliance with various regulatory requirements of federal and state programs and University policies and procedures including making Satisfactory Academic Progress. Only courses towards the degree requirements are eligible for financial aid. In addition, you must be enrolled as least part-time (5 or more credits each semester).

Applying for Financial Aid: Steps

If you are seeking assistance for the Summer 2020, Fall 2020 or Spring 2021 semesters, please complete the 2020-21 paperwork. If you are looking for aid for Spring 2020, complete the 2019-20 paperwork.

1) Complete and submit the FAFSA form

All students seeking financial aid need to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), which is available after October 1. This is by far the most important document in the financial aid process.

Quinnipiac school code: 001402

2) Submit the Quinnipiac University graduate financial aid application

This form is required to receive financial aid and provides information including when seeking financial aid, enrollment plans, outside resources (including tuition reimbursement) and authorization to release information.

2020-21: Required for students seeking any form of assistance for Summer 2020, Fall 2020 and/or Spring 2021

3) Submit the Quinnipiac graduate grant application

Grant funds are awarded to our full-time, on-ground graduate students who are U.S. citizens and demonstrate high financial need as evaluated by the financial aid office.

  • Unmarried students under the age of 26 will also be asked to provide parental information in order to apply.
  • Students receiving tuition waivers or university-based scholarships will not be given priority consideration for need-based grants.

(Parent application is required for grant consideration for unmarried students under the age of 26 or married students under the age of 24.)

Submitting the forms

Our priority processing timeline is recommended as follows:

  • For Summer: March 31
  • For Fall: June 1
  • For Spring: November 1

Forms will be accepted after the designated date and complete files are processed in the order received based on the time of year you are seeking assistance and funding levels.

Loan Programs

Borrowing is one way to help you finance your Quinnipiac education.  As you consider the educational loan programs, be sure to keep in mind that some loans are more expensive than others.  Generally, the Federal Direct loan should be used first as it provides the best terms, conditions, benefits, a fixed interest rate and does not require a credit check. Alternative loans both federal and private generally are used once other options are exhausted as they may have higher interest rates, less favorable terms and conditions and have a credit requirement.

Ultimately, the choice in which loan you select is yours, our goal is to help you make an informed decision. 

Scholarship and Grant Information

Quinnipiac offers Graduate Merit scholarships, which are not based on financial need. These scholarships are awarded to newly admitted graduate students on a select basis. Eligibility is evaluated during the admissions process, so no additional forms are needed. Holistic factors used to evaluate scholarship candidates include:

  • Academic performance
  • Academic potential
  • Student's program of study
  • Outside experiences

Program directors provide recommendations to the graduate admissions and financial aid offices for final selection. Scholarship candidates must be full-time U.S. citizens enrolled in one of our eligible on campus programs, which include:

  • Biomedical sciences
  • Business administration
  • Cardiovascular perfusion
  • Journalism
  • Molecular and cell biology
  • Nursing
  • Pathologists’ assistant
  • Physician assistant
  • Radiologist assistant
  • Social work
  • Sports journalism

Scholarships cover a portion of tuition and are renewable as long as students maintain full-time enrollment and a cumulative grade point average of 3.25, which is reviewed at the end of each semester.    

Graduate Grant

The university offers a limited amount of grant funds each year to help cover a portion of tuition. The grant is available to full-time, on-campus graduate students who are U.S. citizens and demonstrate high financial need as evaluated by the financial aid office. Candidates wishing to be considered must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) along with the university’s grant application by the prescribed deadlines.

Grant amounts vary and are not renewable. Students receiving tuition waivers or university-based scholarships will not be given priority consideration for the grant.

Veterans' Benefits

At Quinnipiac, we recognize the sacrifices that current and former military service members have made on behalf of the United States. We’ve long been committed to helping our nation’s veterans, active and reserve military and National Guard members reach their educational goals. We are partnered with both the Department of Defense and Department of Veterans Affairs to provide a comprehensive set of benefits that fit with your military experience. Whether your mission is advancing your military career, transitioning to the civilian sector, or supporting your dependent as they work toward their degree, we are honored to assist you every step of the way.

Graduate Work Opportunities

Quinnipiac University recognizes the importance of students working while pursuing their graduate studies. To assist students, the university offers students the ability to work within the university community. Please be aware, while we would like to assist as many students as possible, positions are limited.

Graduate Assistantships are available on a limited basis, to both full- and part-time graduate students. At Quinnipiac, our graduate assistants provide such services, including but not limited to: administrative support, instructor assistance, professional service in a field of expertise, and research.

  • Students working in an administrative support area will receive a paycheck for the hours worked, the average hours awarded are ten hours weekly.
  • Students working in areas of instructor assistance, professional service or research will receive a tuition waiver for hours of service performed. Students who work 150 hours in a semester will receive a tuition waiver for 3 credits.

Departments that offer Graduate Assistantship positions:

  • Administrative Services/QCard
  • Admissions, Graduate
  • Admissions, Undergraduate
  • Athletic Training
  • Athletics
  • Athletics Marketing
  • College of Arts and Sciences
  • Controller
  • Diversity/Multicultural Affairs
  • Facilities
  • Graduate Financial Aid
  • Human Resources
  • Learning Center
  • Library
  • Mail Services
  • Public Affairs
  • Registrar's Office
  • School of Business
  • School of Communications
  • School of Education
  • School of Health Sciences
  • School of Nursing
  • Student Affairs: Community Service
  • Student Affairs: Graduate
  • Student Affairs: Residential Life
  • Student Affairs: Student Center

Interested students will need to submit the Graduate Assistantship application for consideration. One application must be completed for each position they are interested in obtaining (unless the contact person is the same). Applications will then be forwarded to the department's contact person for review. If you are interested in working with a specific department and know of possible openings, you can submit the application directly to the department.