Apply for financial aid in five steps


Complete the CSS Profile (2016/17 students only)
All students interested in applying for institutional grant aid should complete the CSS Profile Form online after Oct. 1.
Quinnipiac school code: 3712
Learn more about the CSS Profile.


Complete the FAFSA (all students)
All students should complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online after October 1.
Quinnipiac school code: 001402


Accept Your Award
Review your financial aid award letter online and submit it electronically to our office.
Learn more about your financial aid award letter.


Federal Direct Loans
New borrowers must complete their entrance interview and master promissory note.


Balance Due
Students and parents can apply for a PLUS loan, alternative loan or payment plan.

The Quinnipiac University Financial Aid Office works with all applicants to ensure that they receive the maximum state and federal aid for which they are eligible. In addition, the office seeks to coordinate institutional aid resources to make a Quinnipiac education affordable. This year, 89 percent of the student body received financial aid through a combination of grants, scholarships, student loans, and on-campus jobs.

The University offers more than 1,400 merit-based scholarships to incoming freshmen for which no financial need is required. There are no special applications to be considered for merit aid and qualified students are notified of their award in their letter of acceptance.

Prospective Students

Beginning with the 2017/18 award year, all students who wish to be considered for institutional grant aid will only need to complete a the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) (the CSS Profile is not required).

Current and Spring 2017 Students

Students currently enrolled for 2016/17 or applying for Spring 2017 admission will need to complete both the CSS Profile and the FAFSA to be considered for institutional financial aid.

The CSS Profile will determine a student's eligibility for institutional need-based grant aid and has no impact on eligibility for institutional scholarships or federal aid. All incoming students must have their FAFSA and CSS Profile completed and on file with the appropriate processor by March 1 and all returning students must have their FAFSA completed and on file by April 1 in order to be given full consideration for financial aid.

If you have any questions, please contact us:
Phone: 203-582-8750 or 1-800-462-1944
Fax: 203-582-4060
Visit our office: Echlin Center, Mount Carmel Campus

    Financial Aid Application Deadlines

    Early Decision Applicants: Dec. 1
    Beginning for the 2017/18 academic year, students who are filing"Early Decision" for admissions should have their FAFSA completed on or before Dec. 1 in order to be evaluated for financial aid. Early Decision award letters go out in mid-December. Students filing their FAFSA after the Dec. 1 deadline will be awarded aid in the order applications are received. 

    Freshmen and Transfer Students: March 1
    Award letters are generated in the order that FAFSAs are received and we will begin awarding students on a rolling basis beginning in mid-January. All applicants who meet the March 1 deadline should receive their initial award letter no later than April 1. The FAFSA form is not required to receive an academic scholarship.

    Returning Students: April 1
    Award letters are generated in the order that FAFSAs are received, on a rolling basis, beginning in late May after final grades are posted. All on-time applicants, whose files are complete and processed by our office, should receive their award letter no later than June 30. Incomplete files will be processed throughout the summer.

    While we welcome late applications, funding availability is tentative after the prescribed deadlines.

    Financial Aid Self-Service system button
    Learn more about accessing your award