Apply for financial aid in five steps


Complete the CSS Profile
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 should complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online after Jan. 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 assure 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. More than 80 percent of the student body receives financial aid through a combination of grants, scholarships, student loans, and on-campus jobs.

The University offers more than 1,000 merit-based scholarships to incoming freshmen (admission application deadline Feb. 1) 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.

To be considered for institutional grant aid, all students (includes accelerated nursing and transfer students) must file the CSS Profile Form annually, which can be completed online. Quinnipiac University's CSS Code is: 3712. 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 students interested in applying for financial aid are required to file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) which can be completed online. Quinnipiac University's FAFSA Code is: 001402. 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
    Students who are filing "Early Decision" for admissions should have their CSS Profile completed on or before Dec. 1 in order to be evaluated for financial aid. Early Decision award letters go out in late December. Students filing their CSS Profile after the Dec. 1 deadline will be awarded aid in the order applications are received. Early Decision applicants are not required to file the CSS Profile if they are not interested in applying for institutional, need-based grant aid. After Jan. 1, all Early Decision applicants will need to complete their FAFSA form in order for federal aid to be processed.

    Freshmen and Transfer Students: March 1
    Award letters are generated in the order that the CSS Profile and FAFSA are received and we will begin awarding students on a rolling basis beginning in late January. All applicants who meet the March 1 deadline should receive their initial award letter no later than April 1. The CSS Profile and FAFSA forms are 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