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Welcome, New Bobcat!

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Welcome to Quinnipiac

You’re in! Take the next steps

We're excited to welcome you to #BobcatNation. Below you'll find important next steps as you prepare to begin your Quinnipiac journey. 

Learn about our Fall 2020 plan

Welcome message from Judy Olian video

To our newest students: We are all eagerly preparing to welcome you to our Bobcat family — and to help you explore all that Quinnipiac has to offer.

Take a virtual tour

Our virtual tour features panoramic views of the Mount Carmel and York Hill campuses. Stops include the Arnold Bernhard Library, student centers, sports arenas and dorms.

Have questions?

Please feel free to reach out to us via phone or email. We’d love to hear from you.

Phone: 203-582-8600

Social Media Campaign

Show the world you got in!

Now that you're admitted to Quinnipiac, show us your pride for a chance to win a Bobcat prize pack. 

Post a photo or video showcasing your Quinnipiac spirit with #QUBobcat and tag us on Instagram (@quinnipiacu), Facebook (@quinnipiacuniversity) or Twitter (@quinnipiacu).

We will contact you if you are a winner.

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The moment

After you scratch off the Bobcat on your admittance packet, share the moment online with a photo or video telling us why you're excited to be a #QUBobcat.

Financial Aid

File your FAFSA by March 1

Quinnipiac's code for the FAFSA is 001402.

Even if you are only interested in receiving federal student or parent loans, filing the FAFSA is required. Regardless of your financial need, you can borrow up to $5,500 as a first-year student, $6,500 as a sophomore and $7,500 as a junior or senior.

The FAFSA is available at and is based on your family's 2018 tax information. If you haven't submitted the FAFSA already, please filed by March 1 if you wish to be considered for any federal, state or Quinnipiac need-based grant aid.

Your merit-based scholarship is noted in your acceptance letter. You will receive a letter from the Office of Financial Aid notifying you when your financial aid award is accessible online. Go to to view your award.

Financial aid resources

Studying at Quinnipiac is an investment in your future, and we're here to make sure you've got the support and resources you need. Visit the financial aid section, or jump straight to a topic that interests you.

Matriculation Deposit

Join us!

Fall classes begin August 24, 2020.

Early-decision students: February 1, 2020 — Nonrefundable matriculation fee/housing deposit due for the fall semester.

First-year students: June 1, 2020 — Nonrefundable matriculation fee/housing deposit due for the fall semester.* The deposit is nonrefundable after June 1.

*You may submit a matriculation fee/housing deposit fee waiver form if you have been offered a Federal PELL Grant as part of your financial aid package or are a VA benefit-eligible veteran or dependent.

Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I receive financial aid? 
All students must complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) for all forms of financial aid. The FAFSA can be filed online.

Quinnipiac's FAFSA code is 001402.

Early-decision students, who have a February 1 deposit deadline and are seeking financial aid, must file the FAFSA as soon as possible to confirm their eligibility for need-based federal and/or Quinnipiac grant aid.

Please visit the Financial Aid page for details.

When will I receive my financial aid offer notification?
You'll receive a letter from the Office of Financial Aid when your offer is ready to be viewed online. Click on the “Financial aid award” link to see your award. If you filed the FAFSA and no award appears, please check with the financial aid office to see if we are missing any information by calling 203-582-8750.

When might I hear about scholarships?
All admitted first-year students are given consideration for merit-based scholarships and recipients are notified in their letter of acceptance. Scholarships are based on our review of your rank in class and highest critical reading plus math SAT scores or the highest ACT composite score.  

If your high school does not provide a rank in class, we will estimate where your GPA places you within your class based on academic information available through your high school, so please check with your counselor if you’re not sure how your grade point average compares with others in the class.

I’m interested in the Honors Program. What is the selection process?
The Honors Program coordinates unique opportunities to express and support intellectual curiosity and academic leadership. The program selects incoming first-year students to participate in this enriching and engaging community. Interested students fill out a brief application with a personal statement reflective of their interest in the program. 

Will I be guaranteed housing once I pay the housing deposit?
Yes. First-year students will be housed in the Ledges, the Commons, Irma, Dana and Mountainview. You’ll fill out a roommate inventory questionnaire as part of your orientation information. Once your deposit is received, you’ll receive your housing and roommate assignments in January for spring entrants, and on August 1 for fall first years.

First-Year Residential Experience

More than just a place to sleep

Your first year at college is an exciting time. We’ve designed our residence halls and campus amenities to be welcoming and supportive spaces where you'll thrive. The First-Year Residential Experience (FYRE) at Quinnipiac provides a dynamic, engaging and supportive environment for you to transition to college life. Learn more about the housing process, residence hall options, move in, and resources like shuttles, dining, and fitness and recreation opportunities.

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