How do I get 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 your eligibility for need based Federal and/or Quinnipiac Grant Aid.
Please see the Financial Aid page link below for details.
When will I receive my financial aid award?
You'll receive a letter from the Office of Financial Aid when your award is ready to be viewed online. Click on the "your electronic award" link to see your award. If you have 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 freshmen 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.
Transfer students with two years of college work are eligible to be considered for scholarships based on your GPA. If you are not eligible to receive a merit award, you can still be considered for financial aid, which includes federal, state or Quinnipiac grants, work study, loans, etc.
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 from each of the schools and the College of Arts and Sciences 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 if I pay the housing deposit?
Yes, freshmen 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, and you can indicate a rank order of your choice of buildings. Once your deposit is received, you'll receive your housing and roommate assignments in January for spring entrants, and on Aug. 1 for fall freshmen. Transfer students will likely be assigned together in double rooms in suite housing (some with full kitchens) on the Mount Carmel Campus or in the all-suite Crescent residence hall on the York Hill Campus.