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Tuition and Financial Aid

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Overview

The investment of a lifetime

Congratulations! You’ve decided to invest in your future by getting a Quinnipiac education. Great choice; there is tremendous value in a QU degree — just ask some of our 50,000 alumni who are thriving all around the globe in successful careers from law to medicine to communications.

We understand that your financial investment is substantial.  That’s why we invest in you, too. How? By ensuring that your Quinnipiac education is affordable. We know that navigating the financial aid process can be daunting, but we take the fear out of it by holding your hand every step of the way. Whether its grants, scholarships, loans or a job, we’re committed to helping you explore your options and make a plan that works for you.

You’ve got big dreams; we’ve got big plans for turning them into reality. Let’s get started.    

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Managing Your Educational Finances

Financial aid self-service portal


The financial aid self-service portal allows you to access and view your award notification, as well as outstanding documents.

Tuition payment options


Here, you will find information for: reviewing your payment options; making a single, one-time payment online; or enrolling in an online payment plan.

Undergraduate Costs

Undergraduate Costs for 2020-2021

Direct costs of attendance

First-Year Resident

First-Year Commuter at Home

Returning Resident

Returning Commuter from Home

Student Living Off Campus

Tuition

$48,200

$48,200

$48,200

$48,200

$48,200

Student Fees

$1,820

$1,820

$1,820

$1,820

$1,820

Technology Fees

$740

$740

$740

$740

$740

Room and Board

$15,440

$420

$15,900*

$420

$15,440*

Total Direct Costs

$66,200

$51,180

$66,660

$51,180

$66,160

  • *Indicates figures are a result of a “weighted average”
  • Tuition figures assume a student is taking 12-16 credits per semester. Credits taken in excess of 16 are billed at $1,105 per credit

Indirect costs of attendance

First-Year Resident

First-Year Commuter at Home

Returning Resident

Returning Commuter from Home

Student Living Off Campus

Room and Board Allowance

n/a

$1,800

n/a

$1,800

n/a

Books**

$800

$800

$800

$800

$800

Personal**

$1,200

$1,200

$1,200

$1,200

$1,200

Transportation**

$800

$1,300

$800

$1,300

$1,300

Total Indirect Costs

$2,800

$5,100

$2,800

$5,100

$3,300

Total Cost of Attendance

$69,000

$56,280

$69,460

$56,280

$69,460

  • **Amounts listed for books, personal and transportation are estimated allowances that are not part of a student’s bill
  • Part-time student budgets are pro-rated and calculated using part-time tuition costs

Net Price Calculator

There is no denying it: college is expensive

You may be surprised to know that nationwide, for students attending private four-year colleges, the average family can pay much less than the college’s published price. With that in mind, we are pleased to provide you with this Net Price Calculator; it’s the ideal tool to help you — a full-time, incoming first-year student — determine what your actual annual cost would be to attend Quinnipiac University. 

The net price calculator is designed with university awarding policies and approximate annual costs at the time that you are using the calculator. It is important to note that tuition, fee, room and board costs are set by the university's Board of Trustees in October, and financial aid policies can and do change annually. All offers being provided by this tool are to be used for estimation purposes only and are as accurate as the information you provide. The university begins its official awarding process in mid-January, and all official offer notifications are subject to change based on verified data.

In assessing a family's estimated family contribution, the university requires just the FAFSA form. Families that know their federal (FM) EFC can enter these figures into the calculator when prompted. For those who have not yet completed the FAFSA, you will need to have estimated income, tax and asset data available in order for the calculator to provide you with an estimation of your eligibility for grants, scholarships, loans and work-study programs.

It is important to note that the calculator is only designed to provide offer estimations for: full-time, first-year undergraduate students.

The receipt of additional assistance such as athletic scholarships, employee benefits, tuition exchange, veteran's benefits, outside scholarships, etc. may affect the estimated aid being calculated. Please contact our office should you qualify for aid outside of the resources being provided in the calculator.

Applying for Financial Aid: Four Steps

1. Complete and submit the FAFSA form

All students seeking financial assistance need to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online as soon as possible after October 1.

Quinnipiac's FAFSA code is 001402.

2. Review your financial aid offer notification

At the end of January, offer notifications are prepared. In your notification, we will explain the details of your financial aid package, which can include grants, scholarships, federal student loans and work-study.

3. File your entrance interview and Master Promissory Note (MPN) online for federal loans

Students who receive a student loan for the first time are required to complete these online forms before they are eligible to receive payment. This process will take approximately 40 minutes to complete and can be accessed 24 hours a day.

4. Pay your balance

Students and parents can apply for a PLUS loan, private loan or payment plan to cover costs not met by financial aid.

Important Dates

Financial aid application deadlines

Early Decision Applicants: December 1
Students who are applying Early Decision for admissions should file their FAFSA on or before December 1 in order to be evaluated for financial aid. Early Decision offer notifications are mailed in mid-December. Students filing their FAFSA after the December 1 deadline will be awarded aid in the order applications are received. 

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

Returning Students: April 1
Offer notifications are generated in the order that FAFSAs are received, on a rolling basis, beginning in late May and after final grades are posted. All on-time applicants, whose files are complete and processed by our office, should receive their offer notification 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.

Quinnipiac's FAFSA code is 001402.

Contact Us

Our mission is clear

We are committed to finding you every last dollar to ensure that you receive the maximum federal, state, private, and institutional aid for which you are eligible. We'll help you navigate the forms, stay on top of the deadlines, and keep you up to date on changes so that you can focus on being a student, not on filling out forms.

We know how valuable a Quinnipiac education is and we've helped thousands of students finance one through a combination of scholarships, grants, loans and work-study programs.

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Contact Us

Mailing address


Quinnipiac University
Office of Financial Aid
275 Mount Carmel Avenue
Hamden, CT 06518

Phone and email


Phone: 203-582-8750 / 800-462-1944
Fax: 203-582-4060

Office location


First floor of Echlin Center
Mount Carmel Campus
275 Mount Carmel Avenue, Hamden

Office hours


Monday through Friday
8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Scholarship Information

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Good grades pay off

We know you’ve worked hard and we’re happy to acknowledge your many academic and athletic achievements. The following merit-based scholarships are awarded automatically by the admissions office to incoming students. Unless otherwise noted, no separate applications are necessary; students are simply notified of their award in their letter of acceptance. Most scholarships are renewable for up to four years, pending good academic standing.  

Scholarship information

Grant Information

These grants are need-based gift aid with no repayment required. Eligibility varies for each type.

Quinnipiac University Grant


Amount varies
Students who complete the FAFSA and who show financial need are considered for grant funding.

Roberta B. Willis Scholarship


Annual awards rang up to $5,250
Scholarships are awarded to Connecticut residents with an EFC less than $12,390 on the FAFSA. They must be full-time students who graduated from a Connecticut high school and do not have a previous bachelor’s degree. There is also a small merit component that requires a separate application (available through the high school guidance office), SAT scores of 1200 and a rank in the top 20% of the class.  

Federal Pell Grants


Up to $6,195 per year as authorized by Congress for 2020-21
Students who do not already have a bachelor’s degree with an EFC of $5,576 or less (as established by Congress) are eligible for a Pell grant.

Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (SEOG)


Offers usually range from $500 to $2,000 with a maximum of $4,000 per year based on available funds.
Students who are Pell eligible are considered for SEOG funding.

FAFSA

FAFSA Application

All students (first-year, transfer and returning) are required to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) in order to be given consideration for federal aid including PELL, SEOG, Work-study, Federal Direct Student Loans and Federal Direct PLUS Loans. Many state grant and scholarship programs also require a student to complete a FAFSA in order to be given consideration.

Quinnipiac's FAFSA code is 001402.

Work Study Program

Earn while you learn

The Federal Work Study (FWS) Program provides part-time employment opportunities for undergraduates with demonstrated financial need. However, while students are granted a certain amount of work-study in their offer notification, they are not guaranteed a job. Students need to secure their own positions and may search available opportunities via the MyQ Student Employment portal.

Typically, more than 1,000 students work 6 to 10 hours a week at various departments around campus. All students earn minimum wage or higher. 

Work study (MyQ login required)
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Code of Conduct and Additional Resources

We are pleased to provide you with a comprehensive set of standards that guide our financial aid practices. Our goal is simple: to advocate for you with the highest level of professionalism and ethical behavior. 

Memberships and Affiliations

Quinnipiac University has been a longtime member of the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (NASFAA) and subscribes to that organization's Statement of Ethical Principals and Code of Conduct for Financial Aid Professionals. 

Our seasoned staff are longtime members of the Eastern Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (EASFAA).

 Our institution also belongs to the Connecticut Association of Professional Financial Aid Administrators (CAPFAA).

Connecticut Code of Conduct

The university has adopted the Connecticut Code of Conduct. Our office adheres to all of the standards and practices that are outlined in the document.

On August 27, 2007, the Connecticut Attorney General announced that all Connecticut institutions of higher education had volunteered to adopt the Connecticut Code of Conduct: a clear roadmap that outlines the ethical administration of financial aid. In fact, Quinnipiac University, one of 17 private colleges and universities in the state, had worked closely with the Connecticut Conference of Independent Colleges (CCIC) in helping to draft this code.

Student Loans and Suggested Lenders

Effective July 1, 2010, all colleges and universities are required to process all Federal Stafford and PLUS loans through the government’s Federal Direct Loan Program. Private lenders no longer participate in the federal loan programs. We do not recommend lender lists for students or parents inquiring about private educational loans, nor do we recommend one loan program over another. Students are strongly encouraged to exhaust all of their grant, scholarship and federal loan options before considering private loans. Private educational loans often come with higher interest rates and fees, as well as other less favorable terms and conditions than those offered through the federal loan programs. Private loans require credit checks and often require credit-worthy cosigners, making them more difficult to secure. While we do not make private educational loan recommendations, we do guide families toward a website provided by ELM Select, a non-profit organization that provides an unbiased comparison tool for comparing private educational loans. We also suggest that you pay attention to your home state’s loan programs which can often provide better terms, conditions, fees and interest rates.