Graduate Tuition and Financial Aid

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Pursuing a Quinnipiac graduate degree can be one of the most challenging decisions students can make in planning for their future.  Making that decision is an investment to become more competitive, gain professional skills and realize your professional goals.

We are here to assist in educating and counseling students to complete their graduate education.

Helping Manage the Cost of Graduate Education

Building the future

Biomedical students working in the Clarice L. Buckman Center laboratory on our Mount Carmel Campus

The Office of Graduate Financial Aid understands that paying for your education can seem overwhelming.  While in graduate school, many of you may not have the same resources available to you did prior to starting your degree.  Our office is here to help you gain a better understanding of the different methods you can use to finance your degree that best suits your needs. 

Loan Options

Scholarships and Grants

Payment Plans

Graduate Work Opportunities

Veterans Benefits

Graduate Costs

Tuition for graduate programs is based on a per credit-hour tuition rate for both full and part-time students. All students taking traditional (on ground) courses will be assessed a student fee. 

Tuition rates for the online degree programs can be found by visiting the QU Online webpage.

2017-18 Academic Year Costs

College of Arts and Sciences

Program

Tuition rate per credit

Molecular and Cell Biology

$1,010

School of Business

Program

Tuition rate per credit

Business Administration (MBA) - all tracks

$1,010

Health Care Compliance Certificate

$1,010

Long-Term Care Administration

$1,010

School of Communications

Program

Tuition rate per credit

Journalism

$1,010

Sports Journalism

$1,010

Public Relations

$1,010

School of Education

Program

Tuition rate per credit

Master of Arts in Teaching

$1,010

Educational Leadership (Sixth Year)

$675

Teaching Internships
Full-time students who are accepted into the five semester Master of Arts in Teaching program serve as student interns in designated public schools. Interns receive a tuition waiver during the internship period.

School of Health Sciences

Program

Tuition rate per credit

Advanced Medical Imaging and Leadership (all tracks)

$1,010

Cardiovascular Perfusion

$1,010

Medical Laboratory Sciences

$1,010

Occupational Therapy

$1,010

Pathologists' Assistant

$1,010

Physical Therapy

$1,010

Physician Assistant

$1,010

Radiologist Assistant

$1,010

Social Work

$1,010

School of Medicine

Program

Tuition rate per credit

Anesthesiologist Assistant

$1,010

School of Nursing

Program

Tuition rate per credit

Adult-gerontology nurse practitioner (DNP)

$1,010

Family nurse practitioner (DNP)

$1,010

Nurse anesthesia (DNP)

$1,010

Fees for Academic Year 2017-2018

Student fees

$40 per credit, not to exceed $360 per semester
$25 per term summer registration fee

Technology and lab fees

$340 per semester (fall/spring) for full-time students
$150 per semester (fall/spring) for part-time students
$75 for summer semester (full-time or part-time)

Mandatory accident insurance 

$50 fall semester

Commuter meal plan (required)

$200 per semester (fall/spring) for full-time students
Not charged for clinical semesters

Eligibility and Policies

Eligibility for Federal and Quinnipiac Financial Aid & Policies


To be eligible for graduate financial aid you must be matriculated into a degree granting program, be a U.S. citizen, permanent resident or eligible non-citizen as defined by the FAFSA, be in compliance with various regulatory requirements of federal and state programs and University policies and procedures including making Satisfactory Academic Progress.  Only courses towards the degree requirements are eligible for financial aid. In addition, you must be enrolled as least part-time.

  • Full-time students are enrolled in 9 or more credits each semester (summer/fall/spring) per the Registrar’s office. Some financial aid programs are limited to full-time students only.
  • Part-time students are enrolled in 5 to 8 credits each semester (summer/fall/spring) per the Registrar’s office.
  • Less than half-time students are enrolled in 1 to 4 credits each semester per the Registrar’s office. These students are not eligible for any form of Federal or University financial aid. Students can apply for private educational loans.

 

Gainful Employment Information

Gainful Employment Information

The U.S. government’s Gainful Employment program regulations require schools to provide students information they need to make informed educational choices – including total program costs, loan repayment rates and completion rates.

Quinnipiac only has one such certificate program: Educational Leadership.

Applying for Financial Aid: Steps

If you are seeking assistance for Summer 2016, Fall 2016 or Spring 2017, please complete the 2016-2017 paperwork.

If seeking assistant for the Summer 2017, Fall 2017 or Spring 2018 semesters, please complete the 2017-2018 paperwork.

1) Complete and submit the FAFSA form

All students seeking financial aid need to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), which is available after October 1. This is by far the most important document in the financial aid process.

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2) Submit the Quinnipiac University graduate financial aid application

This form is required to receive financial aid and provides information including when seeking financial aid, enrollment plans, outside resources (including tuition reimbursement) and third-party authorization. 

3) Submit the Quinnipiac graduate grant application

This form is optional and used to determine eligibility for consideration of grant funds in conjunction with the FAFSA data. Grant funds are awarded to our full-time graduate student with the highest demonstrated need. 

  • Parental financial information on the FAFSA and grant application (even if you claim independent status) if under the age of 26 and not married, or married and under the age of 24.
  • Students receiving Quinnipiac scholarships or tuition waivers (Master Teaching program), and those who are international or in an online program should not complete this form.

Submitting the forms

Our priority processing timeline is recommended as follows:

  • For Summer: March 31
  • For Fall: June 1
  • For Spring: November 1

Forms will be accepted after the designated date and complete files are processed in the order received based on the time of year you are seeking assistance and funding levels.

Loan Programs

Borrowing is one way to help you finance your Quinnipiac education.  As you consider the educational loan programs, be sure to keep in mind that some loans are more expensive than others.  Generally, the Federal Direct loan should be used first as it provides the best terms, conditions, benefits, a fixed interest rate and does not require a credit check. Alternative loans both federal and private generally are used once other options are exhausted as they may have higher interest rates, less favorable terms and conditions and have a credit requirement.

Ultimately, the choice in which loan you select is yours, our goal is to help you make an informed decision. 

Scholarship and Grant Information

Quinnipiac University's Graduate Merit scholarships are awarded on a competitive basis to a select number of newly admitted full-time (non-online) graduate students who demonstrate exceptional promise of achieving academic excellence.

These scholarships will cover a portion of the tuition and are offered to full-time students who are entering the following programs:

  • Business Administration - MBA
  • Cardiovascular Perfusion
  • Journalism
  • Medical Laboratory Science
  • Molecular and Cell Biology
  • Nurse Practitioner
  • Pathologists' Assistant
  • Physician Assistant
  • Public Relations
  • Radiologist Assistant
  • Social Work

Candidates are evaluated based on academic potential in their chosen graduate degree field, as found evident by academic and related performance to date.  A scholarship committee based on the Program Director's recommendations during the Admissions application process determines eligibility. Candidates interested in the Merit scholarship are encouraged to apply early in the Admissions application process.  Every admitted full-time applicant is considered for the scholarship and recipients are determined no later than March 15 for Summer or July 15 for Fall.  Due to limited funding, these scholarships are not available to international students. Scholarships are renewable as long as students maintain full-time enrollment and a cumulative grade point average of 3.25 each semester.

Graduate Grant

The Graduate grant is available to our neediest full-time (on-ground) students, to help cover a portion of their tuition.  The grant is a one-time non-renewable award.  To assist in determining a student’s level of financial need, we use the FAFSA and the University Grant application. 

Based on the applicants from 2015-16, over 48% of the eligible applicants received some grant assistance.

Graduate Work Opportunities

Danielle Allan, a first-year student in Quinnipiac's Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) program, leads a full body circuit bootcamp Wednesday, June 1, 2016 on the lawn of Quinnipiac University's North Haven Campus.

Quinnipiac University recognizes the importance of students working while pursuing their Graduate studies.  To assist students, the University offers students the ability to work within the University community.  Please be aware, while we would like to assist as many students as possible, position are limited.

Graduate Assistantships

Graduate Assistantships are available on a limited basis, to both full and part-time graduate students. At Quinnipiac, our graduate assistants provide such services, including but not limited to: administrative support, instructor assistance, professional service in a field of expertise, and research.

  • Students working in an administrative support area will receive a paycheck for the hours worked, the average hours awarded are ten hours weekly.
  • Students working in areas of instructor assistance, professional service or research will receive a tuition waiver for hours of service performed.  Students who work 150 hours in a semester will receive a tuition waiver for 3 credits.

The following departments offer graduate assistantship positions:

Departments that offer Graduate Assistantship positions

Admissions, Undergraduate

Facilities

School of Business

Admissions, Graduate

Graduate Financial Aid

School of Communications

Admin. Services/QCARD

Human Resources

School of Education

Athletics

Learning Center

School of Health Science

Athletics Marketing

Library

School of Nursing

Athletic Training

Mail Services

Student Affairs: Community Service

College of Arts & Sciences

Public Affairs: Publications

Student Affairs: Graduate

Controller

Public Affairs: Special Events & Web

Student Affairs: Residential Life

Diversity/Multicultural Affairs

Registrar's Office

Student Affairs: Student Center

Interested students will need to submit the Graduate Assistantship application (Adobe PDF) for consideration. One application must be completed for each position they are interested in obtaining (unless the contact person is the same). Applications will then be forwarded to the department's  contact person for review. If you are  interested in working with a specific department and know of possible openings, you can submit the application directly to the department.