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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Bill Scheduling FAQs

Online bills are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. An email will be sent to the student's Quinnipiac email account when charges are applied for the upcoming semester, based on the timeframes below.

  • Summer Semester - Typically the second week in May

  • Fall Semester - Typically mid to late June

  • Spring Semester - Typically the first week of December

Learn more about payment options

Students enrolled in the Summer and Fall 2022 terms can expect their invoices to become available and tuition to be due according to the following charts. Students will be emailed when invoices are available.

Summer 2022
Term Term Dates Invoices Available Approximately* Payment Due Date Payment Plan Installment Dates Add/Drop Date
Session 1

5-week courses: 5/23–6/24
7-week courses: 5/23–7/8
12-week courses: 5/23–8/12
4/27 5/18 There are no payment plans for summer courses. 5/24
Session 2 5-week courses: 7/11- 8/12
7-week courses: 7/11–8/26
4/27 5/18 There are no payment plans for summer courses. 7/12

 

 

Fall 2022

These dates are not for School of Law or School of Medicine. See below for those details.

Term Term Dates Invoices Available Approximately* Payment Due Date Payment Plan Installment Dates Add/Drop

Fall 2022 - 22/FA

First-Year Students

8/29-12/17 6/1/22 6/24 6/24,
7/25,
8/24,
9/26,
10/24

15-week courses: 9/2

First 7-week courses: 8/30

Second 7-week courses: 10/25

Fall 2022 - 22/FA

All students other than first-year students

8/29-12/17 6/15 7/15 7/15,
8/15,
9/15,
10/17,
11/15

15-week courses: 9/2

First 7-week courses: 8/30

Second 7-week courses: 10/25

 

 

School of Law Fall 2022
Term Term Dates Invoices Available Approximately* Payment Due Date Payment Plan Installment Dates Add/Drop
Law - 22/LF 8/22–12/22 7/5 7/15 7/15,
8/15,
9/15,
10/17,
11/15
8/30

 

School of Medicine Term 1 2022
Term Term Dates Invoices Available Approximately* Payment Due Date Payment Plan Installment Dates
Med Year 1 Term 1 - 22/MF1 8/1-12/16 7/5 7/29 7/29,
8/22,
9/22,
10/24,
11/22
Med Year 2 Term 1 - 22/MF2 8/8-12/2 7/5 7/29 7/29,
8/22,
9/22,
10/24,
11/22
Med Year 3 Term 1 - 22/MF3 4/25-11/11 4/15 5/15 5/15,
6/15,
7/15,
8/15,
9/15
Med Year 4 Term 1 - 22/MF4 5/9-11/25 4/15 5/15 5/15,
6/15,
7/15,
8/15,
9/15

 

* Approximate date. Students will be emailed when invoices are available.

Generally, yes, the full balance must be paid by the due date for the account to remain in good standing. If the balance is not paid in full, satisfactory financial arrangements must be made by the due date. These may include:

  • Enrolling in a university-sponsored payment plan and remitting any balance due, where applicable.
  • Remitting the balance after estimated financial aid is applied.

Deposits FAQs

All incoming resident students pay a deposit of $1,000, which is broken down as follows:

  • $200 matriculation fee (this is paid by both resident and commuter students)

  • $300 residence hall security deposit, which is refunded when the student no longer resides in university-owned housing

  • $500 residence room reservation deposit, $250 of which is credited to your fall bill and $250 of which is credited to you spring bill

Returning resident student housing deposits will be credited on your spring bill.

Dining FAQs

If no dining plan selection is made, the student will default to the Gold Plan. Commuters and students who live off campus default to the Bronze Plan. 

You can change your dining plan on the MyHousing page. Dining plans are assigned when invoices are available for the upcoming term and can be changed up until the end of the add/drop registration period of the term.

To view or change a dining plan, please:

  • Log into MyHousing

  • Select "Dining" and then select "Dining Plans"

  • Select the current term and then select "Change my Meal Plan"

  • Select the desired dining plan from the list of available dining plans and click "Purchase Meal Plan"

Please note:

  • Students living on the Mount Carmel and York Hill campuses will see Silver, Gold, Platinum or Platinum Plus for dining plan options.

  • Students living in Whitney Village and Quinnipiac-owned off-campus housing may upgrade from the required Bronze dining plan to Silver, Gold, Platinum or Platinum Plus dining plans.

  • Full-time commuter students may upgrade from the Commuter Bronze plan to the Commuter Silver, Gold, Platinum or Platinum Plus dining plans.

Access MyHousing

The Bronze Plan is required for all non-resident students and commuters. The plan applies to full-time undergraduate commuter students, students living in Whitney Village and Quinnipiac-owned off-campus housing, as well as full-time graduate students, full-time law students and first- and second-year medical students. Part-time law students will default to a Bronze Plan of $105 per semester. The non-resident dining plan excludes students who are veterans, enrolled in QU online, away for study abroad, student teaching or clinical affiliation. Students who receive the required Bronze Plan have the ability to upgrade their plan for the fall semester through the end of the add/drop registration period.

The dining plan is not meal-based. It is based on a declining balance system, similar to a debit card account. All items in the dining facilities are sold a la carte. Students pay for each item just as they would in a traditional restaurant. 

The dining plan can be used at all dining locations on our 3 campuses. These locations include Cafe Q, Bobcat Den, North Haven Cafe, North Haven Outtakes, York Hill Cafe, Au Bon Pain Cafe Express, Starbucks, On the Rocks and the People’s United Center concessions.

We offer 24 unique food stations across our 3 campuses, serving options such as grilled food, smoothies, Starbucks and sushi.

View our dining locations

Students can access their balances at the registers at campus dining facilities, or access their balances online at QCard Balance on MyQ. There are also posters at the registers indicating what the ideal dining balance should be each week of the semester to help students make their meal plans last the entire semester.

The dining facilities accept QCash and credit cards. QCash acts as a debit account separate from your student's meal plan, and you may add QCash to your student's account at any time. In addition to each dining location on our 3 campuses, QCash is accepted at more than 30 establishments in the surrounding area.

Any balance left over from the Fall semester will automatically roll over to the Spring semester. Any balance left over after the Spring semester will be forfeited. The dining plan is cleared at the conclusion of the Spring semester.

Yes. There are vegetarian and vegan options available at all dining facilities across our 3 campuses.

Cafe Q on the Mount Carmel Campus has a station called G8 dedicated to food prepared without the 8 most common allergens. There are also dishes made without gluten available throughout our dining facilities.

If you would like us to make further accommodations, please email access@qu.edu or call 203-582-7600.

Two students must come to an agreement on how many meal points to transfer (a minimum $50 meal points per transfer).

The student transferring the points should visit the meal points transfer site and complete the entire form. Information Technology Services will receive the request and process the transfer of meal points.

  • If the students agree to a financial transfer, that is done on their own without intervention from Quinnipiac University.

  • The last day to transfer meal points is May 30.

  • Students whose required dining service accounts have been funded by an athletic scholarship may not sell their excess dining points. NCAA regulations forbid this.

  • Students who have been granted a meal plan waiver by the Office of Student Accessibility may not receive a transfer of meal points from another student.

  • RAs may not sell their excess dining points.

  • Minimum transfer is $50 dining points.

Exams FAQs

A student may view their exam schedule on MyQ.

Log in to view the final exam schedule

A student may view the policy and process for re-scheduling exams on MyQ.

Log in to view the makeup exam policy

Financial Aid FAQs

Yes, so long as the Financial Aid Office has processed it before the billing date. If it does not appear, please contact the Financial Aid Office.

If you have received financial aid that includes a loan for fall and spring, only the portion pertaining to the respective semester can be deducted.

Health Insurance FAQs

Quinnipiac University has partnered with Gallagher Student Health to offer a health insurance plan especially for students. The plan provides coverage for illnesses and injuries that occur on and off campus and includes special cost-saving features to help keep the coverage as affordable as possible. Because all full-time students must maintain major medical insurance, this plan is a hard waiver program, which means that students can opt out (waive the insurance) only if they can present evidence of other health insurance under a plan that provides benefits equal to or greater than the Quinnipiac University Student Health Insurance Plan. Students must document evidence of coverage and make an online waiver decision by the waiver deadline of August 31. For additional information regarding the plan, please visit gallagherstudent.com

International Payments FAQs

  1. Visit the Transfermate payment page

  2. Choose the country you are paying from and your preferred payment method

  3. Complete payer details and set up an account

  4. Make your payment with the provided instructions

  5. Track your payment throughout the process

TransferMate lets you make international payments to Quinnipiac University in your own currency while receiving competitive foreign exchange rates. If you're an international student or parent you can use this secure, payment method during your online checkout process.

  • Faster payment posting to your student account

  • Local currency payment methods

  • Great exchange rates

  • 24-hour customer service from TransferMate

  • 24-hour online tracking of payments

  • Rates are held for 48 hours so you have complete visibility of the amount you will pay

  • Ability to track your transaction throughout the payment process

  • No need to worry about exchange rate fluctuations

  • Peace of mind that your payment will be received in full and on time

There are no fees for international payments. Domestic transfers (US to US) will incur a $20 fee. We encourage domestic students to make payments using our ACH or Credit Card payments through Self-Service.

Your payments are posted automatically within 24 hours from payment completion.

Yes, providing your family member provides TransferMate with the relevant Anti-Money Laundering Identification (student photo identification and school's invoice or offer letter). This must be sent to edupayments@transfermate.com, then TransferMate will allow family members to make payments on your behalf to your institution. For more assistance on this topic please contact edu@transfermate.com or visit the Live Chat Box on TransferMate's website.

Online Payments FAQs

Touchnet, our payment provider, specifies the date each payment will occur, but it is your financial institution that determines the time of day the payment is debited. Touchnet recommends you check with your financial institution to determine how far in advance funds should be deposited into your account to ensure the automatic payment clears. If a payment date falls on a weekend or banking holiday, the payment will be attempted the following business day.

We recommend Chrome as the browser to use with touchnet®, our payment processor. However, in some instances other browsers have worked better. If you are unsuccessful with Chrome, please try another browser. If you still encounter difficulties performing tasks in touchnet®, please make sure popup blockers are turned off. Additionally, you may need to clear out your web browser's cache and cookies.

Once your agreement is posted to the Touchnet system, you will receive a confirmation notification of your payment amount by email. Payments will be processed until the total balance is paid in accordance with the terms of the payment plan agreement. The notification also serves as a reminder that a $75 nonrefundable enrollment fee per agreement will be processed from the account indicated on the agreement.

If you don't receive any requested emails from touchnet®, please check your junk/spam folder.

Parking FAQs

The commuter permit that used in the past will now be transitioned into two permits — an undergraduate commuter permit and a graduate commuter permit without a fee.

A new decal in a new color will be printed and mailed to the address on record in the My Parking application. Graduate students must install the new decal promptly upon receipt and remove and destroy the old blue decal. Public Safety will be looking for the new decal beginning the first day of the Spring 2022 term, which beings January 24, 2022. Beginning on January 25, 2022 any commuters without the new decal may not be able to enter campus or will be ticketed.

QCard FAQs

As the start of the semester approaches, first-year and transfer undergraduate students receive QCard information and details from QStart. (Qstart is the checklist of activities for students to complete prior to the start of the term.) Information includes a deadline for uploading a picture and a pickup location usually during defined move in times. Graduate, Law, Medicine, International and Athletic students receive QCard information and details from their program staff which includes a deadline for uploading a picture and a pickup location, date, and time.

During the semester, students in need of a QCard can utilize the walk-in service at either Technology Center. See hours and locations

Students must present a valid form of picture identification at the time of pickup, such as a driver’s license or passport.

All pre-printed QCards that not picked up are held at the Mount Carmel Technology Center in the Arnold Bernhard Library. See hours and location

A new QCard can be printed at either Technology Center. Please note there is a $30 fee to reprint a lost card. See hours and locations

Meal plans use a declining points system. Meal plan points can only be used in the Quinnipiac dining halls: Au Bon Pain Café and Bakery, Bobcat Den, Café Q (Mount Carmel), North Haven Café, North Haven Outtakes, Starbucks, Sushi Do and York Hill Café. The dining halls regularly schedule food trucks to campus and meal points can be used for this purpose. Sometimes, student organizations schedule food trucks on campus as fundraisers and meal points cannot be used.

QCash is cash/debit. QCash are dollars students add to the card themselves and are used like a debit card at supported local vendors, food trucks, the bookstore and even as cash for purchases at the cafés. Parents, guardians, spouses and others can also make guest deposits into QCash accounts.

Registration FAQs

To add an additional term:

  1. Visit the "Plan your Degree and Schedule your courses" page within the Academics section of Self-Service

  2. Click on the plus sign (+) that appears next to semester at the top of the page, as shown here:
    Click the plus sign to add a new term 

  3. Select the term you need from the drop down menu, and then click "Add Term"

To register for a BIO or a CHE course (or other courses with co-requisites), register for the co-requisites at the same time. Both lecture and lab should be planned and registered for together.

An example is BIO 101 and BIO 101L.

To see the date you may begin registering for courses:

  1. Visit the "Plan & Schedule" page within the Academics section of Self-Service

  2. Ensure the term you are registering for is selected. Your registration date will appear under the term for which you are registering. An example is shown here:
    The students' registration date will show below the term name 

Once your registration date has passed, the date for the next open registration cycle appears in the same location.

If there is a hold on your account, a red box will show in the upper-right corner of Self-Service with the corresponding notification on how to resolve the hold.

An example is below:

An alert message in a red box from the upper-right corner of Self-Service 

  1. Visit the Academics section of Self-Service

  2. Click on Plan & Schedule and then click Advising

  3. Your adviser's name will appear with your program.

Special Permission

Getting added to a closed course, or into a course for which the student has not met the requisites is by special permission and only granted in extenuating circumstances. Admission is not guaranteed. To request permission students should contact by email the following offices.

Course Type Course Name Abbreviations Contact Email
College of Arts & Sciences courses AN, AR, BIO, CAS, CHE, CJ, DR, EC, EN, GDD, GPH, GT, HS, IRST, LE, MA, MU, PHY, PO, PS, SCI, SO, WS, Languages CASDeans@qu.edu
School of Business courses AC, BAN, CIS, ENT, FIN, IB, BLW, MBA, MG, MK, SB, STR SBdeans@qu.edu
School of Engineering courses CER, CSC, CYB, ENR, IER, MER, SER Engineering@qu.edu
School of Communications courses COM, FTM, GID, ICM, JRN, MSS, STC SchoolofCommunications@qu.edu
School of Education courses ED, EDL schoolofeducationinfo@qu.edu
School of Health science courses AT, BMS, DMS, FLW, HSC, PY, OT, PA, PR, PT, RA, RS, SW SHSDeans@qu.edu
School of Nursing courses NUR SNURDeans@qu.edu
University courses QU QUSeminars@qu.edu
First-Year Seminar courses FYS FYS@qu.edu
Transfer credit questions   TransferAdmissions@qu.edu
Undergraduate Students Taking Graduate Courses

Any undergraduate student wishing to register for a graduate class must receive permission from the graduate program director.

Graduate Students

Any graduate student needing special permission should contact the appropriate program director.

Approval-Required Courses

Completed forms signed by the appropriate dean or program director must be submitted with the registration form for the following courses:

  • Independent study

  • Thesis

  • Tutorial

  • Residency

  • Internship

  • Comprehensive exam

Third-Party Payers and Outside Scholarships

Students who enjoy their employer’s benefit of tuition payment should complete the Employer Tuition Benefit Promissory Note by the end of business on the second Friday after the start of classes. Please submit a copy of your employer’s letter of credit or voucher when completing the online form.

Employer tution benefits are offered in two ways:

  • Option A: The employer pays the tuition upon receipt of final grades at the end of the semester, and:

    • 1. Quinnipiac will invoice your employer at the end of the term, OR

    • 2. The student submits the invoice to the employer at the end of the term.

  • Option B: The employer pays the tuition upon receipt of the invoice at the beginning of the term and payment is not contingent on the grade earned.

Deposit and Deferment Fee

In consideration for this extended payment arrangement, the student pays a $25 deferment charge and 30% of the total amount due for the semester upon registration. Failure to pay the required amount will result in a financial hold.

The remaining balance must be paid within five weeks after the last day of classes. The student is responsible to submit official grade(s) promptly to the employer in order to facilitate the invoicing and reimbursement process. Regardless of the amount of tuition reimbursement the student receives from the employer, the student is responsible for full payment.

The deferred plan also adheres to the university’s withdrawal and refund policies. In addition, if the student defaults on the note, the student is responsible to pay all costs, expenses and reasonable attorneys’ fees incurred in any action to collect the balance due.

Students who have questions or require assistance in determining what is owed for the 30% deposit and deferment fee, should email onestop@qu.edu

Students are encouraged to research outside scholarship opportunities that may include private sources such as your high school, local businesses, civic groups, national companies, church groups, charitable foundations, associations, etc. After your receive notification from the private source of your scholarship, you should inform Quinnipiac by completing the Outside Scholarship Notification Form and attaching a scanned copy of the letter. Then advise the private source to send a check made out to Quinnipiac University with the your name and QU ID number in the memo field. The check should be mailed to:

Quinnipiac University
One Stop, AB-BRS
275 Mount Carmel Avenue
Hamden, Connecticut 06518

Unless otherwise directed in the scholarship letter, the university will allocate half of the outside scholarship to the fall term and half to the spring term.

We are partnered with both the Department of Defense and Department of Veterans Affairs to provide a comprehensive set of benefits that fit with your military experience.

Undergraduate Benefits

Graduate Benefits

Law Benefits

Medicine Benefits 

Tuition Tax Information/Form 1098-T FAQs

The 1098-T form is used by eligible educational institutions to report information about their students to the IRS as required by the Taxpayer Relief Act of 1997. Eligible educational institutions are required to submit the student's name, address and taxpayer's identification number (TIN), enrollment and academic status. Since 2003, educational institutions also must report amounts to the IRS pertaining to qualified tuition and related expenses, as well as scholarships and/or grants, taxable or not. A 1098-T form also must be provided to each applicable student. This form is informational only. It serves to alert students that they may be eligible for federal income tax education credits. It should not be considered as tax opinion or advice. While it is a good starting point, the 1098-T, as designed and regulated by the IRS, does not contain all of the information needed to claim a tax credit. There is no IRS requirement that you must claim the tuition and fees deduction or an education credit. Claiming education tax benefits is a voluntary decision for those who may qualify.

In January of each year, Quinnipiac University mails an IRS Form 1098-T to all students who had qualified tuition and other related educational expenses paid during the previous calendar year. This form is informational only and should not be considered as tax opinion or advice. It serves to alert students that they may be eligible for federal income tax education credits. Receipt of Form 1098-T does not indicate eligibility for the tax credit. To determine the amount of qualified tuition and fees paid, and the amount of scholarships and grants received, a taxpayer should use their own financial records.

1098-T forms also are available through Self-Service by logging in using your Quinnipiac credentials. Click on Tax Information and select 1098 Information to access your 1098-T statements.

In addition to the 1098-T form, students also may access their Account Activity through Self-Service. To access Account Activity, click on Student Finance, then click on Account Activity. Account Activity is a useful tool that shows all student account activity, including billing charges and payments applied to the account, by term. Because Account Activity is not specific to tuition, it is merely suggested as an additional aid.

If you have recently graduated and can no longer log into Self-Service, please email onestop@qu.edu or call 203-582-8650 and we can mail your form if you did not receive it at your home address. 1098-T forms are mailed to the address on file in the Registrar’s office.

These credits are explained in IRS Publication 970 "Tax Benefits for Higher Education" as well as Chapter 35 of IRS Publication 17.

Unfortunately, as noted below, Quinnipiac University may not offer any tax advice to our students. Please seek the advice of a tax professional.

Yes. Section 6050S of the Internal Revenue Code, as enacted by the Taxpayer Relief Act of 1997, requires institutions to file information returns to assist taxpayers and the Internal Revenue Service in determining eligibility for education tax credits.

Qualified tuition and related expenses include tuition and fees a student must pay to be enrolled at or attend an eligible educational institution. For 1098-T purposes, tuition waivers, graduate assistantships and Quinnipiac University educational assistance are typically considered a reduction of qualified tuition and related expenses. As the taxability of these items varies on a case-by-case basis, it is therefore up to the student to adjust qualified tuition and related expenses for these items accordingly.

Qualified expenses do not include:

  • Amounts paid for any course or education involving sports, games or hobbies unless the course or other education is required as part of the student's degree program or is taken to acquire or improve job skills.
  • Charges and fees for room, board, insurance, transportation, parking, personal, living and other family expenses.
  • The cost of books and equipment are generally not qualified expenses because eligible educational institutions usually do not require that the cost of the books or equipment be paid to the institution as a condition of the student's enrollment or attendance at the institution.

Not necessarily. The university is required to provide the "amounts paid" and "scholarship or grant" figures to help you determine the amount of qualified expenses you can claim on your IRS Form 8863. Per Internal Revenue Code Section 25A, taxpayers may claim an education tax credit only with respect to qualified tuition and related expenses paid during the calendar year. You will need to review your payment records to determine the actual qualified expenses paid. See IRS Publication 970 for information to determine your qualified expenses paid amount.

There are potentially many reasons for this discrepancy. First, the amount in Box 1 only represents amounts paid for qualified tuition and related expenses (QTRE) and does not include payments made for room and board, insurance, or parking which, though important, are not considered mandatory education expenses for tax purposes. Secondly, Form 1098-T reports amounts that the student paid in a certain year, and the pay date does not necessarily correspond to the dates that the classes were attended. For example, tuition for the Spring semester is typically billed in November so a student may have paid tuition for the Spring semester in 2021 despite the fact that classes didn’t start until 2022. The best and most accurate source of information about the amounts that you paid for qualified tuition and related expenses will be your bills.

This box shows qualified tuition and related expenses made in the calendar year that relate to payments received that were reported for any prior year after 2002.

The figure in Box 5 "Scholarships or Grants," includes scholarships, grants and some state scholarships which have been administered by Quinnipiac University. If you received other forms of outside scholarships and grants not administered by Quinnipiac University, it is your responsibility to adjust the figure accordingly.

This box shows the amount of any scholarship and grant reductions in the current calendar year for aid that was credited in a previous calendar year.

Box 8 will not be checked if you did not complete at least 6 credits during an academic period, which are either enrolled or paid during the calendar year.

Box 9 will be checked if you were enrolled in a program or programs leading to a graduate-level degree, graduate-level certificate or other recognized graduate-level educational credential.

Please contact One Stop at onestop@qu.edu

Generally, foreign students cannot claim credits. However, some foreign students may be eligible. Review IRS forms, instructions and publications for guidance.

Current students should download the 1098T from Self-Service. Students who have graduated will receive a paper copy of the 1098T mailed to the permanent address as maintained by Quinnipiac University's Registrar's Office.

No. The address shown on Form 1098-T is irrelevant for IRS income tax filing purposes. The single most important information on the form is your Social Security number.

If you have additional questions/concerns, please contact One Stop

IRS Tax information: 800-829-1040

Note: Please be advised that Quinnipiac University is prohibited from providing legal, tax or accounting advice to students and we are not responsible for any use you make of this information.