Cost of Attendance Budgets
The Cost of Attendance represents expenses that will and can be incurred while attending graduate school. It also represents the maximum financial aid (federal and private educational loans, scholarship, grant and work) you may receive for an academic award period/year.
There are two types of costs in your budget:
- Direct Costs: Expenses for which you will be billed from the Quinnipiac University Office of Student Accounts such as tuition, fees (student, university/technology, accident, health insurance and other applicable fees) and housing and meals (if living on campus).
- Indirect Costs: Expenses that you may incur but for which you do not receive a billing statement from the University. The amounts provided are the average allowance for each allowable category: books, supplies, transportation, miscellaneous expense and off-campus living expenses.
These estimates are for educational expenses and are, therefore, used when calculating financial aid eligibility. It is important to note that you will only be billed for the direct costs.
We recommend that you keep the cost of attendance budget in mind when you construct your own budget for living expenses. This will allow you to get a better idea of the amount you may need to borrow in student loans, and what resources are available to help with your expenses while in school.
- 3 months (summer only)
- 7 months (summer/fall or spring/summer)
- 9 months (fall/spring)
- 12 months (full year with summer included)