Making a plan to make college more affordable
Financial aid is funding that is awarded to students who need assistance in meeting the cost of higher education. If qualified, students may receive financial aid from not just one but several sources.
Financial aid sources may include merit scholarships, athletic scholarships, veteran benefits, need-based grants and loans, self-help opportunities such as federal work-study, outside scholarships, international scholarships, transfer scholarships and the Quinnipiac multiple-sibling award.
Merit-based financial aid includes awards for academic achievement and athletic talent. Merit-based scholarships for academic achievement are awarded by the Office of Admissions without regard to financial need and can range from $7,000 to $30,000 per year. Athletic scholarships are awarded by the director of athletics and the coaching staff.
First-year applicants are considered for merit aid at the time their file is reviewed. Scholarships are based on their overall rank-in-class and/or highest SAT or ACT scores, and any scholarship award is noted on their letter of acceptance. Transfer applicants with a previous 3.3 minimum cumulative college GPA are typically considered for merit awards, and scholarships are noted on their letters of acceptance.
The university coordinates your financial aid to produce an aid package, including funds from many types of sources. Don’t assume you are ineligible for financial aid. Check financial aid criteria carefully and file your paperwork early so the Office of Financial Aid can evaluate your eligibility.