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Paying for College

Undergraduate Tuition and Financial Aid

Your investment in your education is a big decision, and we're here to make sure it's as clear and transparent as possible. 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're here to help answer your questions on costs, budgeting, financial aid and managing your finances.

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What is Financial Aid?

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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.

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FAFSA Code and Key Dates

Quinnipiac University’s FAFSA/Federal School Code is 001402.

Deadlines for Financial Aid Applications:

  • Early Decision Applicants: December 1
  • Incoming Students: March 1*
  • Returning Students: April 1

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*Incoming students are encouraged to file their FAFSA at the same time they file their application for admission to receive an early notification of aid.

Financial Aid Distribution: Family Income

92% of enrolled, full-time undergraduates at Quinnipiac receive some form of aid. Students and families with a variety of resources attend Quinnipiac.

Of those who used financial aid, there is a range of family incomes:
• 17% - $0–$50,000
• 18% - $50,001–$100,000
• 19% - $100,001–$150,000
• 46% - $150,001 and higher

  • $0–$50,000
  • $50,001–$100,000
  • $100,001–$150,000
  • $150,001 and higher

Costs and Budgets

Our goal is to be up front and clear about what you can expect when it comes to financing your undergraduate degree. You'll have both direct and indirect costs to budget for, and we're here to ensure you understand how to finance those costs.

Costs and Budgets

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Apply for Financial Aid

Applying for financial aid does not have to be complicated. On the Apply for Financial Aid page we provide you with step-by-step instructions that include important dates, links to pay balances due and a helpful timeline to keep yourself on track through the financial aid process.

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Types of Aid

Gain a better understanding of the different options available to you to finance your degree, including scholarships, loans, work-study and other benefits. Explore some of your financial aid options.

Explore Types of Aid

Managing Your Educational Finances

Self-Service Portal
The Financial Aid Self-Service Portal allows you to access and view your award notification, as well as outstanding documents. Access the portal

Payment Options
Find information for: reviewing your payment options; making a single, one-time payment online; or enrolling in an online payment plan. Explore your payment options

More Resources

On our Frequently Asked Questions page, you'll find some of the most common questions students have about financial aid, loans and applying for aid. We encourage you to review them, and we always welcome you to reach out to us with your questions.

FAQ

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Federal CARES Act Funding

(Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund)
Students who were enrolled during the Spring 2020 term and experienced additional expenses as a result of COVID-19 may qualify for emergency assistance.
View all information relating to the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF)

COVID-19 Appeal Form
Undergraduate students who are enrolled for the 2020-21 academic year who experienced income changes may choose to complete the Quinnipiac’s COVID-19 Appeal Form.
Complete the COVID-19 appeal form