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Undergraduate Financial Aid

Apply for Financial Aid

Applying for financial aid doesn't have to be complicated. Here you'll find step by step instructions and information on your eligibility for financial aid.

Complete the FAFSA

Key Dates for Financial Aid

Applicant Type Deadline Important Information
Early Decision Applicants December 1 Students who are applying Early Decision for admissions should file their FAFSA on or before December 1 in order to be evaluated for financial aid. Early Decision offer notifications are issued in mid-December. Students filing their FAFSA after the December 1 deadline will be awarded aid in the order applications are received.
First-Year and Transfer Applicants March 1 Offer notifications are generated in the order that FAFSAs are received and we begin awarding students on a rolling basis beginning in mid-January. All applicants who meet the March 1 deadline should receive their initial offer notification no later than April 1. The FAFSA form is not required to receive an academic scholarship.
Returning Students April 1 Offer notifications are generated in the order that FAFSAs are received, on a rolling basis, beginning in late May and after final grades are posted. All on-time applicants, whose files are complete and processed by our office, should receive their offer notification no later than June 30. Incomplete files will be processed throughout the summer.

While we welcome late applications, funding availability is tentative after the prescribed deadlines.

How to Apply for Financial Aid


Complete and submit the FAFSA form

All students seeking financial assistance need to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online as soon as possible after October 1.

Quinnipiac's FAFSA code is 001402.

Complete the FAFSA online


Review your financial aid offer notification

At the end of January, offer notifications are prepared. In your notification, we will explain the details of your financial aid package, which might include grants, scholarships, federal student loans and work-study.

Access the Financial Aid Self-Service Portal


Complete your Entrance Counseling and Master Promissory Note (MPN) online for federal loans

  • Student Borrowers: If you will be attending Quinnipiac’s undergraduate programs, and are a first-time student borrower of federal loans, the government requires you to complete an online Entrance Counseling Session (a short question/answer session regarding educational borrowing) and sign an electronic promise to repay your loans called a Master Promissory Note (MPN). The loan proceeds cannot disburse to the university on your behalf until the requirements are completed on the Federal Student Aid website, studentaid.gov. The process can be accessed 24 hours a day and will take approximately 20 minutes to complete.

Learn more about Entrance Counseling and MPN

Visit studentaid.gov


Pay your balance

Students and parents can apply for a PLUS loan, private loan or payment plan to cover costs not met by financial aid.

To cover a remaining balance, families have the choice of establishing a payment plan and/or borrowing from a variety of lenders.

Explore loan options

Learn more about tuition payment programs

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:

  • $0–$50,000: 17%
  • $50,001–$100,000: 18%
  • $100,001–$150,000: 19%
  • $150,001 and higher: 46%

Detailed Timeline for Applying for Financial Aid

It’s important to note that you must re-apply for financial aid each year if you’d like assistance with college expenses. Remember that you need to file your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) well before the March 1 deadline (incoming students) or the April 1 deadline (returning students) to receive all the financial aid for which you are eligible.

Month Recommended Activities
October / November
  • File the completed FAFSA with the federal processor as soon after October 1 as possible. Be sure to indicate Quinnipiac University as a recipient of the FAFSA results (Quinnipiac University Federal School Code: 001402). Complete the FAFSA online
  • Try to attend your high school’s “Financial Aid Night” for comprehensive information on applying for financial aid.
  • Early decision award letters are generated.
  • Award letters begin to be generated for accepted first-year students.
  • Begin looking into payment options, such as the Quinnipiac University Monthly Payment Plan administered by TOUCHNET. Learn more about payment plans
  • Tuition and fees for the coming year are set and available on the Quinnipiac website. View costs and budgets
  • FAFSA forms for first-year students must be date-stamped by the federal processor on or before March 1 for priority funding.
  • Be prepared to send signed copies of your federal income tax forms and tax transcripts to the university in the event you are selected for verification. Learn more about verification
  • Returning students’ FAFSA forms must be date-stamped by the federal processor on or before April 1 for priority funding.
  • Tuition and room deposits are due May 1 for incoming students, or within 15 days after your acceptance date, whichever comes later. Make a deposit
  • Incoming first-year students and transfer students must accept or decline their financial aid offer online by May 1. View your financial aid offer
  • Payments begin on May 1 to the Quinnipiac University Payment Plan offered through TOUCHNET, if you have chosen to participate in this tuition payment option. Learn more about payment plans
  • Returning student award notifications are generated beginning in early June after grades are posted. View your financial aid offer
  • New student invoices are generated and have a payment due date in late June. You will see scholarship/grant awards deducted from your bill.
  • Incoming students and first-time borrowers should complete their required Entrance Counseling and Master Promissory Note online. Learn more about entrance counseling and MPN
  • All students at Quinnipiac participate in our electronic loan process for their federal loans.
  • Certification and transmission of federal and private loans begins.
  • Submit parent Federal PLUS and other private loan applications according to application instructions, if you have not already done so. Learn more and apply for loans
  • Continuing student invoices have a payment due date in mid-July. You will see scholarship/grant awards deducted from your bill.
  • Student loan disbursements for the fall semester begin.

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