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Undergraduate Financial Aid

Apply for Financial Aid

Applying for financial aid does not have to be complicated. On this page, we provide you with step-by-step instructions and information about your eligibility for financial aid.

Complete the FAFSA

Key Dates for Financial Aid

Applicant Type Deadline Important Information
Early Decision Applicants December 1 Early Decision applicants should file their FAFSA on or before December 1. Early Decision offer notifications are issued beginning mid-December. Students filing the FAFSA after the December 1 deadline will be offered aid in the order applications are received.
First-Year and Transfer Applicants March 1 Offer notifications are generated in the order FAFSAs are received. All applicants who meet the March 1 deadline should receive their initial offer notification no later than April 1. Filing a FAFSA application is not required to receive an academic scholarship.
Returning Students April 1 Offer notifications are generated in the order FAFSAs are received, on a rolling basis, beginning in late May and after final grades are posted.

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

How to Apply for Financial Aid

1

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

2

Review your financial aid offer notification

Offer notifications are prepared by the Financial Aid Office and are issued to students to explain the details of the financial aid offer, which may include grants, scholarships, federal student loans and work study.

Access the Financial Aid Self-Service Portal

3

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

4

Pay your balance

To cover a remaining balance due to the university, after financial aid has been applied against the invoice, families have the choice of establishing a semester payment plan and/or borrowing from the Federal Direct Parent PLUS loan or a variety of private lenders.

Learn more about tuition payment programs

Explore loan options

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 is important to note you must re-apply for financial aid each year if you would like to be re-evaluated for financial assistance. Remember you need to file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) 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 FASFA as early as October 1. Be sure to indicate Quinnipiac University as a recipient of the FAFSA results by adding our 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.
December
  • Early decision award letters are generated.
December-February
  • Offer notifications are generated for accepted students.
  • Students may accept their offers online via the Self-Service portal.
  • Families may begin exploring payment options, such as the Quinnipiac University semester payment plan, administered by TOUCHNET. Learn more about payment plans
March
  • Tuition and fees for the coming year are available on the Quinnipiac website. View costs and budgets
  • FAFSA forms for first-year students must be submitted by 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
April
  • Returning students FAFSA forms must be submitted by April 1 for priority funding.
May
June
  • The One Stop office begins generating fall semester invoices. You will see scholarship, grant and loan awards automatically deducted from your bill.
  • Payments begin in June if you have chosen to participate in the Quinnipiac University Payment Plan offered through TOUCHNET. Learn more about payment plans
  • Returning student financial aid offer notifications are generated. View your financial aid offer
  • Incoming students accepting their federal (FAFSA) loans for the first time should complete their required Entrance Counseling and Master Promissory Note online. Learn more about Entrance Counseling and MPN
July-August
  • Be sure to check Self-Service to ensure all your documents are complete.
    • Students who are selected for federal verification need to submit additional forms to avoid delays in funding. Notification of verification was sent to selected students beginning in May, and is reflected in Self-Service. Learn more about verification and submit forms

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