What you can do during the FAFSA delay
What the delay in FAFSA data means
The Department of Education announced on January 31 there will be a delay in releasing FAFSA results to all colleges and universities until at least the first half of March. This delay impedes financial aid officers in creating your financial aid offer. The FAFSA data informs us who is eligible for federal loans, grants and scholarships. We also use the FAFSA criteria to evaluate additional grant and scholarship eligibility.
A tool to estimate cost of attendance
We recognize that families need this crucial information to make informed decisions. While we wait for the FAFSA data to be delivered, we invite you to utilize the Net Price Calculator, a tool that can help determine what your actual annual cost would be to attend Quinnipiac. Though the results you receive will be estimates, as the information collected is not as detailed as that evaluated on the FAFSA, for most students the award values should be very close to accurate. To access the Net Price Calculator, please visit QU.edu/npc.
We are here to help
For some students and families, this delay may seem disconcerting. Once the Department of Education releases the FAFSA information, be assured that we will work hard on getting your financial aid offer out to you as soon as possible. In the meantime, our financial aid officers are here to help answer your questions. Please feel free to reach out at any time. Please know that you are not alone as students and families across the country are all going through this together.
If you need to complete your FAFSA, join us in one of our virtual FAFSA Completion Instructional Workshops in February.
What can you do?
While we patiently wait until March for the FAFSA information to be released, we have several admitted student days coming up and invite you to Quinnipiac’s campus! Take advantage of one or more of our visit opportunities for admitted students and their families
We can’t wait to welcome you on campus and into the Bobcat community!