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Undergraduate Financial Aid

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Financing a Quinnipiac education is probably one of the most important investments you’ll ever make, and our office is available to assist you throughout the process. If you have questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us. We look forward to working with you and your family to help realize your educational goals.

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finaid@qu.edu 203-582-8750
Office Location

First floor of Echlin Center
Mount Carmel Campus
275 Mount Carmel Avenue
Hamden, Connecticut 06473

Mailing Address

Quinnipiac University
Office of Financial Aid
275 Mount Carmel Avenue
Hamden, Connecticut 06518

Maps and Directions

Mount Carmel Campus

275 Mount Carmel Avenue
Hamden, Connecticut 06518
800-462-1944 View Maps and Directions

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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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*Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) becomes available October 1. Applicants are encouraged to file the FAFSA to apply for financial aid as early as possible.

Financial Aid Counselors

You are matched with the same counselor throughout your undergraduate experience, providing you with the opportunity to form a relationship and receive expert guidance every step of the way. While you may contact anyone in financial aid any time, we encourage you to reach out to your dedicated counselor directly.

We assign counselors by last name.

Connect with your counselor:

A-E last names, Elizabeth Beaton

Contact Elizabeth:

Call: (203) 582-7550

Email Elizabeth

F-J last names, Jen VanBrederode

Contact Jen:

(203) 582-3638

Email Jen

Jennifer Van Brederode
Jennifer Van Brederode

K-O last names, Carmela Cervetta

Contact Carmela:

Call: (203) 582-7960

Email: carmela.cervetta@qu.edu

Carmela  Cervetta
Carmela  Cervetta

P-Q last names, Elizabeth Mongillo

Contact Elizabeth:

Call: (203) 582-5233

Email: elizabeth.mongillo@qu.edu

Elizabeth Mongillo
Elizabeth Mongillo

R-Z last names, Joann Celello

Contact Joann:

Call: (203) 582-3406

Email: joann.celello@qu.edu

Joann Celello
Joann Celello

Questions about student lending, Mary Ann Sola

Contact Mary Ann:

Call: (203) 582-8464

Email: maryann.sola@qu.edu

Mary Ann Sola
Mary Ann Sola

Our Staff

Code of Conduct

The Offices of Financial Aid at Quinnipiac University are pleased to provide you with a comprehensive set of standards that guide our offices and financial aid practices.

Our Commitment to Transparency

In an effort to ensure that colleges and universities continue to make loan decisions that are beneficial to their students, both federal and state regulators are creating laws and codes that all colleges and universities are adopting which guarantee sound financial aid practices. Listed below are some of the codes to which we subscribe.

Memberships and Affiliations

Quinnipiac University has been a longtime member of the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (NASFAA) and subscribes to that organization's Statement of Ethical Principals and Code of Conduct for Financial Aid Professionals. Our seasoned staff are longtime members of the Eastern Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (EASFAA) and our institution belongs to the Connecticut Association of Professional Financial Aid Administrators (CAPFAA). The University has also adopted the Connecticut Code of Conduct and our office adheres to all of the standards and practices that are outlined in this document.

Read the NASFAA Statement of Ethical Principals

Connecticut Code of Conduct

On August 27, 2007, the Connecticut Attorney General announced that all Connecticut institutions of higher education had volunteered to adopt the Connecticut Code of Conduct, which was designed to provide all Connecticut colleges and universities with a clear roadmap that relates to the ethical administration of financial aid. As a matter of fact, Quinnipiac University, one of 17 private colleges and universities in Connecticut, had worked closely with the Connecticut Conference of Independent Colleges (CCIC) in helping to draft this code with the Connecticut Attorney General's Office.

Read the Connecticut Code of Conduct (PDF)

Student Loans and Suggested Lenders

Effective July 1, 2010, all colleges and universities are required to process all Federal Stafford and PLUS loans through the government’s Federal Direct Loan Program. Private lenders no longer participate in the federal loan programs.

Quinnipiac University does not provide suggested or recommend lender lists for students or parents inquiring about private educational loans, nor do we recommend one loan program over another. Students are strongly encouraged to exhaust all of their grant, scholarship and federal loan options before considering private loan opportunities.

Private educational loans can often come with higher interest rates and fees along with less favorable terms and conditions than those offered through the federal loan programs. Private educational loans require credit checks and often require credit-worthy cosigners, making them more difficult to secure than federal loans. We strongly urge students, parents and cosigners to research all private loan options carefully as interest rates, fees, terms and conditions can vary widely.

While we do not make private educational loan recommendations, we do guide families toward a website provided by ELM Select, a non-profit organization that provides a lender-neutral comparison tool for students and parents, offering unbiased information on private educational loans, lenders, rates and fees. We also suggest that borrowers pay special attention to your state’s loan programs which can often provide better terms, conditions fees and interest rates.

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As always, please feel free to contact our office if we can provide you with any assistance.