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Types of Aid

Scholarships and Grants

We realize that financing your education is expensive. With that in mind, we are committed to helping you find the resources necessary to complete your education, regardless of your personal financial situation.

We know you’ve worked hard and we’re happy to acknowledge your many academic and athletic achievements. We also evaluate financial applications for need-based grant eligibility. Your financial aid award notification may include a variety of gift aid from various sources.

Academic Scholarships

Academic scholarships are awarded to incoming students through the Office of Admissions. The university offers scholarships to incoming students automatically with no separate forms to complete. A scholarship reduces the out-of-pocket cost to attend the school and therefore, does not need to be repaid. Students are notified of their scholarship in their letter of acceptance. The amount of the scholarship remains the same each year, provided eligibility requirements are met.

All merit scholarships are awarded by the admissions office and are not available to students who do not receive them in their initial year.

Students who drop below full-time, or fail to meet the minimum cumulative grade point average, will be notified by the Office of Financial Aid if their merit scholarship will be discontinued.

Students who lose their merit scholarship can appeal this decision and may be re-evaluated after an additional semester to have their merit scholarship reinstated.

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Grants are need-based and considered “gift aid.” Repayment is not required.

Outside Scholarships

An outside scholarship is considered a resource and must be included in a student’s financial aid package. If state or federal funds are part of the package, the scholarship amount, combined with the student’s other aid, cannot exceed student need. At Quinnipiac, students who receive such a scholarship may use it to reduce their loans whenever possible and/or work study award. Gift aid will be reduced when a student receives an outside scholarship if it is required to maintain eligibility for federal, state, institutional or other need-based aid.

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