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Undergraduate Types of Aid

Veterans and Military Benefits

At Quinnipiac, we recognize the sacrifices that current and former military service members have made on behalf of the United States. We’ve long been committed to helping our nation’s veterans, active and reserve military and National Guard members reach their educational goals. We are partnered with both the Department of Defense and Department of Veterans Affairs to provide a comprehensive set of benefits that fit with your military experience. Whether your mission is advancing your military career, transitioning to the civilian sector, or supporting your dependent as they work toward their degree, we are honored to assist you every step of the way.


Military Friendly©

Quinnipiac is recognized by Viqtory Media as being at the very top of the Best for Vets Schools in the United States.

Military Times

Military Times ranked Quinnipiac No. 1 in Connecticut and No. 18 in the country in its 2023 “Best for Vets: Colleges” rankings.

Yellow Ribbon Program Participant

We’ve invested more than $3 million into our Yellow Ribbon program, making your education more affordable.

ROTC Benefits

Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) is an elective curriculum, taken in addition to your regular college classes, that prepares you to become an officer in the U.S. Military. Scholarships are available that cover not only full tuition and fees, but money for books and a monthly tax-free stipend as well.

Students can take AFROTC classes at Yale University’s main campus in New Haven. The first-year and sophomore courses carry no military obligation and are open to all students. After a 40-year hiatus, Yale graduated its first Air Force ROTC class in 2016; one Quinnipiac student — Catherine Perrotti— was among the graduates. Today, approximately a dozen QU students are enrolled in the Yale AFROTC program; at least half of them have a full scholarship.

Contact Air Force ROTC Detachment 009’s Admissions at (203) 432-9431.

Visit the ROTC Website

Students can pursue a commission as an officer in the United States Regular Army, Army Reserve or Army National Guard by taking classes at the University of New Haven's campus in West Haven. No scholarships are available.

Learn more by contacting the Army ROTC Recruiting Office at 203-931-2998.

Veterans Benefits

Eligible veterans of the armed forces may qualify for educational benefits. We proudly participate in the "Yellow Ribbon Program." Part of the Post 9/11 GI-Bill®, this initiative provides funds for eligible veterans who served after September 10, 2001. The Office of Veteran and Military Affairs stands ready to help you navigate all federal veterans benefits available.

Yellow Ribbon Program

Various Amounts + Match | U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and Quinnipiac University

Military Benefit

Part of the Post 9/11 GI Bill®, this initiative provides funds for eligible veterans who served after September 10, 2001. At Quinnipiac, we do not limit the number of students who can receive Yellow Ribbon benefits or cap the amount of match funding.

Federal Military Tuition Assistance Program

Up to $4,500 | U.S. Department of Defense

Military Benefit

We’ve partnered with the Department of Defense to make sure that active duty members of the military on our campus can benefit from the Federal Military Tuition Assistance Program.

Dependents Education Assistance Program (DEAP) - Chapter 35

Various Amounts | U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

Military Benefit

This act authorizes educational benefits to dependents and survivors of disabled veterans or those who died of a service-connected cause, were a prisoner of war or missing in action.

Fry Scholarship

Various Amounts | U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

Military Benefit

The Marine Corps Gunnery Sergeant John David Fry Scholarship amends the Post-9/11 GI Bill® to include the dependents of service members who died in the line of duty after September 10, 2001.

Montgomery GI Bill® - Chapter 30

Various Amounts | U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

Military Benefit

This aid is available to those who entered active duty after June 30, 1985, and completed at least two years of continuous active service.

Reserve GI Bill® - Chapter 1606

Various Amounts | U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

Military Benefit

This bill is available to any person who enlists, re-enlists or extends an enlistment in the Selective Reserve for not less than six years.

Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment - Chapter 31

Various Amounts | U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

Military Benefit

These services, intended for disabled veterans, help with job training, resume development and other job-related skills.

Troops to Teachers

School of Education

With the Troops to Teachers program, you can support your education by using your current benefits such as the GI Bill or military tuition assistance. A significant portion of your tuition can also be covered by third-party scholarships, grants and other forms of financial assistance.

Pending Payment Compliance

In accordance with Title 38 US Code 3679(e), Quinnipiac University adopts the following additional provisions for any students using U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Post-9/11 G.I. Bill® (Ch. 33) or Vocational Rehabilitation & Employment (Ch. 31) benefits, while payment to the institution is pending from VA. Quinnipiac University will not:

  • Prevent the student’s enrollment;

  • Assess a late penalty fee to the student;

  • Require the student to secure alternative or additional funding;

  • Deny the student access to any resources (access to classes, libraries, or other institutional facilities).

However, to qualify for this provision, such students may be required to:

GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).

Other Financial Aid Opportunities

In addition to the benefits listed above, we encourage military families to file the FAFSA and consider other financial aid options.
Complete the FAFSA

Approximately 59% of students at Quinnipiac borrow one or more federal student loan. The U.S. Department of Education uses the Cohort Default Rate (CDR) as a measure of federal student loan repayment at post-secondary institutions. The CDR represents the percentage of borrowers who entered repayment at a point in time, then defaulted (failed to make payments) on their loan within a three year period. 

The last three official CDR for students entering repayment of their Federal Student Loans at Quinnipiac University are:

  • 2.6% for the 2017 fiscal year (national average for the same time period was 9.7%)

  • 2.3% for the 2018 fiscal year (national average for the same time period was 7.3%)

  • 1.2% for the 2019 fiscal year (national average for the same time period was 2.3%)

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