Quinnipiac University

Dual-Degree BS in Biology/MS in Molecular and Cell Biology (4+1) Tuition and Financial Aid

Dual-degree programs are designed to be the most efficient way to complete both your undergraduate and graduate degrees, but we understand that college is still a big investment. That’s why we’re committed to helping you make your Quinnipiac education affordable. Whether it’s through grants, scholarships, loans or a job, we’ll help you explore every option and help you make a plan that works for you.

Costs and Budgets

You’ll work with our undergraduate admissions and financial aid team as you apply to Quinnipiac and complete your bachelor’s degree. When it’s time to enroll in your graduate program, you’ll work closely with the graduate financial aid office.

Direct Undergraduate Costs

Direct costs are expenses for which you receive a billing statement from the Quinnipiac Office of Student Accounts such as tuition, student fees, university/technology fees, accident insurance, health insurance and other applicable fees.

Cost or Fee Rate
Tuition and Fees1 $51,270*
Room and Board (if living on campus) $16,160
Commuter Meal Plan (if living off campus) $430

1 Tuition and fees are subject to annual updates and assumes student is taking 12-16 credits per semester. Credits taken in excess of 16 credits in a semester are billed at $1,115 per credit.

*Estimate of annual costs per year, for a typical 4 years of undergraduate studies.

Indirect Undergraduate Costs

Indirect costs are expenses that you may incur but for which you do not receive a billing statement such as average for books, supplies, transportation, and miscellaneous expenses and off-campus living expenses. These estimates are for educational expenses and are, therefore, used when calculating financial aid eligibility.

Item Rate
Books and supplies $800
Personal $1,200
Transportation $800 (if living on campus)
$1,300 (if living off campus)
Room and board allowance $1,800 (if at home with parent)
$15,260 (if living off campus)

All figures are based on current allowances for the 2021-22 academic year.

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

At the end of January, offer notifications are prepared. In your notification, we will explain the details of your financial aid package, which can 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

Students and parents can apply for a PLUS loan, private loan or payment plan to cover costs not met by financial aid.

To cover a remaining balance, families have the choice of establishing a payment plan and/or borrowing from a variety of lenders.

Explore loan options

Learn more about tuition payment programs

Net Price Calculator

Use the Net Price Calculator to understand what you might pay
You may be surprised to know that nationwide — for students attending private, four-year colleges — the average family can pay much less than the college’s published price. The Net Price Calculator is the ideal tool to help full-time, incoming first-year students estimate what the annual cost* would be to attend Quinnipiac.

Net Price Calculator

*In assessing a family's Expected Family Contribution (EFC), the university requires just the FAFSA form. Families that know their federal EFC can enter these figures into the calculator when prompted. For those who have not yet completed the FAFSA, you will need to have estimated income, tax and asset data available for the calculator to provide you with an estimation of your eligibility for grants, scholarships, loans and work-study programs.

It is important to note that the Net Price Calculator is only designed to provide estimates for full-time, first-year undergraduate students.

The receipt of additional assistance such as athletic scholarships, employee benefits, Tuition Exchange grants, veterans benefits, outside scholarships, etc., may affect the estimated aid being calculated. Please contact our office if you qualify for aid outside of the resources being provided in the calculator.

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