Quinnipiac University

Entry-Level Dual-Degree BS in Health Science Studies / MHS in Physician Assistant (4+27 months) Tuition and Financial Aid

Dual-degree programs are designed to be an 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.

Undergraduate Billed Charges (Direct Costs)

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

Cost Amount
Tuition and Fees1 $51,790*
Room and Board (if living on campus) $16,760
Commuter Meal Plan (if living off campus) $440

1 Tuition and fees are subject to annual updates and assume student is taking 12-16 credits per semester. Credits taken in excess of 16 credits in a semester are billed at $1,130 per credit. Student fees cover the experiences and services that complement and support academics.

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

Undergraduate Possible Expenses (Indirect Costs)

Amounts listed for books, personal and transportation are estimated allowances that are not part of a student’s bill. Possible expenses, or 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 costs are 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 2022-23 academic year.

Miscellaneous Costs

The program offers the qualified pre-physician assistant student the opportunity to pursue a master’s degree in the physician assistant program at Quinnipiac. The program is divided into a four-year pre-professional component and a 27-month professional component. Following successful completion of the pre-professional component, students receive a Bachelor of Science in Health Science Studies.

The pre-professional component provides students with a well-rounded education and a strong focus in biological and health science studies. This very structured and organized undergraduate program not only prepares students for the rigors of the professional component of the program, but also introduces students to the role and responsibilities of physician assistants. The program addresses the need for medical experience by providing students with emergency medical technician (EMT) training as well as extensive time shadowing and mentoring with practicing physician assistants. EMT ride time and shadowing experiences take place at off-campus sites, generally within 50 miles of the Mount Carmel Campus. Students are responsible for transportation to and from all off-campus sites. In addition, students must meet specific program health requirements for participation in the shadowing experiences. Program costs associated with the preclinical affiliations and EMT course, including uniform, parking, certification exam, health requirements documentation, background check and additional program fees are the responsibility of the student.

Students should be aware that certain preclinical sites may require a criminal background check before a student is placed in the clinic or intern site. The university has procedures to assist students in obtaining such a background check. The cost of the background check is the responsibility of each individual student. All students are required to have a new or updated background check upon progression to the graduate physician assistant program.

How to Apply for Financial Aid


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


Review your financial aid offer notification

Offer notifications are prepared by the Financial Aid Office and are issued to students to explain the details of the financial aid offer, which may include grants, scholarships, federal student loans and work study.

Access the Financial Aid Self-Service Portal


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


Pay your balance

To cover a remaining balance due to the university, after financial aid has been applied against the invoice, families have the choice of establishing a semester payment plan and/or borrowing from the Federal Direct Parent PLUS loan or a variety of private lenders.

Learn more about tuition payment programs

Explore loan options

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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