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Admissions and Financial Aid

What will you represent?

Admission to the School of Law is highly selective. We pride ourselves on graduating successful, competitive lawyers who champion professionalism, equity and diverse perspectives in the practice of law. Applying to law school can be overwhelming. Admissions representatives will do all they can to make the process as straightforward as possible.

 

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Changing the law

In the Civil Justice Clinic, Kara Moreau ’16 worked on behalf of death-row inmates awaiting repeal of their death sentences. In August 2015, the Connecticut Supreme Court cited Quinnipiac law students' work in its 92-page landmark decision striking down the state’s death penalty.

Overview

Quinnipiac University School of Law first year student Gabriella Martin poses a question during a panel discussion Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2015, at the School of Law during the school's January Term which gives law students hands-on experience with practicing attorneys. (Autumn Driscoll/Quinnipiac University)

Gabriella Martin ’18

Quinnipiac University School of Law student Gabriella Martin ’18 poses a question during a panel discussion at the School of Law during the school's January Term which gives law students hands-on experience with practicing attorneys.

Class Profile

Class Profile

Applications


  • Total applicants – 710
  • First-year students enrolled – 92
  • Total JD students enrolled – 280

Composition


  • Female – 55% 
  • Male – 45%
  • Students of color – 25%
  • Average age – 25

GPA and LSAT of Admitted 1Ls


  • Median GPA – 3.4
  • Median LSAT – 152
  • 25th - 75th GPA – 3.09 / 3.67
  • 25th - 75th LSAT – 149 / 155

Application Materials

Successful lawyers must display a range of unique skills and talents. As such, we take a holistic approach in our selection process. We weigh your undergraduate record, any advanced degrees you may have earned, and your LSAT scores. We also ask that you send us a copy of your resume, at least two letters of recommendation and a personal statement covering your motivation for pursuing a legal education. 

All first-year students must submit their materials using the Credential Assembly Service (CAS) application. Applications are considered on a rolling basis, though should be submitted by March 1 for fall admission and scholarship consideration.

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The most important factors considered


  • Undergraduate scholastic record
  • Law School Admission Test scores

Other factors we weigh


  • Applicant's personal statement
  • Letters of recommendation
  • Advanced degrees
  • Life and work experience
  • Extracurricular activities
  • Applicant’s ability to enhance the diversity of perspectives represented in our student body

Visit Us

We are happy to welcome you to one of our events or an academic year campus visit. You will learn about our programs, meet members of the School of Law community and tour our beautiful School of Law Center.

Prospective student open house

Join us for informative sessions and lively discussions about Quinnipiac School of Law, the admissions process, financial aid and career development. Our open house features a Q&A panel with faculty and current students, a mock class and the opportunity to tour our Law Center. The next open house will take place on January 21, 2017.

Admitted student open house

Students who have been accepted into the School of Law are invited to attend one of our Admitted Student Open House programs to get an in-depth look at what it is like to study law at Quinnipiac. You will hear students' perspectives on law school, attend a mock class, meet professors and speak with key administrators on topics such as financial aid, course offerings, clinics, externships and housing.

These events are generally held in March.

Campus visits

If you are unable to attend one of our programs, a campus visit is a great way to get a firsthand look at our outstanding facilities. Let us know you're coming and we will prepare a special welcome — arranging for you to attend a class (when classes are in session) and meet with members of the admissions staff and current students.

Tuition and Aid

The staff in the Office of Financial Aid at the Quinnipiac University School of Law realizes that financing a legal education is an expensive endeavor. With that in mind, we are committed to helping you find the resources necessary to complete your legal education, regardless of your personal financial situation. Financial aid is available through scholarships, grants, loans and work-study.

We will address any questions or concerns and make sure you have a clear understanding of how the financial aid process will work throughout your enrollment here. In addition to helping you apply for loans and other assistance, we also offer guidance on personal budgeting, debt management and student loan repayment.

Applying for financial aid


Step 1

Eligibility


Check your eligibility for federal student aid. In addition, to receive federal financial aid at Quinnipiac University School of Law, you must:
 
  • Federal income tax return
  • W-2 form
  • Records of untaxed benefits received
  • Current bank statements
  • Records of other savings and investments, such as stocks, bonds and mutual funds

Step 2

Documents


Review the pre-application worksheet, which will help familiarize you with the required information on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid web application. 
 
Then gather documents showing your finances:
 
  • Federal income tax return
  • W-2 form
  • Records of untaxed benefits received
  • Current bank statements
  • Records of other savings and investments, such as stocks, bonds and mutual funds

Step 3

Complete and Submit


Complete and submit your FAFSA application. To allow adequate time for processing, you should file your FAFSA as soon as possible after October 1. First-time applicants will need to create a FSA ID.
 
Use the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) data transfer for accuracy and to avoid additional steps. 
 
Be sure to indicate these details to prevent a delay in processing:
  • The federal school code for Quinnipiac University School of Law — 001402
  • Your housing plans
A FAFSA must be completed and submitted each year.

Costs

Off-Campus Budget (Full-Time)

Tuition:

$47,190

Fees:

$895

Books:

$1,200

Living allowance:

$15,136

Transportation:

$3,322

Loan fees:

$208

Total budget:

$67,951

Off-Campus Budget (Part-Time)

Tuition:

$33,000

Fees:

$895

Books:

$1,000

Living allowance:

$15,136

Transportation:

$3,322

Loan fees:

$208

Total budget:

$53,561

Parents Home Budget (Full-Time)

Tuition:

$47,190

Fees:

$895

Books:

$1,200

Living allowance:

$10,144

Transportation:

$2,227

Loan fees:

$208

Total budget:

$61,864

Parents Home Budget (Part-Time)

Tuition:

$33,000

Fees:

$895

Books:

$1,000

Living allowance:

$10,144

Transportation:

$2,227

Loan fees:

$208

Total budget:

$47,474

These costs reflect 2016 charges. The full-time budget is based on a flat rate for 12-15 credits per semester ($23,595 per semester). The part-time budget is based on an average of 10 credits per semester at $1,650 per credit ($16,500 per semester). Tuition and fees are subject to change.

Scholarship Information


Applicants applying to the Quinnipiac Law School program are automatically considered for merit-based scholarships during the admissions process. Students whose admissions qualifications demonstrate a potential for superior academic performance in law school will receive scholarship notification with their acceptance letter from the Office of Admissions.

Scholarships Retention Data

Students Matriculating in

# Entering with Conditional Scholarships

# Whose Conditional Scholarships Have Since Been Reduced or Eliminated

2015 

61

20 (10 reduced / 10 eliminated)

2014

80

33 (19 reduced / 14 eliminated)

2013

66

22 (10 reduced / 12 eliminated)

Loans


We recognize that many of you rely on a variety of resources, such as loans, to assist with paying for your law education. As you consider the available loan options, keep in mind that some loans are costlier than others. We recommend that you consider federal loans first as they offer a fixed interest rate and generally have the best terms and conditions. See more loan options on our loan information page.

Contact Information


In Person:
School of Law Center, SLE - 113
370 Bassett Road
North Haven, Connecticut 06473

Office of Financial Aid Hours
Monday through Friday
9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

By Mail:

Quinnipiac University School of Law LW-FIN
Office of Financial Aid
275 Mount Carmel Avenue
Hamden, Connecticut 06518-1948

By Phone:
Tel: 203-582-3405 or 800-462-1944
Fax: 203-582-3667

By email:
lawfinaid@qu.edu

Financial Aid Staff
Odette G. Franceskino, director of financial aid, odette.franceskino@qu.edu 
Denise Benson, financial aid assistant, denise.benson@qu.edu

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