Attorney Kristin Connors works with a group of Quinnipiac University School of Law first year students Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2015, during the School of Law's January Term which gives law students hands-on experience with practicing attorneys. (Autumn Driscoll/Quinnipiac University)

Financial Aid

Overview

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 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

Full-Time Budgets

Off-Campus Budget

Parents Home Budget

Tuition:

$47,910

$47,910

Fees:

$895

$895

Books:

$1,200

$1,200

Living Allowance:

$15,278

$10,231

Transportation:

$3,354

$2,246

Loan Fees:

$208

$208

Total:

$68,845

$62,690

Part-Time Budgets

Off-Campus Budget

Parents Home Budget

Tuition:

$33,500

$33,500

Fees:

$895

$895

Books:

$1,000

$1,000

Living allowance:

$15,278

$10,231

Transportation:

$3,354

$2,246

Loan fees:

$208

$208

Total budget:

$54,235

$48,080

These costs reflect 2017-18 charges. The full-time budget is based on a flat rate for 12-15 credits per semester ($23,955 per semester). The part-time budget is based on an average of 10 credits per semester at $1,675 per credit ($16,750 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.

Financial Aid for Summer

Students who wish to study during the summer period may apply for financial assistance to take classes at Quinnipiac University and study abroad at an ABA-approved law school.

Eligibility for Aid: Summer financial aid is processed separately from the academic year's financial aid. Students who wish to enroll during the summer must be registered for a minimum of six credits to be considered for Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loans or Federal Direct Graduate PLUS Loans.

Types of Aid Available: The primary source of assistance for summer study is in the form of Federal Direct Unsubsidized, Federal Direct Graduate PLUS, and private educational loans. The application process for student loans is the same as during the academic year. Please be advised that the maximum Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loan per academic year is $20,500. Therefore, if you choose to borrow a portion of your Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loan during the summer, your eligibility for the fall and spring semesters will be reduced.

Application Procedures for Summer Financial Aid:

  • Before applying for Financial Aid for the summer session, check with the Office of Financial Aid to determine if you have borrowed the maximum amount of federal and/or private loans allowed for the current academic year.
  • If you wish to apply for a Federal Direct Unsubsidized or Federal Direct Graduate PLUS Loan, you must complete the Financial Aid Application Process. In addition, you must be in compliance with the Standards of Satisfactory Academic Progress, as defined by the School of Law.
  • Register for summer classes at the earliest opportunity. Summer assistance will not be offered, regardless of receipt date of application materials, until you are registered. Changes in enrollment may affect your eligibility for aid.
  • Complete the Summer Financial Aid Form below and submit it to our office.
  • Complete loan applications after registration is completed. Reminder: Federal Direct Graduate PLUS and private education loans are based on your current credit history and/or credit score. Funds will be disbursed at the start of the summer term.

Contact Us

We love to help students figure out the best way to pay for their education. Give us a call, send us a note or come visit, and we'll find the answer to your question together.

In person
School of Law Center, SLE Room 113
370 Bassett Road
North Haven, Connecticut 06473

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

Staff

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

Phone
203-582-3405 or 800-462-1944

Fax
203-582-3667

Email
lawfinaid@qu.edu

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