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Admissions and Financial Aid

Key Dates

December 31

Secondary American Medical College Application Service Deadline

Sara Rahman (Class of 2018) and SP Paul Dufour

Capable, adaptable leaders

Twenty-first century medicine is highly integrated and rapidly evolving. Become the kind of physician who embraces challenge, and the chance to make a difference.

Discover what makes our programs so exciting

Founded in 2010, our school is intentionally designed to prepare the capable, compassionate primary care physicians our nation will desperately need in the coming decades. Importantly, our faculty is a teaching faculty, devoted to your education and to your success.

On campus, you’ll find a remarkably caring community, surrounded by passionate medical students as well as students in nursing and other health sciences. They will challenge you and support you. They will become professional colleagues and lifelong friends.

We welcome you to take the next step toward learning more about us — and becoming the kind of doctor you want to become.


Visit us

The School of Medicine periodically hosts information sessions, tours and open houses on the North Haven Campus. The next information session will be held on June 10, 2017.

By the Numbers

By the Numbers

7,516 / 90

Applications / Size of Entering Class


Average Age

32 / 511

MCAT Score (mean)

Class Profile

Quinnipiac Students Alexa Lee, Dipesh Patel and Nicole Bahrami  with Jose Castro- a patient at the Bobcat Community Clinic at Quinnipiac University, medical clinic, Saturday, Feb 27, 2016, at the Americares Free Clinic- 115 Highland Ave, Bridgeport, CT.

Class Profile

Class Profile

Class of 2020

Class of 2019

Class of 2018

AMCAS applications received




Applicants invited for an interview




Class size





44 (48%)

29 (32%)

41 (46%)


46 (51%)

62 (68%)

49 (54%)

Underrepresented in medicine

15 (16%)

9 (10%)

3 (3%)

Age (mean)




MCAT score (mean)

32.0 / 511 and 3.6

32.5 and 3.6

31.1 and 3.6

Total GPA




Biology, chemistry, physics, math GPA (mean)




Highest degree earned:


55 (61%)

57 (63%)

62 (69%)


23 (26%)

23 (25%)

15 (16%)


12 (13%)

11 (12%)

13 (14%)

Undergraduate colleges represented




Geographic Distribution

20 States

19 states

17 States 

Academic Requirements

General Biology

2 Semesters (with labs)

General Chemistry

2 Semesters (with labs)

Organic Chemistry

2 Semesters (with labs)

General Physics

2 Semesters 

College English / Writing Intensive

2 Semesters 

College Math or Statistics

2 Semesters (college algebra or above)

Candidates must have a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university or an international equivalent degree. Two semesters of the prerequisite courses must be completed prior to matriculation. Upper-level courses and AP credit may be used to satisfy basic requirements when applicable.

Applicants must complete a minimum of 32 semester hours of the prerequisites in biology, chemistry and physics from an accredited college/university in the United States or Canada. Online courses are not considered.

The School of Medicine currently does not accept transfer students for entrance into any year. 

Course work recommended, but not required, includes biochemistry, natural sciences, human physiology, genetics and cell biology, psychology, sociology, ethics, health policy, foreign language, humanities, communications or computer literacy.

The School of Medicine follows the AAMC general guidelines, and requires only the college courses listed above.

Tuition and Financial Aid

At the Frank H. Netter MD School of Medicine, we recognize that financing your medical education is a significant undertaking. The financial aid office will work with accepted students to help obtain funding and guide them through the procedures to apply for scholarships, grants, and federal and private student loans. Personal budgeting, debt management and student loan repayment counseling are also available. 

We are committed to selecting the best students possible to meet our mission, independent of their financial situation. The school will award academic, need-based and merit scholarships up to full tuition with special consideration given to individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds and students interested in primary care. In addition, foundation scholarships will be awarded annually.

Tuition and Financial Aid

Off Campus Budget

Parent's Home Budget







Computer + Supplies



Medical Equipment (Diagnostic Kit + Blood Pressure Cuff)



Living Allowance






Loan Fees






Apply for Financial Aid in Five Easy Steps

1. FAFSA Application

Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) after Oct 1.  Parental information is required for consideration of need based funding. The first step in applying for financial aid is completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) which becomes available on Oct 1.   We recommend utilizing the IRS data retrieval tool (within the FAFSA) to expedite the process. Students who wish to be considered for institutional need based funding must include parental financial information when completing the FAFSA.  Students who exclude parental information will be considered for federal loans only. Our federal school code is 001402    

2. Complete the Merit Scholarship Application

To be considered for institutional merit funding, students will also need to complete a separate merit application which will become available after Jan 1.   More details on the Merit scholarship applications are listed below.     

3. Award Letter

Review award letter online and submit it electronically to our office. Once your FAFSA results are processed by the financial aid office, you will receive an email indicating your award letter is ready.  The electronic award letter will specify the types of financial aid and amounts for which you are eligible.  You will be prompted to log into self service to accept your awards.  Once logged in, you will need to accept/decline each individual fund when prompted and electronically sign your award letter.  By submitting your electronic award, you are acknowledging your financial aid award and agreeing to abide by all of the terms and conditions set forth.

4. Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loan

In order for any Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loan to be disbursed, students will need to:

  • Have electronically accepted the Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loan award (see previous ;Step 3: Award Letter)
  • Complete online or electronic entrance counseling
  • Have completed the Federal Master Promissory Note 

Once we have received these three completed requirements, your Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loan will be pre-credited to your billing account.  As long as your financial aid file is complete, your Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loan will then be disbursed at the beginning of the fall and spring terms.

5. Balance Due

Once your aid has been processed and your loan deducted from your tuition and fees bill, you may be left with an outstanding balance due which can be paid through a Graduate PLUS Loan, alternative financing or a University payment plans

Merit Scholarships and Fellowship

Scholarships and Fellowships

Academic Excellence Scholarship

Purpose: To support a matriculating medical student who has demonstrated exceptional academic performance and possess strong qualities of motivation and integrity. 2 year scholarship up to $25,000 per year

Dr. Bruce M. Koeppen - Founding Dean Scholarship

Purpose: To support a medical student who has achieved excellence in spite of educational or economic hardships
2 year scholarship up to $25,000 per year

Commitment to Community Service (CCS) Scholarship

Purpose: To support a medical student who has demonstrated academic excellence and a passion for serving others, non-traditional communities or communities in need of additional assistance. 2 year scholarship up to $25,000 per year

First Generation College Graduate Scholarship

Purpose: To support a medical student who is a first generation college graduate that has demonstrated academic excellence and commitment to community service. 2 year scholarship up to $25,000 per year

Health Care Shortage Scholarship

Purpose: To support and nurture the interest of a medical student who would like to pursue a career in areas that are medically underserved as defined by the U.S. Department Health and Human Services (HRSA).  Medically Underserved Areas/Populations are areas or populations designated by HRSA as having: too few primary care providers, high infant mortality, high poverty and/or high elderly population. 2 year scholarship up to $25,000 per year

Leadership Scholarship

Purpose: To support those who will become leaders in health care and have demonstrated an exceptional level of leadership either at their undergraduate/graduate institutions and or in their communities. The scholarships will be awarded to those who have demonstrated a commitment and talent for leadership as well as academic excellence and financial need. 2 year scholarship up to $25,000 per year

Primary Care Scholarship

Purpose: To support the interest of a medical student who wishes to pursue a career in primary care (pediatrics, family medicine, or general internal medicine) and have demonstrated academic excellence. 2 year scholarship up to $25,000 per year.

Quinnipiac Alumni Scholarship

Purpose: To support a medical student who received a bachelor's degree from Quinnipiac University and had been involved in significant extracurricular, leadership or service during their undergraduate years. 2 year scholarship up to $25,000 per year

Primary Care Fellowship Program

The Primary Care Fellows Program provides a grant up to the cost of tuition and fees a year (for four years) to 1 incoming student who wishes to pursue a career in primary care (pediatrics, family medicine, or general internal medicine).

Loan Information

We recognize that students may need to rely on a variety of resources to assist them in paying for their educational expenses. As you consider the educational loans available from each program, be sure to keep inmind that some loans are more expensive than others. Generally, federal loans should be used first as they provide the best terms, conditions, benefits, have a fixed interest rate. Alternative loans should generally be used once other options have been exhausted as they may have higher interest rates, less favorable terms and conditions and often have more strict qualifying credit criteria.

Important Information

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