Federal CARES Act Funding (Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund Reporting)

The recently enacted Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act, which was passed by Congress and signed into law, provides funding to colleges and universities through the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF). The University will utilize no less than 50% of the funding received under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act to provide Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students. 

Pursuant to the Certification and Agreement signed by Quinnipiac University and submitted to the US Department of Education, the University is eligible to receive up to $2,672,600 in HEERF Student Share Grant Funds. This include the University's first 30-day progress report, as well as periodic updates for students. Addtional reports will be provided every 45 days. 

HEERF Funds Distribution

This is the University’s first 30-day progress report and presents information as of June 3, 2020. Additional reports will be provided every 45 days.


Total # of students eligible to receive HEERF Financial Aid Grant

Total # of students who have received HEERF Financial Aid Grant

Total amount of HEERF funds awarded

June 3, 2020




June 18, 2020




July 6, 2020




July 15, 2020




July 18, 2020




August 3, 2020

4, 252



August 31, 2020




October 16, 2020




Quinnipiac University developed a methodology to award funds in a manner that prioritizes students with the greatest demonstrated financial need and ensures that funds are distributed as widely as possible to students impacted by the campus disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. All eligible students who submit a completed application by July 30, 2020 will be considered for funding. Funding will be prioritized based on the amount of eligible expenses and the student's Estimated Family Contribution (EFC) from the FAFSA. 

In addition to the application, students must meet the following eligibility criteria:

  • were enrolled at least half-time in a degree program as of March 13, 2020 (Undergraduate, Graduate, Law or Medicine);
  • were not enrolled exclusively in an online program as of March 13, 2020;
  • filed a FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid), which was accepted by Quinnipiac, for 2019/2020 or 2020/2021. Note: students may still file the FAFSA now if it was not previoiusly completed;
  • are U.S. citizens, permanent residents, or eligible non-citizens
  • are making Satisfactory Academic Progress, as defined by the student's program

We invite eligible students to apply for consideration before July 30, 2020. Funds will continue to be awarded after that date if they have not been spent.  


Student Care Fund

Student Care Fund

Quinnipiac is committed to providing support to our students who are facing unexpected financial hardship. The university is collecting money for students struggling with unexpected expenses — including housing, food, resources for remote learning, storage, medical, travel, and loss of income from their on- or off-campus jobs or work-study positions. 

The application process for the Student Care Fund is now closed. Please know, our philanthropic efforts to support student need continues to be a priority for us and we are committed to helping our students as best we can.

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COVID-19 appeal form

COVID-19 appeal form

We understand COVID-19 has created unusual circumstances and financial hardship for many of our families. Please complete a COVID-19 appeal form to help us understand your current situation.