Q. What is Quinnipiac's Federal School Code?
Q. Does Quinnipiac require the CSS Profile Form or any additional applications?
The university has eliminated this form for all students beginning with the 2017/18 academic year. Students applying for aid for the fall 2016 or spring 2017 semesters are still required to complete this form.
Q. What are the early decision deadlines for admission and financial aid?
Students who apply early decision must have their admission applications filed by Nov. 1 and check the box indicating that they want to be considered for our early decision admissions process.
Q. How do I apply for merit scholarships at Quinnipiac?
There are no special applications to complete. The Admissions Office will review your credentials and determine your eligibility for merit aid at the time they are reviewing you for admission. In order to be considered a candidate for a merit scholarship at Quinnipiac, incoming freshmen must have a minimum combined score for the critical reading and math sections of the SAT of 1100 or higher (ACT score of 25 or higher) OR rank in the top 25% of their high school class or better. Students receiving an academic scholarship will be notified at the time of admission along with the terms and conditions required for renewal.
Q. Will Quinnipiac meet 100% of my need?
The financial aid office has a limited amount of resources to distribute as equitably as possible to all of our financial aid applicants. We meet a percentage of a student's need with grants and scholarships and add loans and work-study to cap off the package. Most families supplement their EFC and unmet need through a variety of resources such as PLUS loans, alternative loans or payment plans.
Q. Do I have to re-apply for financial aid every year?
Yes. Financial aid is not automatic and must be reapplied for each year. You can file your FAFSA anytime after Jan. 1, and our deadline to submit the FAFSA is March 1 (freshmen) and April 1 (returning students).
Q. Do I have to accept the full amount of the loan offered on my financial award letter?
No. You may accept part of the loan offered. Indicate the amount you wish to borrow on your financial award letter and replace it with the desired amount and check the ACCEPT line.
Q. May I borrow additional funds to cover my off-campus housing costs?
Yes. Students who need additional funds for off-campus housing can receive financial aid to cover these costs. However, it is important to note that landlords often require a security deposit, first-month's rent, etc. well before the start of the semester so students will need to make the appropriate arrangements prior to the receipt of their financial aid to secure their off-campus housing.
It is also important to note that financial aid is not credited to a student's account until the add/drop period of the semester has elapsed. After a student's registration status is confirmed, the financial aid and bursar's offices will work together to issue refund checks for these expenses once all University expenses are paid.