Additional Resources

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If you've completed your FAFSA, and received your award letter, then you have been offered all of the financial aid for which you qualify. In most cases, there will be remaining unmet educational costs to cover. Listed below are additional resources families may want to explore to help cover these costs.

We are available to answer your questions. Please contact us any time.

FAFSA

All students are encouraged to complete a FAFSA in order to apply for all of the grants, loans and work-study programs available. It is important to complete this form, even if you think you won't qualify, especially for those seeking federal loan assistance.

Quinnipiac's Federal School Code is 001402.

Loans

Federal Student Loans


Each qualified FAFSA filer is eligible for an annual $2,000 Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loan supplement. If a parent is denied a Federal PLUS Loan (see below), the student can receive an additional $4,000 in unsubsidized loan funds.

Federal Parent Loan


These loans are available to creditworthy parents of dependent, undergraduate students. Parents can apply for loan amounts up to the difference that financial aid does not cover. Parent loan payments typically begin 60 days after the loan is fully disbursed and are payable over a 10-year period.

Private Loans


Additional student loan money is available for students who have a creditworthy co-signer. Interest rates will vary based upon a variety of criteria. If a parent is unable to co-sign, most private loans will allow another co-signer such as a grandparent, aunt, uncle or family friend.

Interest-Free Payment Plan

Students or parents may pay their annual balance, interest-free, over a 10-month period. Ten-month payment plans begin on May 1, but families may subscribe after this date by making retroactive payments. To enroll or find out more, please contact the Bursar's office.  

Employment and Stipends

Student employment


Many students work over the summer to help pay for books, fees and other college expenses. Don't forget that you will need spending money throughout the year so it is important to plan accordingly. There are also a number of jobs available to those students who are awarded federal work study and a limited number of opportunities for students who want to work but were not awarded work-study. Job listings are posted on MyQ after July 1. To search for a job, visit the link below (requires MyQ access).

Student government and leadership stipends


There are a select number of student government and leaderships stipends available for those serving in various positions on campus.

Resident Assistants (RA) stipend


Full room and board stipends are available for upperclassmen who are hired to become an RA for the year. To learn more about being an RA, visit the link below (requires MyQ access).

Other Benefits

Quinnipiac multiple siblings award


These awards are available to full-time undergraduate students who have a sibling concurrently enrolled as a full-time undergraduate student at Quinnipiac. Please notify the financial aid office if you qualify so these funds can be properly applied to your account.

Educational savings and tax credits


There are a variety of educational savings plans and tax credits designed to help families save for college while also gaining tax benefits. Tax credits, deductions and savings plans can help taxpayers with their expenses for higher education. Families must meet specific eligibility criteria to qualify.  

Veterans Affairs benefits


Eligible veterans of the armed forces may qualify for educational benefits.

Employer benefits


Your employer may provide opportunities for receiving educational benefits for you, your spouse or dependent children. Visit the human resources office at your current place of employment for details.

Tuition exchange benefits


If you work at a college or university, you also may qualify for tuition exchange benefits.