Quinnipiac seeks to assist each of its students and his or her parents to receive the maximum federal, state and institutional financial aid for which they are eligible. Institutional financial aid is available to full-time undergraduate students demonstrating eligibility according to Quinnipiac application procedures and funding policies. Aid is provided as a “package” which may include grants, scholarships, campus employment (Work Study), and loans. It is the goal of Quinnipiac to coordinate aid eligibility so that a Quinnipiac education is within the means of each student and his or her family.
Quinnipiac’s financial aid policy is built on the principle of supplementing student and family contributions toward the cost of attending college. This principle is rooted in the belief that primary responsibility for meeting college costs rests with the student and the family. Financial aid eligibility, therefore, is measured between the cost of attending Quinnipiac and the reasonable support expected from student earnings and savings and from family income, assets and resources. To help Quinnipiac stretch its funds to assist as many students as possible, financial aid applicants are expected to explore all sources of external support for which they might qualify. Check your high school, community and other affiliations for opportunities.
Students should apply for financial aid by filing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by March 1. All currently attending students who wish to apply for or renew their aid must file the FAFSA for renewal prior to April 1. Detailed information and links to both forms can be found on the website. All financial aid applicants are required to meet Quinnipiac’s standards for satisfactory academic progress for financial aid recipients and applicants. The policy is available here, and is also published in the Student Handbook and is available online and from the Office of Financial Aid.
A variety of academic scholarships are awarded at the time of entry and are renewable. The value of most academic scholarships ranges from $6,500-$25,000 per year. Consideration for all scholarships is given to students who have provided all application materials by Feb. 1. Visit the website for current academic scholarship award information as well as the criteria for renewal.
Quinnipiac University accepts all U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Education and Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment (VR&E) benefits available to eligible veterans and dependents. In addition, Quinnipiac is a proud participant of the Yellow Ribbon program. Any student eligible and electing to utilize VA education benefits should apply for a Certificate of Eligibility (COE) via the VA Online Application (VONAPP) website. The COE must be submitted to Quinnipiac’s director of veteran and military affairs prior to the start of classes. For more information or questions concerning VA benefits, contact 203-582-8867 or visit the website.
Military Tuition Assistance (TA)
Quinnipiac University has recently partnered with the Department of Defense via a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), which provides eligible active and reserve military members the opportunity to receive TA from their respective service. To find out eligibility requirements, service members must visit their military installations’ college office or visit their command career counselor.