Tuition and Fees

Summary of Undergraduate Charges

Tuition and Fees for 2017–18

Fee Cost
Full-time undergraduate students taking 12–16 credits per semester $46,100 per year ($23,050 per semester)
More than 16 credits or fewer than 12 credits $1,020 per credit
Technology Fee: Full-time students $680 per year

A number of undergraduate health science and engineering programs generally require students to take more than the traditional 12–16 credits. For more information about tuition and fees for these specialized programs, please visit the academic website of the respective school.

For tuition and fees associated with graduate programs, School of Law, School of Medicine, QU Online or the Business Four-Year BS/MBA program, please visit the respective websites below:

Graduate Tuition and Financial Aid

School of Law Financial Aid

School of Medicine Financial Aid

QU Online

Accelerated Four-Year BS/MBA

Miscellaneous expenses (books, travel and personal) average $1,400 per year.

The university offers a variety of payment plans to help you meet your educational expenses. These plans are available for the fall and spring terms, both on an annual and semester basis. Please note that payment plans are not available for the summer terms. The payment plan is not a loan program, and there are no interest or finance charges. The only initial cost to you is a small, nonrefundable enrollment fee per agreement.

Families are encouraged to enroll online at the Bursar's website. Once you have set up your account through this secure website, you can authorize your monthly payments to be electronically sent from your checking, savings or credit card account.

Resident Fee (Room and Board)

The resident fee (room and board) is an all-inclusive fee for students living in on-campus housing. The resident fee for students living in a standard room is $14,190 per year. The resident fee for students living in a standard room with a kitchen is $14,910. The resident fee for students living in a single with a kitchen is $17,150 per year. The resident fee for students living in off-campus houses and Whitney Village is $15,360 per year. The resident fee for students living in The Flats ranges from $17,240 to $20,350

All costs are based on the 2017–18 figures. The Office of Undergraduate Admissions and the Quinnipiac University website can supply financial information.

Quinnipiac requires that all students obtain a university ID card, known as the QCard. Various accounts are associated with the QCard, chiefly the required dining service and QCash.

Quinnipiac requires resident students to subscribe to the Dining Plan. The Dining Plan operates as a prepaid debit account into which students are allocated a specified amount of money as part of their resident room and board fee.   The cards can be used to make purchases in the dining locations on each of Quinnipiac’s three campuses. All full-time, undergraduate resident students must subscribe to the Base Dining Experience, which includes $1,600 points per semester.  At the time of residence hall selection, students will default to a room and board charge that includes an additional $100 meal points per semester. Students will have the option to keep the default, downgrade to the Base Plan noted above or upgrade to a plan that includes even more meal points. The Commuter Meal Plan applies to all full-time undergraduates not living in an on-campus residence hall and all students living in Whitney Village and Quinnipiac-owned off-campus housing, as well as, all full-time graduate students including all law students and medical students in years one and two. The Commuter Meal Plan excludes students who are away for Study Abroad, on Clinical Affiliations or who are Student Teaching. Any unused balance from the fall semester may be carried over to the spring (provided that the student is enrolled for the spring semester), but no carryover is permitted from spring to the following fall.

Quinnipiac also offers QCash, a prepaid debit account that can be used to make a variety of cashless purchases. QCash can be used at the campus post office, the bookstore, the dining areas on all three campuses, and for copy, laundry and vending machines. It also is accepted at many popular off-campus business establishments and restaurants. Students may open an account with a deposit of any amount; additional deposits may be made as needed throughout the semester. Balances are carried forward from semester to semester so long as the student is enrolled at Quinnipiac. Refunds of unused QCash are made upon a student’s graduation (upon request) or withdrawal from the university.

Please visit the Quinnipiac website to find out more information about the QCard.

University Laptop Program

All incoming students are expected to have a laptop that meets academic requirements and technical standards. Quinnipiac has a laptop program that is both cost effective and well supported. See the Student Resources and Services section for more information on the program.