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CSS Profile All students interested in applying for institutional grant aid
Complete the CSS Profile Form after Oct. 1


FAFSA-All students
Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) after Jan. 1


Award Letter
Review award letter online and submit it electronically to our office.


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New borrowers must complete their entrance interview and master promissory note


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Students and parents can apply for a PLUS loan, alternative loan or payment plan
Quinnipiac School Codes:
Profile Code: 3712
FAFSA: 001402

The Quinnipiac University Financial Aid Office works with all applicants to assure that they receive the maximum state and federal aid for which they are eligible. In addition, the Office seeks to coordinate institutional aid resources to make a Quinnipiac education affordable. Over 80 percent of the student body receives financial aid through a combination of grants, scholarships, student loans, and on-campus jobs.

The University offers approximately 1,000 merit-based scholarships to incoming freshmen (admission application deadline Feb. 1) for which no financial need is required. There are no special applications to be considered for merit aid and qualified students are notified of their award in their letter of acceptance.

To be considered for institutional grant aid, all students (includes accelerated nursing and transfer students) must file the CSS Profile Form annually which can be completed online.  Quinnipiac University's CSS Code is: 3712. The CSS Profile will determine a student's eligibility for institutional need-based grant aid and has no impact on eligibility for institutional scholarships or federal aid.

All students interested in applying for financial aid are required to file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) which can be completed online at: www.fafsa.gov. Quinnipiac University's FAFSA Code is: 001402. All incoming students must have their FAFSA and Profile "date stamped" by the appropriate processor by March 1 and all returning students must have their FAFSA date stamped by April 1 in order to be given full consideration for financial aid.

If you have any questions, please feel free to call us at 203-582-8750, 800-462-1944, e-mail us at: finaid@quinnipiac.edu, fax us at 203-582-4060 or visit our office which is located on the first floor of the Echlin Center.

    Application Deadlines
    Early Decision Applicants: December 1
    Students who are filing "early decision" for admissions should have their CSS Profile completed on or before December 1 in order to be evaluated for financial aid. Early Decision award letters will go out in late December. Students filing their CSS Profile after the December 1st deadline will be awarded aid in the order applications are received. Early decision applicants are NOT required to file the CSS Profile if they are not interested in applying for institutional need-based grant aid. After January 1st, all early decision applicants will need to complete their FAFSA form in order for federal aid to be processed.

    Freshmen and Transfer Students: March 1 
    Award letters are generated in the order that the CSS Profile and FAFSA are received and we will begin awarding students on a rolling basis beginning in late January. All applicants who meet the March 1st deadline should receive their initial award letter no later than April 1. The CSS Profile and FAFSA forms are NOT required to receive an academic scholarship.

    Returning Students: April 1 
    Award letters are generated in the order that FAFSAs are received, on a rolling basis, beginning in late May after final grades are posted. All on-time applicants, whose files are complete and processed by our office should receive their award letter no later than June 30. Incomplete files will be processed throughout the summer.

    While we welcome late applications, funding availability is tentative after the prescribed deadlines.


    To review your financial aid award, please click on the icon below