FAQ's

What is and isn't covered with the fixed-rate tuition?

What is covered with the fixed-rate tuition?
Tuition for each semester (fall and spring) will be billed at the same amount for all four years.

This includes:

  • Fall and Spring sequence of courses and numbers of credits as outlined in the program sheet
  • Tuition rate includes 115 undergraduate program credits and 46 MBA program credits earned at Quinnipiac
  • Flexibility in course sequencing provided credits don't exceed program limits (19 per fall or spring academic term, three per winter term, or seven per summer term)

What is not covered in the fixed-rate tuition?

  • Room and board fees (housing and meal plans are independent of program tuition)
  • Travel expenses to internships or international experiences
  • Tuition charges if the number of credits in a semester, summer or winter session are above the number of credits as allowed (19 per fall or spring academic term, three per winter term, or seven per summer term)
  • Course fees and lab fees (charges for specific courses or labs).
  • Books, laptop and personal expenses

Read the University administrative policy on the fixed-rate tuition.

Details on the internships and international experiences:

Internships and executive international trips are excellent ways to round out a student's resume for career planning and serve as proxies for work experience in the MBA program.

Students participating in the accelerated four-year BS/MBA program are expected to complete at least one internship and one international experience both during the undergraduate program and during the MBA program. Career Services will work with students towards appropriate undergraduate and MBA internship placement in summer year two and summer year three.

Undergraduate international experiences include:

  • semester abroad programs
  • short term international experiences as part of the QU 301 program
  • international internships
  • or other summer/winter international programs.

The Nicaragua Micro Loan experience is a popular option for students who do not wish to spend a full semester abroad. The Nicaragua Micro Loan experience in winter of year three includes ten days in Nicaragua working within a business consulting and microloan program in which both undergraduate and graduate business students participate.

The winter or summer year four international experience includes either participation in the graduate portion of the Nicaragua program (in January) or selection of one of several short term executive trips in the summer. Current trips are from eight to 12 days in the United Kingdom, Hungary, Germany, France or China. 

Travel expenses are not included in the fixed tuition charges.

Students who choose to study abroad for a full semester are responsible for the current full rate tuition during the semester while studying abroad. Students electing to study abroad will be invoiced at the standard study abroad term tuition in effect at the time of their travel.

Study abroad program fees include tuition and room only. Students are responsible for their own board (meal) plan. Also, certain study abroad destinations may exceed the standard Quinnipiac University study abroad tuition; if this situation arises, the incremental difference will be billed to the student.

Most study abroad destinations don't allow students to take more than 15 credits per term. Students without AP or transfer credits who study abroad must make up those missed credits by taking additional courses during the summer prior to or after the semester abroad, potentially at their own expense.

How will AP or other advanced standing affect my program of study?

Programs will be customized for students, depending on the number of credits of advanced standing/AP that they present for credit.  Students with several AP or other college level courses may be able to reduce the number of credits they take in any given semester, but this will not affect the fixed tuition. 

For more information about Quinnipiac's AP policies, please contact the Office of Admissions.

What GPA must a student maintain to remain in the program?

Students need to maintain a 3.0 GPA and complete a minimum of 39 credit hours at the end of each academic year to remain in the program. Students who fall below that GPA requirement will be given the fall semester to improve their grades. If the total GPA does not rise to a 3.0, students will be advised to move into the regular business program with current tuition/fees/room/board pricing.

In addition, students need to attain an overall GPA of 3.25 to begin the MBA sequence of courses in the third year and continue into the fourth year.

Will I have to take the GMAT in order to be in the MBA program?

The GMAT requirement will be waived for students in the accelerated four-year BS/MBA program.

If I need to repeat a course, what are the cost implications?

If the repeated course does not put you over the number of credits specified in the plan, there will be no extra charge. If the repeated course necessitates credits in excess of program allowances (for example, taking 20 credits in a semester or taking more than 115 total undergraduate credits), then there will be a charge for the extra credits.

Can you stay in the program beyond three years, not start the MBA, but still pay the fixed-rate tuition?

The fixed-rate tuition pricing will end after three years unless you move into the MBA program.

What is the 'cohort' housing option for the freshmen?

Incoming freshmen students in the accelerated four-year BS/MBA program may choose to be housed as a cohort in one residence hall with a dedicated study room for the first year. After the first year, students will be part of the general housing selection system.

What if I want to live in non-University housing?

Students enrolled in the accelerated four-year BS/MBA program must live in University housing to remain in the program.

What if I withdraw from the accelerated four-year BS/MBA program?

Students enrolled in the accelerated four-year BS/MBA program will be subject to the same refund policies in effect for undergraduate and graduate students. However, students who cease enrollment in the accelerated four-year BS/MBA program, voluntarily or involuntarily, shall immediately forfeit the benefits of the program's fixed rate tuition plan. As such, any current or pending charges will be adjusted to reflect the undergraduate and graduate pricing in effect at the time of the change in status. In addition, any courses taken in a future term after the change in status will be subject to the pricing in effect at that time.