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Quinnipiac Tuition Information

In 2021, tuition for full-time Quinnipiac students was $48,680 a year.

In 2021, tuition increased 6.9%–from $45,540 the previous year. On average, colleges raise tuition about 3% each year.

If these numbers feel scary, remember, the total cost of tuition isn't necessarily what you will have to pay to attend a school. Many students find the actual cost of college is a lot less than the sticker price after grants, scholarships, and tuition discounts are applied. Additionally, student loans can make the amount you do have to pay for college feel more doable until after graduation.

Does Quinnipiac Offer In-State and Out-of-State Tuition?

Quinnipiac University is a private, nonprofit institution, so it has the same tuition for residents of Connecticut as it does for residents from other states.

Public colleges and universities receive funding from the state government. These institutions offer reduced tuition for those who qualify as Connecticut residents.

Choosing a college where you qualify for in-state residency can cut the cost of college tuition. Take the time to confirm your state's rules for as an in-state resident. Each state has different requirements to qualify as in-state resident. The most common requirement is that students must have lived in the state for a full year before starting school. There may be other criteria too, depending on the state you and your parents currently live in.

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Is Quinnipiac's Tuition Different for International Students?

Quinnipiac has the same tuition for international students as for those from out of state.

Students from outside of the U.S. are not eligible for federal financial aid, but may qualify for private or school-specific aid and scholarships. International students with need may be eligible for the following types of financial support at Quinnipiac:

  • On-campus jobs
  • Athletic Awards
  • Quinnipiac-specific scholarships

International students without financial need may be eligible for merit-based institutional scholarships and athletic awards.

Quinnipiac Room, Board and Other Costs

In addition to the cost of tuition, room and board, books, transportation and fees are also costs it consider when budgeting for college. Let's take a look at what impacts these costs, and what to expect at Quinnipiac.

Room and Board Costs at Quinnipiac

Room and board at Quinnipiac costs $15,690 a year. This number covers the cost of living in dorms or other on-campus housing, and a dining plan that allows you to eat in the Quinnipiac's on-campus cafeterias and dining facilities.

Board costs can depend on how many meals are included in the plan you choose.

How Much Do Books Cost at Quinnipiac?

First-year students are sometimes surprised by how much books and supplies cost–and not in a good way. . The actual cost of books depends on the courses you take and the textbooks, computer programs, or other materials are required.. To save money, many students choose to use books from the library or buy used textbooks and materials.

Annual Fees

The majority of colleges charge some yearly fees to offsets cost associated with maintaining facilties, like the computer labs and libraries, athletic facilities, and more. Students who attend Quinnipiac full time pay $1,840 in fees every year they are enrolled.

Keep in mind, there could also be other costs associated with participating in special activities, like Greek Life, or participating in sports or other extracurriculars. Most colleges offer resources for students with financial need to find ways to lower or eliminate these costs.

The Cost of Transportation at Quinnipiac

The cost of getting around in college depends on a few key factors. Will you take a subway, car or an airplane to get to school?. Is on-campus parking free, or will you need to budget for parking? Is the campus walkable? Do you plan to bring a car or will you need to use busses, subways, or other modes of transportation? All of these questions can make a big difference in your estimated cost of transportation. At Quinnipiac, freshman are not allowed to park on campus.

A school's location can also have a big effect on the amount you'll have to spend just to get around. Small, rural schools may be easier to get around, but the cost of getting to campus may be higher. On the flip side, transportation in a city can be expensive, but there may be more buses, trains or low-cost flight options to actually get to school. The Quinnipiac University campus is located in a suburban setting in Connecticut, near New Haven and Hartford.

Other College Costs

When you're planning for college, be sure to factor in the cost of things like going out to eat or see shows, furnishing your living space, and things like haircuts, clothes and, yes, even toilet paper and shampoo .

Now, let’s do a rundown of all of the costs associated with college, to get a better estimate of what is really costs to go to Quinnipiac.

Total Cost of Quinnipiac

2021 Total Tuition and Expenses
Tuition $48,680
Room and Board $15,690
Yearly Fees $1,840
Other expenses $1,200
Total Estimated Costs
On-Campus $68,210
Off-Campus $52,520

The breakdowns above provide a good estimate of the total cost of attendance before financial aid and scholarships. Tuition and fees may vary depending on program, course level, location, and more.

Financial Aid at Quinnipiac

The majority of Quinnipiac undergrads use financial aid to help pay for school. In 2021, 4,062 of the 7,305 undergrads enrolled received financial aid. Quinnipiac meets 65.8% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates.

The average financial aid package for a full-time, first-year student is around $34,645 a year. Around 65.15% of Quinnipiac undergrads take out student loans to cover any remaining costs. Quinnipiac graduates who have student loans graduate with an average of $36,639 of student loan debt.

The average debt for each loan type varies.

Average Debt By Loan Type
Federal Loans $16,135
State Loans $51,980
Quinnipiac-Specific Loans $0
Private Loans $49,481
Most Common Loans for Quinnipiac Students
Federal Loans 62.74%
State loans 5.51%
Private loans 21.99%

Most students take out institutional or government loans, because they tend to have lower interest rates and more flexible repayment options than private loans. Loans from the federal government can be subsidized or unsubsidized. Subsidized loans do not accrue interest during school, while unsubsidized loans begin accruing interest at the time the loan is issued. If students do no qualify for enough federal loans to cover the cost of tuition, some take out private loans. Parents can also take out ParentPLUS loans, which are government loans for parents who are helping their children pay for college.

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) helps colleges determine how much financial need students and their familes have, so they can offer a financial aid package that meets, or come close to meeting, their need. For more information on Quinnipiac financial aid, keep reading, or visit their financial aid website.

Scholarships at Quinnipiac University

Some students may receive grants and scholarships to help pay for college. Unlike loans, scholarships and grants do not have to be paid back.

In 2021, Quinnipiac awarded 3,968 need-based scholarships to students, giving away total of $102 million to help students with financial need cover the cost of school. An additional $41.19 million in merit-based scholarship money was awarded to students without demonstrated financial need.

Net Cost of Quinnipiac

The net price of college is the actual cost of attending a school for one year. Net cost is calculated by subtracting any scholarships, grants or other aid that does not need to be paid back from the total cost. Student loans are not part of the calculation, because they need to be repaid.

Now that we have a sense of the total estimated costs for Quinnipiac students, we can subtract the average financial aid package to find the estimated net cost. Net cost can vary depending on a students’ need and the financial aid award received.

When considering whether a school fits your budget, it is important to consider the estimated net cost, not just the sticker price of tuition. Often, schools with the highest tuition also offer the most generous aid packages, so estimate your net cost before eliminating a school because it does fit your budget.

The average amount of financial aid received by a full-time first year student with demonstrated need at Quinnipiac was $34,645 in 2021. By substracting the average financial aid package from the estimated costs, we get a number that may make the cost of Quinnipiac seem more manageable.

Estimated Net Cost for Full-Time Students
On-Campus $33,565
Off-Campus $17,875

What will attending Quinnipiac really cost you? The answer depends on several factors.

As of 2011, colleges are required to have a net price calculator on their website to help prospective students and their families get a better idea of the actual cost of attending that school, based on their financial situation. You can find the Quinnipiac's net cost calculator on their website.

Quinnipiac Tuition Payment Plans

Some students choose to use payment plans to make the cost of tuition fit more comfortably in their budget.

Students cannot pay tuition in installments. Contact the financial aid office to verify this and discuss options.

Does Quinnipiac Offer Tuition Waivers?

Schools sometimes offer tuition waivers to certain groups, to reduce the total cost of attendance. Some colleges offer tuition waivers for faculty, staff, and their families , underrepresented students, or military students. Even with a tuition waiver, students are usually responsible for housing, meal plans, and other expenses.

Check the financial aid website for more information on payment plans and tuition waivers.

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Quinnipiac Tuition & Fees

Tuition & Fees

$67,010

In State

$67,010

Out-of-State
Cost Breakdown
In State
Out-of-State
State Tuition
$48,680
$48,680
Fees
$1,840
$1,840
Housing
$15,690
$15,690
Books
$800
$800

Quinnipiac Financial Aid

Students Who Receive Need-Based Aid

61%

Average Financial Aid Package

$30,977

Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved

Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

10,200

Campus Setting

Suburban

Acceptance Rate

74%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$50,520

Out-of-State

$50,520

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

Feb 1
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