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Accelerated Dual-Degree Programs Financial Policy

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Policy Overview

The following financial policy explains the tuition and fee structure of Quinnipiac University’s accelerated dual-degree programs. This policy addresses only the financial elements; it does not address academic or other programmatic elements of the programs.

Tuition & Student Fee Rate Structure

Quinnipiac University’s accelerated dual-degree programs offer students the unique opportunity to earn a bachelor’s and master’s or JD degree in a shortened time span (four, five or six years, depending on the program). The tuition and student fee rate for all accelerated dual-degree programs is frozen for the first four years of the student’s enrollment based on the rate in effect when the student enters the program. 

Programs that exceed four years will be invoiced at the frozen rate for the first four years, and at the applicable standard university rate in effect for any future years. 

The frozen tuition and student fee rate includes the following:

  • Fall and spring courses and number of credits outlined in the program (up to 19 credits per term, or up to 20 credits per term for up to two semesters as described below for students engaging in a study abroad program)
  • January term courses (up to 3 credits)
  • Summer term courses (up to 7 credits per summer term)

* In extraordinary circumstances, the dean may consider deviations from the standard accelerated dual-degree course/credit load per term. Any financial deviations must be approved in advance by the finance office.

Other Fees

Other fees, such as the technology fees and health insurance, are not part of the frozen tuition and student fee structure and will be invoiced separately.

Overload Tuition

Fall and Spring Terms: Credits in excess of 19 will be invoiced at the per credit rate in effect during the applicable academic year. With the permission of the dean, students who choose to study abroad for a semester, may take up to 20 credits for up to two semesters to complete the science lab and 1-credit business core requirements.

January Term: Credits in excess of 3 will be invoiced at the standard per credit rate in effect during the applicable academic year.

Summer Terms: Credits in excess of 7 will be invoiced at the standard per credit rate in effect during the applicable academic year.

Room & Board

Students are required to maintain on-campus residency for the first three years of their program. Room and board is not included as part of the frozen tuition and student fee rate; therefore, students will be invoiced for room and board at the rate in effect during the applicable academic year.

Study Abroad

Study abroad programs are not included in the frozen tuition and student fee structure.

Dual-degree students who choose to study abroad will be invoiced at the study abroad rate in effect at the time of their travel.

Accelerated dual-degree students need to be aware that the cost of the study abroad program includes tuition and room only; there is no board (meal) plan. Also, certain study abroad destinations may exceed the standard Quinnipiac University study abroad tuition and room fee; if this situation arises, the incremental difference will be invoiced to the student.

Travel Expenses

Travel expenses to/from internships are not included in the accelerated dual-degree frozen tuition and student fee structure.

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