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Financial Policies

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Policies

  • The Bursar's Office utilizes a student's Quinnipiac University email address as the primary means of communication with the student.
  • Students have access to their online bills 24 hours a day / seven days a week. As such, students are responsible for reviewing their bills to ensure that they have the most up-to-date bill, including any balance due. In the absence of paper invoices, it is still the student's responsibility to monitor all information, including bills, and their Quinnipiac University email account to ensure that their account balance is paid in full by the applicable due date. For more information, visit the Online Billing Statement page.
  • Payments can be made online, by mail or in person. Online payments can be made via MasterCard, American Express, and Discover/Novus credit cards as well as ACH (i.e., bank-to-bank transfers). The university will not accept credit card payments over the telephone or in person at any office on campus. Mail or in-person payments can be made via cash, check, money order and wire.
  • The QCard is not an accepted form of payment for tuition and fees.
  • Payment plans are available for the fall and spring terms on both an annual and a semester basis. Plans are not available for the summer terms.
  • If anticipated or actual financial aid is not reflected on your statement, contact the Quinnipiac University Financial Aid Office at 203-582-8750.
  • Full-time undergraduate students at the university must register, at a minimum, for a full-time course load of 12-16 credits per semester. Full-time undergraduate students registered for less than 12 credits will still be charged full-time tuition and fees even though they are registered for less than a full-time course load. If your circumstances prevent you from being a full-time student and registering for a full-time course load, please request an exemption by emailing the Bursar's Office at bursar@qu.edu noting the student's name, QU ID, email address, phone number, address and an explanation of the reasons for requesting a policy exemption. The deadline to file for this exemption is the beginning of the semester. NOTE: If you are a financial aid recipient, please contact the Financial Aid Office to find out if your financial aid will be affected by enrolling in fewer than 12 credits.
  • Due dates for your Tuition & Fee Invoice can be found on the invoice itself or at Frequently Asked Questions.
  • Payments received after the applicable due dates will be subject to a late fee. A late fee of 1 percent of the past due balance will be assessed monthly on any outstanding balance after the due date. Certain employer benefit/reimbursement plans may also require a late payment penalty in addition to the 1 percent late fee for every month the payment is past due.
  • Students will be responsible for the full amount invoiced unless they officially drop and/or withdraw within the refund period. Please refer to the links on the left for the applicable refund policy.
  • Failure to attend classes or stopping attendance does not constitute an official drop. Students will still be responsible for the full amount of tuition and fees.
  • Accounts with past due balances at the end of the semester will be transferred to third-party collection agencies. Collection accounts are charged the cost of collection, including litigation and court costs. Collection accounts may be reported to national credit bureaus.
  • Once an account becomes past due, the university reserves the right to do the following:
    • Place a hold on all transcripts
    • Place a hold on all grades
    • Place a hold on all diplomas
    • Prohibit students from registering for subsequent semesters
    • Withdraw students from classes and remove resident students from their residence halls
    • Prohibit students from working at a university-sponsored job
    • For residence hall students, place a hold on meal allowances, prohibit participation in the Room Reservation Lottery and remove students from residence halls
  • Students who wish to withdraw from a course must complete a withdrawal form at the Registrar page
  • All refunds are based on the Quinnipiac University refund policies, which can be found on the Withdrawal and Refund Policies page.