Quincy University has announced temporary adjustments to its enrollment policies due to delays in the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by the U.S. Department of Education.

“In past years, admitted students who filed their FAFSA in the fall would have financial aid offers from many colleges on their short lists, including Quincy University, by now.” said Tom Oliver, MLA, vice president for enrollment and senior director of student financial services.   “Due to the challenges with the rollout of the new FAFSA, that is not the case this year.”

QU will extend its enrollment commitment deadline for prospective students from May 1, 2024 to June 1, 2024. Additionally, the Office of Student Financial Services will reach out to admitted students with directions on how they can submit financial paperwork to QU. This will generate a temporary financial aid estimate to help in their decision making process. Families can also use QU’s net price calculator to enter data and obtain a financial aid estimate at www.quincy.edu/netpricecalculator. Students will still be required to fill out the FAFSA in order to receive financial aid.

“All of us at QU share the concern and anxiety our prospective students and their families are feeling,” said Oliver. “While most institutions may not be able to provide this level of guidance prior to receiving FAFSA data, all of us at QU recognize that prospective students and their families have had enough inconvenience this year.” Quincy University will work with students on a case-by-case basis who have challenges in meeting the June 1 decision date.

“We believe there is a need for QU to step up efforts to help families through their college discernment,” said Oliver. “We will provide as much flexibility as possible with deadlines and various steps needed to complete the enrollment process.”

For more information please contact the Office of Enrollment Management at 217-222-8020 or by email at hawkshelp@quincy.edu.

Founded in 1860 by Franciscan friars, Quincy University is a small Catholic university emphasizing the sciences, liberal arts and the professions. Quincy University offers undergraduate, graduate and adult education programs integrating practical experience and Franciscan values. Faculty and advisors work with students to design customized success plans to help them graduate on time, find their passion and prepare them for life. QU is a member of NCAA Division II for intercollegiate athletics. For more information, please visit www.quincy.edu or contact the Office of Community Relations at (217) 228-5275 or communityrelations@quincy.edu. Quincy University. Success by Design.