Quinnipiac University has signed a partner tuition agreement with the towns of Hamden and North Haven. Under the three-year agreement, QU will provide discounted tuition to Hamden and North Haven full-time town employees and their families. All employees, spouses and dependents under the age of 25 are eligible to apply but must complete the regular admissions process. Those admitted will receive a 10 percent tuition discount for online undergraduate and graduate programs.
“This tuition discount program idea came to us through leadership at the Hamden Police Department who were looking to advance educational opportunities for their officers,” said Bethany Zemba, QU’s vice president of strategy and community relations. “When we investigated the idea, we thought, why not expand access to include all town employees in our two sister towns – Hamden and North Haven.”
“We are so pleased to be able to provide an incentive for town employees to join the QU learning community,” Zemba added.
In addition, dependents can qualify for a 30 percent discount for full-time on-campus undergraduate degrees and admitted employees’ dependents will receive a 10 percent tuition discount for all academic programs offered to high school students at Quinnipiac during the summer.
“Quinnipiac continues to demonstrate its support for our community in very meaningful ways,” said North Haven First Selectman Michael Freda. “This tuition program is another example of the university’s generosity. I am also very grateful to Quinnipiac and for my relationship with the university and President Judy Olian and for her continued support.”
Hamden Mayor Lauren Garrett expressed a similar sentiment. “We are grateful to Quinnipiac University for their generosity to our town employees and their families,” Garrett said. “This tuition assistance program is the latest demonstration of the commitment Quinnipiac has made to be a true partner with Hamden. Providing our employees with this opportunity will strengthen our workforce and improve our ability to serve our residents.”