Financial Aid & Assistantships

Financing graduate education is a challenge for many students. The Donahue School offers competitive financial awards – including scholarships, fellowships and graduate assistantships – on a merit basis to domestic and international full-time students in all of our graduate programs.

Initial awards are based on application credentials, undergraduate transcripts and standardized test score reports. Awards for subsequent semesters are based on academic performance in graduate coursework at Duquesne and award-specific criteria.

Program Available Merit Awards

MBA Sustainability

  • Scholarships

  • Sustainability Fellowships

  • Graduate Assistantships (10 hours/week; 4.5 credits tuition remission)

  • Coverdale Peace Corps Fellowship for returned volunteers

  • Small Business Fellowship

  • Alcoa Foundation Fellowship ($10,000 for 3 semester program)

All candidates are considered for a combination of scholarship and other awards based on the strength of standard application materials; no additional forms are required.

Master of Science in Accountancy
(Macc)

  • Scholarships

  • Fellowships

  • Graduate Assistantships

All candidates are considered for these awards based on the strength of standard application materials; no additional forms are required.

Evening MBA

Graduate Assistantships (20 hours/week for 9 credits tuition remission)

  1. To qualify, a student must take the equivalent of a full-time course load in evening classes).

  2. To apply, submit the graduate assistantship application.

James J. Byrne Award for Responsible Leadership - An annual $4,000 award, funded by Lennox International, is available for a working, part-time student in the MBA program. Students who have completed at least one semester are invited to apply.

Employer tuition assistance - Many employers provide financial support for continuing education. We encourage students to check with their Human Resource department. Duquesne offers a tuition deferment plan for students whose employers do not reimburse until the course is completed.

GMAT Waiver Fees - The Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC) is committed to creating and promoting access to management education for people throughout the world.  In keeping with this commitment, they believe that the cost of the GMAT exam should not preclude an individual's opportunity to apply to business school. Consequently, GMAC is underwriting a GMAT Fee Waiver Program for economically disadvantaged candidates.

GMAC does not provide fee waivers directly to test takers. The Donahue Graduate School of Business Office has received several fee waivers to award this year to help economically disadvantaged test takers. Fee waivers will be awarded on a "first-come, first served basis". Contact Maria Walsh DeCrosta, Enrollment Manager for more information.

Master of Science in Information Systems Management
(MS-ISM)

Graduate Assistantships (20 hours/week for 9 credit tuition remission)

  1. To qualify, a student must take the equivalent of a full-time course load in evening classes (8 or more credits).

  2. To apply, submit the graduate assistantship application.

Student loans
(all program)

Domestic students may apply for subsidized student loans if enrolled as a full time student earning least 8 credits. Contact our financial aid office.