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Tuition and Financial Aid

TUITION INFORMATION

View the current Graduate Tuition Rates

30% Tuition Discount Program For Professional Nurses

Eligibility:

  • Be a registered nurse
  • Be a full-time or part-time employee at one of our partnering organizations. Please check back as the list is updated periodically.
  • Enroll as a full-time or part-time Duquesne University School of Nursing student in one of our graduate degree or certificate programs.

Learn more about this program...

FINANCIAL AID

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NURSE Corps Scholarship Program

Deadline: May 22, 2014

NURSE Corps Scholarship Program enables students accepted or enrolled in a diploma, associate, baccalaureate or graduate nursing programs, including RN to BSN Bridge Program are eligible to receive funding for tuition, fees and other educational costs in exchange for working at an eligible Critical Shortage Facility upon graduation.

Download guidelines and application

School of Nursing PhD and DNP Scholarships for 2014-2016

PhD Scholarship:

  • The Nursing PhD Scholarship is for 2 NEW PhD students enrolled in the Duquesne University School of Nursing PhD Program for summer 2014.
  • The total amount of each Scholarship is $17,000 over 2 years.
  • Duquesne University Financial Aid Office will apply the Scholarship monies directly to your tuition bills for fall 2014, spring 2015, fall 2015, and spring 2016.
  • All newly accepted PhD students for summer 2014 will be eligible and will be considered for the PhD Scholarship.
  • The Nursing PhD Scholarship Committee will select the 2 Scholarship recipients.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Apply and be accepted into the Duquesne University School of Nursing PhD Program for summer 2014 (Application deadline is January 15, 2014).

DNP Scholarship:

  • The Nursing DNP Scholarship is for 2 NEW DNP students enrolled in the Duquesne University School of Nursing DNP Program for summer 2014.
  • The total amount of each Scholarship is $15,000 over 2 years.
  • Duquesne University Financial Aid Office will apply the Scholarship monies directly to your tuition bills for fall 2014, spring 2015, fall 2015, and spring 2016.
  • All newly accepted DNP students for summer 2014 will be eligible and will be considered for the DNP Scholarship.
  • The Nursing DNP Scholarship Committee will select the 2 Scholarship recipients.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Apply and be accepted into the Duquesne University School of Nursing DNP Program for summer 2013 (Application deadline is February 1, 2014).

Nursing School Provides Most NFLP Loans to Future Nurse-Educators in PA

The School of Nursing is administering a high volume of low-interest loans to future nurse-educators through the Nurse Faculty Loan Program (NFLP), a federal program created to help address the nursing shortage. Read more...

A College Education for Veterans

Duquesne University is honored to serve those who have served their country. A wide array of academic programs and services make Duquesne a military-friendly university.
Visit our Veterans web page for more information.

Advanced Education Nurse Traineeship

Every year the School of Nursing applies for a Federal Advanced Education Nurse Traineeship Program grant. If funding is awarded, the amount of the award varies from year to year. At the present time, to be eligible for funding from this award, students may be registered full-time (at least 6 credits per semester) or part-time in the MSN Family Nurse Practitioner program or Post-Masters Certificate Family Nurse Practitioner program with a 3.0 QPA or higher. Traineeships may be awarded only on an annual basis and for a maximum of 36 months for any student. Eligible students must be US citizens. Other stipulations for eligibility may apply. The Associate Dean informs eligible students of the specific details of that year’s award in the Summer and invites applications.

Nurse Faculty Loan Program (NFLP)

Since 2004, DU has been awarded Nurse Faculty Loan Program (NFLP) funding from the HRSA. The NFLP provides funding to meet the demand for nurse faculty and remove major barriers to accepting as many qualified nursing students as possible, thus alleviating the Nation’s nursing shortage.

The School of Nursing has been able to make loans to select full-time and part-time students to complete their education. Students currently employed as nurse faculty or who are planning to assume a nurse faculty position in a school of nursing upon graduation are eligible. NFLP and NFLP-ARRA loans will be forgiven or canceled if the student completes an obligation to work as nursing faculty. Eighty-five percent of a student’s loans can be canceled over a 4-year period. The loan cancellation takes place in increments of 20% per year for the first 3 years and 25% for the 4th year. Students may apply for funding when the call for applications is released during the summer. Awarded students may receive funding of up to $35,500 per year for a maximum of 5 years. In the 2011-2012 academic year, the NFLP monies provided funding for over 50% of all Duquesne University nursing doctoral students.

Eligibility criteria include:

  • Full-time (6 credits or more) or part-time students in the DNP or PhD program who are currently faculty or are planning to become faculty upon completion of their program. Priority given to full-time students. Post Master’s Certificate students are not eligible.
  • Student must be enrolled 2 out of 3 semesters of the academic year.
  • Good academic standing – 3.0 QPA or above
  • Citizen or national of the U.S., or a lawful, permanent resident of the U.S., the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the Northern Mariana Islands, the Virgin Islands, Guam, American Samoa or the Trust Territory of the Pacific.
  • Free of any judgment lien entered against him/her based on the default of a Federal debt.

Research Assistant/Teaching Assistant Positions

In the summer, the Associate Dean for Academic Affair notifies students about research and teaching assistant positions that are available working with School of Nursing faculty for the academic year. Students are selected based on their interest and ability to work on the specific projects. These positions can be filled by online students. You do not have to live in the local area to qualify.

Assistantship
Assistantship is a mechanism for graduate students to receive recognition on their transcript for teaching assistant or research assistant positions in the School of Nursing. Students who are awarded assistantships through the Associate Dean’s office will also be registered for Assistantship FT (full time) or Assistantship HT (half-time) in the semesters that the position is awarded. Assistantship FT is equivalent to 6 or more hours of work per week per semester while Assistantship HT is equivalent to at least 3 hours but fewer than 6 hours of work per week per semester. There is no fee or credit amount associated with Assistantship FT or HT. It is a designation that will allow students to receive recognition for their work as a teaching or research assistant.

Students enrolled less than full time in coursework (HT) who are also awarded a teaching or research assistantship (at least HT) may combine the two designations to earn a full time status.

In accordance with the University withdrawal policy, if a student relinquishes his/her teaching or research assistantship position before the end of the semester, the appropriate withdrawal paperwork must be completed and the student’s registration will be updated.

Teaching Assistantship positions are handled via the Office of Academic Affairs. Students may apply for positions when they are announced. Once a student is awarded a Teaching Assistantship by the Associate Dean, the Graduate Advisor is notified and will process registration accordingly. This process cannot be completed by the student through SelfService Banner.

OTHER SOURCES OF FINANCIAL AID

American Association of Colleges of Nursing

View a listing of financial aid and scholarship sites.

The University Financial Aid Office (412-396-6607) has information about Stafford Loans and other financial aid programs for which you may be eligible.