Applying for Aid as a Graduate Student
Financial aid can take many forms. At Duquesne University, graduate student financial aid can be scholarships, assistantships, federal work study, and student loans:
How to Apply for Graduate Loans
Each academic year, the following two items must be submitted:
- Complete the FAFSA online (DU school code 003258).
- Download printable Application for Financial Aid.
Dates and Deadlines
To receive maximum consideration for aid, students must complete a FAFSA and the Application for Financial Aid prior to May 31st each year. You must complete a FAFSA form annually to receive aid each academic year.
Eligibility for Graduate Financial Aid
For all scholarships and assistantships, you need to speak with the graduate program staff at your prospective school of enrollment. These awards are determined by the individual graduate schools not by the Financial Aid office.
NEW for 2012-13: Effective for loans made for periods of enrollment (loan periods) beginning on or after July 1, 2012, graduate and professional students are no longer eligible to receive Direct Subsidized Loans. Direct Unsubsidized Loans are still available for graduate and professional students.
Those who are eligible to apply for federal loan funds:
- Only citizens and permanent residents of the United States
- Good academic standing
- Enrolled at least half-time in degree-seeking programs
- Most Graduate Schools* at Duquesne University define half-time as a registration of 4.5 credits per semester.
- A student must maintain at least a half-time registration status during the entire period of time covered by a loan.