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Costs and Scholarships For International Students

FountainThe total cost to attend a university in the United States is made up of a number of items including tuition, housing, meals and fees. Tuition at Duquesne University varies depending on which program you wish to enter.

For details see our Estimated Tuition Cost Sheet for 2016-2017.  These costs will be listed on your I-20,  the document you take to the Embassy to get your student visa.  We will also note on the I-20 any scholarships you have received. 

Undergraduate Student: Libermann Scholarships   

Limited financial assistance is available to international undergraduate students in the form of the Libermann Scholarship. These range from $1,000 to $15,000 per academic year and is renewable for four years of study. Full scholarships are not available. If you apply and are accepted to the university you are automatically considered for this award - no separate application is necessary.

Funding is limited and applications received after April 1 cannot be guaranteed consideration for a scholarship. 

The Libermann Scholarship committee will take into account your current and past grades,  your personal statement/essay,  leadership and extracurricular activities,  and your letter(s) of recommendation.   

Graduate Students

  • The Libermann Scholarship is only available to undergraduates.  Please consult with your graduate school directly to inquire about funding opportunities. Graduate departments will have their own deadlines and applications for tuition discounts and graduate assistantships.

Other University-Based Assistance

  • Talent Scholarships - The School of Music annually recognizes talent by awarding scholarships based upon an audition.
  • Athletic Scholarships - The Athletics Department awards scholarships each year for both men's and women's NCAA sports.
  • Clergy Discount - Members of the clergy are given one-half remission on tuition for most programs. (Spiritans are given special funding opportunities.)

Outside Financial Assistance

Private/Corporate/Government Sources - Many countries offer sources of funding as well. For example, governments (at various levels) and businesses will commonly fund a student's education if the training or the degree will serve a need or promote growth. Check with your country's government for guidance.

Sponsorship from the USA - The U.S State Department and a host of other agencies will often sponsor students if their countries are designated for such funding. Students should speak to the educational advisors at the bi-national centers, the U.S. Consulate, or the Embassy for information and guidance.  You may also consult internationalscholarships.com for a listing or various awards available to international students.

Web Resources for International Financial Aid Information. Read this for a list of outside scholarship resources.

Working on Campus

Students in F-1 and J-1 status may work on campus for less than 20 hours per week.  There are a limited number of positions available. The most popular employers are Aramark Food Services and the Duquesne University Bookstore,  but other positions throughout campus may be available.  Please consult the Human Resources website for student employment information.