Tuition and Financial Aid


  • $5,295 for the nine-month course - payable to Duquesne University
    • Tuition is billed to the student directly - no third party billing. If you have employer reimbursement, please arrange with your employer to pay tuition by the deadline. We can provide an invoice to the student for use with an accounts payable department.
    • A $1000 non-refundable tuition deposit is due at the time of admission. The additional tuition balance must be paid in full by the established deadline (i.e., typically three weeks before the first class), unless you enroll in the University approved payment plan.
    • The payment plan option requires 50% of tuition paid by the established deadline. The remaining portion is billed in three equal subsequent monthly payments. The payment plan option carries a sign-up fee and an interest charge for the subsequent three monthly payments.
  • Books - $750-$850 approx. (not included in tuition) - Purchased by student via Kaplan.
  • Financial Calculator - varied based on model. Refer to calculator policy of the CFP Board.
  • Parking and Food - on your own and varied based on campus or local establishments.

Financial Aid

This program a non-degree, non-credit bearing graduate certificate and therefore does not qualify for university financial aid or student loan deferrals. This program is approved for VA Education Benefits (Must provide DD Form 214).

Cancellation Refund Policy

All cancellations must be in writing and sent via email to Cancellations must be received three weeks before the first day of class to avoid additional charges. The tuition deposit is non-refundable.

  1. If the University cancels a cohort before the start of classes, a FULL refund will be issued.
  2. If a student withdraws from a cohort after the cancellation deadline for his/her reasons but classes continue in any mode, no refund will be issued.
  3. If the university changes course delivery to a LIVE synchronous mode (students receive LIVE instruction but delivered remotely), then no refund will be issued. Options to continue in self-study or asynchronous modalities via Kaplan are available.
  4. If the university changes course delivery mode and student does not continue in live synchronous instruction or one of the other Kaplan options, no refund will be issued. Student may return to complete modules in the next in-person cohort offered at Duquesne University.
  5. Portions of the scheduled IN-PERSON modules such as tests, finals, and possible university calendar conflicts are already planned to be completed online to maximize classroom material coverage. These situations do not constitute a change in delivery mode and are not subject to other refund policies.

Deferment Policy

Petitions for deferment must be submitted in writing and sent via email to and must be received 3 weeks before the first day of class. Applicants may defer an offer of admission and deposit toward enrollment for one year. Application materials are valid for one calendar year from the start of the program for which the applicant has been accepted.