Financing your Education
You may apply for and receive a combination of financial aid (scholarships, loans, grants-in-aid, etc;) up to the maximum cost of attendance for your program.
To make the process as seamless as possible, all admitted students are automatically considered for merit-based scholarships. The merit scholarships awarded to incoming students are guaranteed for three years in our full-time program or four years in our part-time program, as long as you remain in good academic standing.
- Merit Scholarship awards are made to the most qualified applicants based on their records of achievement, aptitude for the study of law, and general background.
- Interested students should submit their admission application by the priority deadline.
- Scholarship notifications typically occur three weeks after admission.
- Scholarships are renewed annually, provided the student remains in good academic standing.
Duquesne Kline Law does not award scholarships that are conditional on law school academic performance; therefore, we do not post an ABA "conditional scholarship retention worksheet."
ABA Standard 509 requires law schools to post conditional scholarship retention data. The ABA defines a conditional scholarship as follows: "A conditional scholarship is any financial aid award, the retention of which is dependent upon the student maintaining a minimum grade point average or class standing, other than that ordinarily required to remain in good academic standing."
Donor and Endowed Scholarships
Our law alumni association and other supporters have developed scholarship funds to support students.
- The Honorable Donetta Ambrose Scholarship
- Burns White Diversity in the Law Scholarship
- Selma and Edward Goldberg Memorial Scholarship
- Judith A. Kasdan Memorial Scholarship
- The Susan Yohe Scholarship Pittsburgh Legal Diversity & Inclusion Coalition Scholarship
Returning students are eligible to apply for endowment scholarships by the Monday, June 19, 2023 deadline.