BSN Tuition Rates

BSN 4-year degree follows the current undergraduate tuition rates which are available via the Admissions and Aid website.

Financial Aid

Duquesne's Financial Aid office recommends applying for all scholarships, grants and Federal Loans before resorting to Private Education Loans. After pursuing all Federal Loans, you can research a Historical List of Private Education Loans that Duquesne students have used.

Please use the tabs below to view different financial aid opportunities available to School of Nursing students.

Mon Health Nursing Leadership Fellows Program

The Mon Health Nursing Leadership Fellows Program allows students the opportunity to reduce the cost of their education while securing employment at Mon Health prior to graduation. Through the program, eligible nursing students will receive up to $20,000 towards their education. After graduation, selected and approved Nursing Fellows will transition into a full-time nursing role within the Mon Health system, with an employment commitment of 2 to 3 years. 

Additional Resources about Student Loans

Information on Federal Student Loans


School of Nursing Financial Aid

Pittsburgh-Area Based Opportunities

The School of Nursing receives a number of scholarship notifications throughout the academic year from various local, regional, and national foundations and organizations. This information is forwarded to all students via email. It is the individual student's responsibility to apply for each scholarship if interested.

Jewish Scholarship Service of Greater Pittsburgh

The Jewish Scholarship Service of Greater Pittsburgh coordinates the efforts of a group of organizations, agencies and scholarship endowment funds that provide scholarships to local Jewish students enrolled in an accredited institution of higher education. JSS provides financial support to as many eligible students in our community as possible. Demonstrated financial need is a primary criterion in evaluating applicants. Financial information is considered along with other pertinent facts such as family size and the number of children/siblings in college.

The Pittsburgh Foundation and The Community Foundation of Westmoreland County

The Pittsburgh Foundation and The Community Foundation of Westmoreland County oversee more than 325 scholarship funds including:

The Nursing Foundation of Pennsylvania

The Nursing Foundation of Pennsylvania, a supporting organization of the Pennsylvania State Nurses Association (PSNA),  has the following scholarships that may be of interest to Duquesne's accepted students:

Florence (Madden) Grady-Fasick Scholarship Fund: The Florence (Madden) Grady-Fasick Scholarship Fund is for nursing students in their second semester or more of nursing school. This endowment awards up to five students (up to $2,000 scholarships annually).

The Tubman Scholar Scholarship: The Tubman Scholar Scholarship Fund provides a scholarship for a Black student applying or already enrolled in a school of nursing. This awards up to $1,000.

Jack E. Barger, Sr. Memorial Nursing Scholarship Fund: This fund provides scholarships to an undergraduate nursing student in Pennsylvania (Pennsylvania resident) who is at least one of the following: active duty service member; U.S. veteran; child/spouse of a U.S. veteran; or child/spouse of an active duty service member. This fund awards six students ($1,000 scholarships annually).

JoAnne Goss Memorial Nursing Scholarship: The JoAnne Goss Memorial Nursing Scholarship was formed in 2017 in memory of JoAnne Goss. JoAnne's family wanted to give back to the people that helped them during their darkest days: Nurses. This endowment awards up to four students ($1,000 scholarships annually).

Endowed Scholarships and Resource Funds

The School of Nursing has a growing number of endowed scholarships and resource funds that are available to undergraduate and second degree students each year who have completed 30 credits in their program of studies. Scholarships are awarded prior to the start of the academic year. Eligibility criteria vary for each scholarship or resource fund. Applications are made available to students in May of each year with a submission deadline of mid-July. Some of the awards are listed below.

  • Mary Ann Bellisario McQuade, R.N. and James P. McQuade Family Endowed Scholarship
  • Joan Kip Richardson Dunn Endowed Nursing Scholarship
  • Laura Martin Endowed Scholarship (PhD students only)
  • Margaret Swank Guyaux Endowed Scholarship
  • Joseph W. Hauser Endowed Scholarship
  • Herbert Schreiber Endowed Scholarship
  • Sue Migliorino Thomas Endowed Scholarship (FNP students only)
  • Thomas Blaise Leskanic Endowed Scholarship
  • Ruth C. Maszkiewicz Endowed Scholarship
  • Ella McGovern Endowed Scholarship
  • Bethany Hospice/Linda Peterson Memorial Endowed Scholarship
  • Connie Miller Endowed Scholarship
  • Adele Petraitis Endowed Scholarship
Nursing Undergraduate Endowed Scholarship
  • Mildred and Raymond Scannell Endowed Nursing Scholarship
  • Andrejcio Balinski Endowed Nursing Scholarship
  • Nursing Alumni Association Endowed Scholarship
  • Ann Lantzy Glazener Term Scholarship
  • Lois Marie Wygonik Term Nursing Scholarship
  • William and Deborah Rieland Family Term Scholarship
  • Patricia Schlicht Endowed Scholarship
Endowed Resource Funds
  • Janet Pozzuto Polas Term Resource Fund
  • Jessica-Marie Tisak Endowed Student Resource Fund
  • Robert and Veila Vota Endowed Resource Fund
  • Richard Behan Student Leadership Endowed Resource Fund
  • Beatrice Marino Endowed Resource Fund
  • Dr. Shirley Powe Smith Endowed Nursing Resource Fund
  • Dean Eileen Zungolo Endowed Resource Fund
  • Mary Ann Bellisario McQuade, R.N. and James P. McQuade Endowed Student Resource Fund
  • Paul O'Connor Endowed Student Resource Fund
  • Nursing School Endowed Resource Fund
Additional Scholarships

Several additional scholarships for nursing students are administered by the Office of Financial Aid. These scholarships are need and merit-based and include:

  • Madeline A. Caquatto Endowed Nursing Scholarship
  • Louise F. McCarthy Endowed Scholarship
  • Barbara Verbiar Endowed Scholarship
  • Leslie Anne Hoover Memorial Endowed Scholarship