Tuition Rates

This information serves as a guide to help students accepted into the accelerated Second Degree BSN program determine the best study option for themselves. These estimates are for the cost of tuition and fees only, this does not include transportation, living expenses, clinical requirements or any other related expenses. If needed, students are encouraged to meet with their academic advisor for guidance.

2022-2023 Academic Year

Tuition Technology Fee Total
12-Month Track $56,202 $3,500 $59,702
16-Month Track - Option 1
Selected prior to the University Add/Drop deadline during the first fall semester
$56,208 $3,620* $59,828
16-Month Track - Option 2
Selected during the first fall semester, but prior to beginning spring semester (see Academic calendar)
$60,890 $3,620* $64,510

*16-month Program students are billed a $120 technology fee for the additional semester of study.

Tuition rates for the next Academic Year will be made available in the spring prior to start-date.

Financial Aid

The total tuition for this unique 12- or 16-month undergraduate second degree nursing program is a discounted rate established by the University. Because this is a second bachelor's degree, students may not be eligible for the usual undergraduate grant and scholarship monies. The Conway Scholars program was developed to fill this gap; this new student scholarship is exclusively for second-degree BSN students.

It is strongly recommended that you review the most current information available on the Office of Financial Aid website, and then contact the Office to assess your specific financial needs.

Second Degree BSN $10,000 Tuition Award

Duquesne University is pleased to continue it's $10,000 Tuition Award for all incoming Second Degree BSN students. All new Second Degree BSN students enrolled in the Fall 2023 semester will receive a $10,000 award for both the 12- and 16-Month Track.

The award breakdown per track:

Track Fall 1 Spring Summer Fall 2
12-Month Track $3,333 $3,333 $3,334  
16-Month Track $2,500 $2,500 $2,500 $2,500

The total amount of this Tuition Award may not exceed $10,000. This Tuition Award may be combined with a Conway Scholarship and/or BSN-AID. For questions, please contact the Office of Financial Aid at (412) 396-6607.

Financial Aid

Conway Scholars (additional) $15,000 Scholarship Award

Thirty-two (32) Second Degree BSN students will each receive a $15,000 scholarship from the Joanne and William Conway Scholarship Program. The scholarships are made possible by a recent gift to the School of Nursing from the Bedford Falls Fund to enable more students to pursue a nursing career.

Scholar Selection

Students will be nominated by the School of Nursing Admissions Committee for consideration. Nominated students will receive a link to an online application. Nominations and selection for the Joanne and William Conway Scholarship will be conducted on a rolling basis.

Conway Scholars will be required to comply with scholarship requirements that include:

  • Attend/participate in Conway Scholar events/activities through the program
  • Complete 10 community service hours
  • Meet with Conway Scholar Mentors at least 2 times per semester for entire length of program
  • Register for classes by established deadlines
  • Maintain a 3.0 GPA each semester in the program

For more questions, you may contact Janey%20Mazur.

Please note this scholarship is ONLY available to nominated Second Degree BSN, and is not specific to either track. This is in addition to the $10,000 Tuition Award.

BSN-AID Program (up to an additional) $33,000 Scholarship

The BSN-Accelerating Inclusivity and Diversity (BSN-AID) Program goal is to prepare diverse baccalaureate-level nurses to meet the complex healthcare needs of the communities that nurses serve. The program aims to improve the quality of care and address existing health disparities by increasing opportunities for nursing students from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups. BSN-AID will help prepare students to become leaders in providing high-quality, culturally responsive care. The program is funded by a grant from the Health Resources and Services Administration. 

The BSN-AID program is designed to provide multiple levels of support to the students in our accelerated second-degree program. This includes scholarships for up to $33,000 (in additional monies)* per student, academic and peer support, mentoring and professional networking. * Please note: This is in addition to the $10,000 Tuition Award.


Students who:

  • Come from a racial and/or ethnic group underrepresented in nursing; specifically, Black or African American, American Indian or Alaska Native, Hispanic or Latino, Asian or Pacific Islander;
  • Show evidence of substantive financial need; and
  • Are a US citizen, Naturalized US Citizen or permanent resident of the United States.

Apply for BSN-AID

AfterCollege-AACN Scholarship

The AfterCollege-AACN Scholarship Fund will award $2,500 each quarter of this year. Students enrolled in an accelerated nursing program will be given special consideration.

The deadline to apply is December 31.