Two nurse anesthetists in the operating room with a child.

Tuition, Fees and Financial Aid

DNAP Tuition and Fees

This information serves as a guide to help students who are accepted to the Doctor of Nurse Anesthesia Practice program. These estimates are for the cost of tuition and fees only, and does not include transportation, living expenses, or any other related expenses. If needed, students are encouraged to contact the Duquesne University Office of Financial Aid for guidance.

2022-2023 Academic Year*

Tuition School of Anesthesia Clinical Fee School of
Nursing Fee



Year 1: 34 credits ($1,635 pre credit) $55,590 $7,000 $220 $62,810
Year 2: 34 credits ($1,635 pre credit) $55,590 $7,000 $220 $62,810
Year 3: 24 credits ($1,635 pre credit) $39,240 $7,000 $220 $46,460

*Please note that revisions are ongoing for the DNAP program.

Financial Aid

Duquesne University

The University Financial Aid Office (Phone: 412.396.6607; Email: has information about Stafford Loans and other financial aid programs for which you may be eligible to receive.

Nurse Anesthesia

There are several financiall aid opportunities available specifically to nurse anesthesia. Please see the American Association of Nurse Anesthesiology web site for the most updated list of opportunities.

Corporate Deferments

Duquesne University offers Corporate Tuition Deferment, a program whereby tuition payments are deferred until after grades are posted. To receive a corporate deferment, you must submit a letter on official letterhead from your company (from the HR department or a direct supervisor) to the Student Accounts department stating that the student is an employee and is entitled to tuition reimbursement from the company. Corporate deferment letters should be sent to Karen Hartupee at or fax 412.396.5958.

This letter is required at the start of every semester (fall, spring and summer) and can be emailed or faxed to the Student Accounts department. You must enroll for the corporate deferment payment plan through the University's payment system. There is a $35.00 enrollment fee each semester you enroll in the deferment plan, and you will be able to defer your tuition until approximately four weeks after the end of the 15-week semester.

Once Student Accounts receives the company letter, they will code it accordingly, which allows you to enroll in the corporate deferment payment plan. E-bills are created and available through the University payment system, and you will receive a notice when payment is due.