Undergraduate Tuition and Financial Aid


4-Year BSN Tuition Rates

Current undergraduate tuition rates are available via the Admissions and Aid website.

Second Degree BSN 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.

2021-2022 Academic Year

Tuition Technology Fee Total
12-Month Track $56,202 $3,100 $59,302

16-Month Track - Option 1
Selected prior to the University Add/Drop deadline during the first fall semester

$56,208 $3,220* $59,428

16-Month Track - Option 2
Selected during the first fall semester, but prior to beginning spring semester (see Academic calendar)

$60,890 $3,220* $64,110

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

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.

Additional Resources about Student Loans

Information on Federal Student Loans

Information on student loans before you borrow

Endowed Scholarships & 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 Resrouce 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 Resouce 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
Second Degree BSN

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. As an additional resource, you can read some information compiled by the Office of Financial Aid specifically for Second Degree students. You may also find some relevant opportunities within the other tabs on this page.

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. For questions, please contact the Office of Financial Aid at 412.396.6607.

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. Please note this scholarship is ONLY available to Second Degree BSN, and is not specific to either track. Read more about the Conway Scholar application process.

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.


50+ Scholarships and Grants for Nurses and Students (some are available to Second Degree BSN students)

Regional 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:

Condie Nursing Scholarship Fund

Edward and Dorothy Livingston Fund

Mary Agnes Powers Scholarship Fund

Pocket Nurse Scholarship Fund

Progessional Nurses of Southwestern PA Scholarship Fund

Sheena M. Taylor Memorial Scholarship Fund

Sister Mary Daniel Ruffing Nursing Scholarship Fund

William Henry Fitch Memorial Trust

Nursing-specific Scholarships

Scholarship Search

The Nursing Foundation of Pennsylvania

The Nursing Foundation of Pennsylvania, a supporting organization of the Pennsylvania State Nurses Association (PSNA), will be accepting scholarship applications January 1 to March 30, 2022. The following scholarships 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.

Nurse Leader Scholarship: The Nurse Leader Scholarship provides scholarships to students demonstrating leadership skills in their pursuit of a nursing degree. Funds are for full-time nursing students in an accredited BSN, MSN, or doctoral program in Pennsylvania. This endowment awards up to two students (up to $1,000 scholarships annually).

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).

Additional Opportunities

Accredited Schools Online

AccreditedSchoolsOnline.org: Funding your nursing school education - scholarships, financial aid and other ways to pay.

American Association of Colleges of Nursing

View a listing of financial aid and scholarship sites.

The Foundation of the National Student Nurses' Association, Inc.

Undergraduate scholarships are available to students currently enrolled in a state-approved nursing program leading to an associate degree, baccalaureate, diploma, direct-entry master’s degree, RN to BSN/MSN completion, LPN/LVN to RN, or accelerated programs. Funds are not available for graduate study unless it is for a first degree in nursing. Complete the FNSNA Scholarship applicaiton for consideration.

Nurse Corps Scholarship Program

Eligible nursing students can apply to the Nurse Corps Scholarship Program (Nurse Corps SP). If accepted, we pay your tuition, fees, and other educational costs. In return, you work at a Critical Shortage Facility (CSF) when you graduate.


50+ Scholarships and Grants for Nurses and Students (some including for Second Degree BSN students)

Scholarships & Financial Aid for Minority Students

Scholarships and other financial assistance are vitally important in helping minority students achieve their college and career dreams.

View the Scholarship guide


Scholarships & Resources for Hispanic & Latinx Students

A College Education for Veterans

Duquesne University is honored to serve those who have served their country. A wide array of academic programs and services make Duquesne a military-friendly university.

Visit our Miliatry and Veterans web page for more information.