Undergraduate Tuition and Financial Aid


Current Undergraduate Tuition Rates

Second Degree BSN Tuition Rates*

Tuition Technology
12-Month Program $54,093 $3,226 $57,319
16-Month Program - Option #1 
Selected prior to the University Add/Drop deadline during the first fall semester
$54,096 $3,337** $57,433
16-Month Program - Option #2
Selected during the first fall semester, but prior to beginning spring semester (see Academic calendar)
$58,603 $3,337** $61,940

* This information serves as a guide to help students determine the best program of study option. If needed, students are encouraged to meet with their academic advisor for guidance.

**16-month Program students are billed a $110 technology fee for the additional semester of study.


School of Nursing 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 July 15th. Some of the awards are listed below. View the most current list here.

  • Nursing Endowment for Excellence
  • Richard J. Behan Endowed Student Leadership Fund
  • Mary Ann Bellisario McQuade, R.N. and James P. McQuade Family Endowed Scholarship
  • Mary Ann Bellisario McQuade, R.N. and James P. McQuade Endowed Student Resource Fund
  • 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

Endowed Resource Funds

  • Robert and Veila Vota Endowed Resource Fund
  • Richard Behan Student Leadership Endowed Resource Fund
  • McQuade Student Endowed Resource Fund
  • Beatrice Marino Endowed Resource Fund
  • Dr. Shirley Powe Smith Endowed Nursing Resource Fund
  • Dean Eileen Zungolo Endowed Resource Fund

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 Program 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. Since the Second Degree BSN program leads to the undergraduate BSN degree, students do not qualify for graduate student funding opportunities. Historically our second degree students have funded their nursing education using personal loans, parental contribution, and personal income.

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

A Guide to Student Loans

Information on Federal Student Loans

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.

Information on student loans before you borrow

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 Veterans web page for more information.

Addition Financial Aid Opportunities for Nursing Students

Accredited Schools Online

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.

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


Local, Regional, National Organizations and Foundations

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 and the School of Nursing Intranet Site and applications are available through the Office of Student Services. 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.

Nursing-specific Scholarships

Scholarship Search