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 July 15. Some of the awards are listed below. View the full list.

  • 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
  • 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 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 and 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 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 announce a $10,000 Tuition Award to all new Second Degree BSN students enrolled in the Fall 2021 semester, regardless of whether you select the 12-month or 16-month format of study.

Here is the breakdown of this award:

Track Fall Spring Summer Fall 2
12-Month Track $3,333 $3,333 $3,334 N/A
16-Month Track $2,500 $2,500 $2,500 $2,500

The total amount of this Tuition Award may not exceed $10,000. For questions, please contact the Office of Financial Aid at 412.396.6607.

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 deadlines to apply are:

  • March 31
  • June 30
  • September 30
  • 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:

Mary Agnes Powers Scholarship Fund

Sister Mary Daniel Ruffing Nursing Scholarship Fund

Pocket Nurse Scholarship Fund

Edward and Dorothy Livingston Fund

William Henry Fitch Memorial Trust

Sheena M. Taylor Memorial Scholarship Fund

Nursing-specific Scholarships

Scholarship Search

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.


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 Veterans web page for more information.