Financial Matters

Tuition bills, less financial assistance authorized by the Financial Aid Office, are due paid in full by the first week of class, unless enrolled in the semester-based payment plan.

Financial Responsibility Agreement

When a student formally registers for classes at Duquesne University, either by submitting proper registration forms to their advisor or by registering online, the student agrees to the financial obligation terms in the Financial Responsibility Agreement.

Billing Problems

Please contact the appropriate office concerning these billing matters.

  1. Balance Forward, Credits, Payments, Deposits — Student Accounts Office
  2. Financial Aid Awards, Federal Loans, Guaranty Loans, and Employer Billing — Office of the Director of Financial Aid
  3. Housing Reservations and Housing Charges — Office of Residence Life.

Payment Plans

To accommodate students who wish to make tuition payments monthly, Duquesne has contracted with Transact™, a third party vendor, for semester-based payment plans.

Payment plan enrollment allows you to budget for tuition through 5 monthly payments during the fall and spring semesters. 

Upon enrollment, the initial payment and non-refundable enrollment fee will be due. Payments can be paid in the Tuition Payment Portal by:

  • Automatic payments from checking or savings account
  • Credit and debit cards (2.85% service fee applies to each payment)
  • No service fee if paying with an e-Check
  • The $35 per-semester enrollment fee is non-refundable.

For additional information, please contact Transact™ directly at 800-339-8131 or review our Payment Plan page.  

Student Veterans Using the Veterans Administration Benefits

Duquesne University adheres to the rules stipulated by the Veterans Benefits and Transition Act of 2018, section 3679 of title 38, United States Code.  Therefore, student veterans or dependents of veterans utilizing Ch. 33 Post 9/11 GI Bill ® or Ch. 31 Voc-Rehab GI Bill ® benefits will not be affected by penalties imposed due to an overdue balance unless the remaining balance is owed by the student and not covered under their VA benefits.

Any unpaid balance may be assessed a 1.5% late payment fee each month and the University may impose the specific penalties listed below for the charges owed solely by the student:

Penalties (Holds)
 - A financial hold will be placed on any delinquent student account that is above the Tuition Hold Policy
 - Holds can delay registration, room assignments, official transcript release and the issuance of diplomas.
 - Holds can be resloved by paying in full, or contacting Student Accounts at

Bad Checks

It is the policy of the University to charge bad checks to the student who cashes them regardless of the maker. A $20 service charge will be assessed on checks that are returned from a bank for lack of funds. Payment of registration or room and board with an NSF check will result in cancellation of the registration.


Students with a balance due the University for the current semester or prior terms are not permitted to pre-register for the next semester.

Electronic Billing and Payments

The University has implemented an electronic billing and payment process. View the details on our Billing Information page.

Credit Card Policy

The University does not directly accept credit card payments for tuition, fees, room and board. In order to provide the greatest level of service and flexibility to you, Duquesne University has contracted with a third-party vendor to accept credit card payments with a service fee of 2.85%. The third-party processor will accept Discover Card, MasterCard. American Express, and VISA.  Visit our Payment Options page for more information.

"GI Bill®" is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government website at

Updated August 8, 2023