IRS Form 1098-T

Education Tax Credit

Duquesne University has partnered with Heartland ECSI to prepare the forms. To retrieve your IRS Form 1098-T please visit the link below for Heartland ECSI.
Heartland ECSI

We are dedicated to helping students and parents understand the billing process and their financial responsibilities to Duquesne.

Students: the Tuition Payment Portal is where students can access billing statements, make payments, enroll in a payment plan, add authorized payers and sign up for direct deposit refunds. We are here to help you if you have questions.

Authorized Payer: for a parent, guardian or family member to pay a student's tuition bill, or to set-up a semester-based payment plan, they must be designated as an Authorized Payer by their student.  Authorized Payers use the link below to access the payment portal.

Student Payment Portal

Parent Payment Portal

Student Accounts

Payment in full for the student account balance is due by the first week of classes. Students and Authorized Payers can make payments using the Tuition Payment Portal.

Paying your Tuition Bill

All students and authorized payers will receive an e-mail notification when tuition bills are posted. If a parent, guardian or spouse pays your invoice, students must designate that individual as an authorized payer in Tuition Payment Portal.

The entire account balance is due by the end of the first week of classes. Any unpaid balance will be assessed a 1.5% late fee each month thereafter, unless enrolled in the payment plan.

How to Pay Tuition Bills

The University Cashier's Office does not accept credit or debit card payments; however, our online Tuition Payment Portal is associated with a third-party vendor to process Discover, VISA, American Express and MasterCard payments with a non-refundable 2.75% service fee. The fee will appear as a separate charge on your credit card billing statement.


eCheck is the most convenient payment option and there is no additional charge to use this method.  Any U.S. checking or savings account, provided your bank participates in the Automated Clearinghouse Network, can be used.

Simply provide the routing and account number of your paper check and the amount you wish to pay. eChecks allow you to pay online through our Tuition Payment Portal.

Cash or check payments can be taken in person to the Casher's Office. Please mail check payments to the address below and indicate your nine-digit student ID number on the check.

Mail Payments:
Duquesne University
Attn: Cashier’s Office
600 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15282

International Payments

Flywire accepts payments from any country - typically in your home currency. Flywire transfer secures wholesale foreign exchange rates, which are significantly lower than rates offered by traditional banks.

To make a payment via Flywire, log into DORI - Tuition Payment Portal - Access Tuition Payment Portal

Once in the Payment Portal click "Make Payment", select the term, and add the desired amount to your basket. When prompted for method of payment, select Flywire. 

  • Once you initiate payment you will receive detailed instructions on how to transfer funds.
  • Flywire will keep you informed at every step in the process, including when funds reach your student account.

Payments are posted to your student account much more quickly than they would be if you were using a regular bank to pay. And you can be assured that you will never have a short-payment due to unexpected transfer fees or bank charges.

Student Payment Portal

Student Action Required to Designate Authorized Payer

The Family Educational Rights to Privacy Act (FERPA) governs the release of and access to student education records. Due to FERPA, students must authorize access to their parents or guardians.  

For a parent, guardian or family member to pay a student's tuition bill, or to set-up a semester-based payment plan, they must be designated as an Authorized Payer.

Students should follow these steps to complete the online Authorized Payer permission process:

  • Login to DORI (Duo required for access)
  • Select Tuition Payment Portal & Access Tuition Payment Portal
  • Select Send a Payer Invitation & follow prompts to add Authorized Payer

    TIME SENSITIVE: An email will automatically be sent to your Authorized Payer. Immediate action is needed by Authorized Payer to complete access.

Tuition Payment Plans

Duquesne University provides semester-based payment plans that allows students and parents to pay the balance due in manageable monthly installments through the Tuition Payment Portal. The enrollment fee is $35 per plan and you must enroll each semester.

The university anticipates that the student account will be paid in full by the end of the first week of each term. Accounts that are not paid by the due date or enrolled in the payment plan will have late fees assessed.

Additional information can be found on our website.


Financial Responsibility Agreement (FRA)

The University is dedicated to helping students understand the billing process and their financial responsibilities to Duquesne University. 

Each semester students will be required to affirm their agreement to the Duquesne University Financial Responsibility Agreement.

The terms of the FRA can be found on the website.

Enroll in Direct Deposit

It's free, safe and fast, plus the most efficient way to receive your refund

  • To enroll, simply log in to DORI and select:
    • Tuition Payment Portal > Access Tuition Payment Portal
  • In the "Direct Deposit" box on the landing page, click on the "Sign Up" button and  follow the prompts to enroll.
  • Please have the checking account and routing numbers available to complete the process.
  • Once enrolled, refunds are automatically deposited in the student's designated bank account when processed by Student Accounts.

Please Note:

If you are not enrolled in the direct deposit program or have a credit balance that is the result of a Parent Plus loan, a refund check will be mailed to the home address on file at the Registrar's Office.

In addition, students are advised to verify the direct deposit has been posted to their bank account before writing checks against this amount. While every effort is made to ensure the deposit will be posted on the agreed upon date, various factors affect this transfer.  Duquesne University is not liable for any bank fees incurred by the student.

Credit balances that are the result of personal payments must be requested by the student no sooner than 15 business days after the payment is posted to the student's account. The request can be made by email to Student Accounts or in person.

Although the University has a partnership with PNC Financial Services, students are not required to open any type of PNC account (checking, savings, pre-paid card or consumer asset account) or to link their DU Card with a PNC account. Students may utilize banking services from any financial institution and are under no obligation to utilize PNC Financial Services for funding related to financial aid, including: Title IV, HEA program funds and Federal student aid. If a student does wish to utilize PNC Financial Services, more information can be found on our Student Banking website.

Book Voucher Information

If your student account is showing a credit balance, you may transfer any portion to the University Bookstore.

Students must complete this authorization form before the funds can be transferred to bookstore. 
Please be sure to include the amount of your request on the form.

The semester-based vouchers remain available approximately four weeks into the term. Any unused funds are credited back to the student account once the voucher has been closed.

You may be eligible for education tax credits if you are paying education costs for yourself or a member of your immediate family. IRS Form 1098-T is an informational tax document that will enable you to determine if you qualify. The enrollment and financial information is also provided to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS).

Visit our Frequently Asked Questions page for additional information.

Student Health Insurance

Mandatory Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP)

All full-time undergraduate, full-time graduate and first professional students, law school students, and international students (full-time and part-time), are required to have comprehensive medical coverage in the Pittsburgh area. To comply with this mandate, students must either enroll in the Duquesne University Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP) OR waive out of it with proof of health insurance that meets the list of criteria found here.

This process is separate from the Health Services department requirements.

Students are required to log into to complete the waiver. THIS IS AN ANNUAL REQUIREMENT.

GradGuard Tuition Insurance

Tuition Protection Plan

What happens when your student's education is disrupted by an unexpected injury or illness?  Depending on the timing of the withdrawal, you may not be eligible to receive a refund of all of your tuition and fees.

The Tuition Insurance Plan offered by GradGuard™ supplements Duquesne University's withdrawal policy.  It helps students and their families overcome the financial losses that may result from events which force students to withdraw from the semester due to a covered medical reason.  Helping families get the most out of your Duquesne University experience is always our top priority. That's why we've partnered with GradGuard™ to make the Tuition Insurance Plan available to our families.

This coverage strengthens and broadens the scope of our existing refund policy by including reimbursement for tuition, housing and other payments if a student withdraws for any covered medical reason at any time during the semester.

Please remember the deadline to enroll is the day before classes begin each semester.

Learn more at or call 866.724.4384.

For additional questions visit our Tuition Insurance Frequently Asked Questions

A Duquesne University eduation is an excellent investment in a student's future. 

Educational loans can be a necessary part of that process for paying for college.  The Federal Direct Student Loan is the most-widely used loan and is available for both undergraduate and graduate students.

The eligibility for these loans is determined by completing the FAFSA annually.  

To learn more about the loan repayment process, visit our website.

Have additional questions? Visit our Frequently Asked Questions page.

Student Accounts Office

We are dedicated to helping students and parents understand the billing process and their financial responsibilities to Duquesne.

Contact Us

Fax: (412) 396-5958

Roberta Penz

Manager of Student Accounts

Responsible for overseeing book vouchers, collection, payment plans, refunds, and tuition. Bobbi is a member of the Retention Committee and works closely to help students overcome financial barriers to registration.

Karen Hartupee

Assistant Manager of Student Accounts

Responsible for international student billing, military federal tuition assistance authorization (TA), student refunds, and third party and corporate deferment programs.

Zachary Henry

Accounting Analyst

Oversees the loan portfolio and prepares the annual reporting of the 1098-T forms, in addition to working on Retention efforts throughout the year. He is also responsible for accounting analysis for our department.

Robin Connors

Communications and Collections Analyst

Provides support to the offices of auxiliary services, controller, finance and business, and treasurer in administrative matters as well as internal and website communications. She also serves as collections analyst for the student accounts office and budget manager for the controller's office.

Germaine Marnell

Sr. Accounting Clerk

Processes weekly student refunds and also manages the daily student account email and voicemails. In addition, she participates in Retention efforts throughout the year.