You have many ways to make the investment in a Duquesne education work. But don't just take our word for it. Several independent sources—including U.S. News and World Report and Washington Monthly—all rank Duquesne as a best value university.

We invest $79.5 million in our undergraduate students each year through University-based scholarships, and total aid from all sources exceeds $195 million.

You'll get an education that's everything you need and more than you expect, preparing you for anything you wish to pursue. 

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Financial Aid Information

Quick Overview of Aid Types and How to Calculate Eligibility

To apply for financial aid, you just need to complete your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

You will then be considered for any financial aid for which you may be eligible.

A few important notes: 

  • You do not have to apply separately for other grants and scholarships that Duquesne administers. Once you have filled out your forms, we will find every aid possibility that applies to you. 
  • After we calculate what financial aid you are eligible for (your aid package), we will send you information and additional instructions. 
  • You and/or other supporters (parents or guardians) may still wish to apply for independent loans from a bank or other lender to make up any gap that may exist between your financial aid package and your expected family contribution
    • "Expected family contribution" is a measure of your and/or your family’s financial strength that’s used to determine your eligibility for different types of financial aid. The calculation is a federal standard used by colleges and universities in calculating financial aid.
  • You can also consider Duquesne's payment plan options.    
Apply for Aid

To apply for financial aid, you just need to complete your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and Duquesne's Financial Aid Application (not required for law students).

You will then be considered for any financial aid for which you may be eligible.
  • For all graduate scholarships and assistantships, you need to speak with the graduate program staff at your prospective school of enrollment. The individual graduate schools determine those awards themselves.
  • All law school applicants will be evaluated for merit and academic-based scholarships by the Law School Admissions Committee.
  • You should fully review graduate and law financial aid specifics in detail before starting the process.
Graduate and Law Financial Aid

Financial aid is money that you are either given (grants, scholarships) or that you borrow (loans) and have to pay back, and that is used to pay for college tuition, room, meals and fees.

The amount of need-based aid you receive is determined by subtracting the ability to pay for your educational expenses for the year (as determined from the FAFSA) from your estimated total costs for the year.

The amount of financial aid you are eligible to receive is determined by your financial need.

Financial need equals your cost of attendance minus your expected family contribution. 

  • "Expected family contribution" is a measure of your and/or your family’s financial strength that’s used to determine your eligibility for different types of financial aid. The calculation is a federal standard used by colleges and universities in calculating financial aid. 
Need-based aid is separate from any financial awards you may receive for academic achievement. 
 
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