Federal Student Aid

Duquesne uses the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to award financial aid. Due to implementation of the FAFSA Simplification Act, the FAFSA for the 2024-2025 academic year is anticipated to open in December 2023. We encourage you to file a FAFSA as soon as it becomes available. Duquesne will begin releasing financial aid offers to those submitting the FAFSA in spring, 2024. Use this Federal Aid Estimator for an early estimate before the FAFSA opens.

Please note this change for divorced or separated parents for 2024-2025:  The parent who provided the most financial support to the student will need to provide their information. Previously, the parent who the student lived with the most provided their information.  Learn more about contributors and additional FAFSA changes.

State and Federal Grants

Students should also fill out applications for additional federal and state grants. Duquesne offers a match for the PA State grant for eligible first-year and transfer students. PA residents can apply when submitting the FAFSA. 

Apply for the PA State Grant and be sure to list Duquesne University as your first choice so your PA State Grant information will be sent directly to Duquesne.  Pennsylvania residents will be required to complete the State Grant Status Notice.  Use this guide to learn more.

Duquesne's matching grant award

CSS Profile

Families may also consider completing a CSS Profile for a more complete review of your financial circumstances than the FAFSA alone. The CSS Profile is not currently required, but many families may be interested in the option to submit it along with the FAFSA. (The CSS Profile does not replace the FAFSA for federal aid but can be helpful when institutional aid is being awarded.) Duquesne's CSS code is 2196. There is a fee to create a profile, but you may be eligible for the fee waiver

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Self Service

Financial Aid Self Service is available to currently enrolled and newly admitted students (newly admitted students will receive an email when they have information available. In Financial Aid Self Service, you can view and obtain your required financial aid requirements, documents, forms, financial aid award eligibility and any notifications.

Forms & Documents

Use this link to find the financial aid forms and documents you need and the instructions to upload them securely.

Financial Aid 101

Learn more about grants, work-study, scholarships and loans.

Policies and Procedures

Financial Aid policies, procedures, and terms and conditions

Summer Financial Aid

Undergraduate students may have the following financial aid program available, depending on enrollment status and eligibility:

  • Federal Pell Grant
  • Federal Work Study
  • Federal Direct Loans
  • PA State Grant for eligible undergraduate students who apply for summer funding through PHEAA
  • Federal Parent PLUS or Private Alternative Loans for students with an approved application

Learn more about taking summer classes and special tuition rates

Additional FInancial Aid Resources

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