Federal Student Aid
In order to receive your financial aid package, all undergraduate students must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
- Complete the FAFSA online (DU school code 003258).
Please note: The FAFSA opens each year in October using tax information from the prior year. Fill out the FAFSA with the parent or guardian you live with using tax information from the prior year. It is recommended that FAFSAs be submitted by May 1 each academic year for maximum consideration.
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.
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
- Apply with PHEAA by submitting their Summer Aid application by August 15. Note that summer PA State Grant funding uses a semester of eligibility.
- Federal Parent PLUS or Private Alternative Loans for students with an approved application
Learn more about taking summer classes and special tuition rates
Financial Aid 101
Learn more about grants, work-study, scholarships and loans.