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.
- Complete the FAFSA online (DU school code 003258).
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.
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.