You are worth the investment

Several independent sources—including U.S. News and World Report and Washington Monthly—all rank Duquesne as a best value university. The value of a Duquesne University education includes a horizon expanding education, world-class faculty and countless opportunities only available to Duquesne students. Ask any graduating Duquesne senior how they feel about the next step in their lives and you'll hear the same answer: "Prepared."  We'll make sure you graduate with the education, experience, and networks you need to accomplish your goals.

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

We are invested in making quality education accessible. Schedule a financial planning conversation with our financial aid team to learn more.

Schedule a Financial Planning Conversation

Apply for Financial Aid

Duquesne uses the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to award financial aid.

Types of Financial Aid

More information about grants, loans and other types of financial aid.

Affordability

When you apply for admission, you're automatically considered for first-year or transfer academic scholarships. Check out our net price calculator for a tuition estimate. The average financial aid package for first-time full-time freshmen with financial need is $28,599. Eligible students may also qualify for DU's PA State Matching Grant.

Financial Aid Forms

Find the forms you need and instructions to upload documents.

FAFSA Update

As of January 30, 2024

The 2024-2025 FAFSA is now available 24/7. We are aware of some issues and delays many families have experienced since the soft launch on December 31. Don’t worry, we’re all in this together.

Our latest update from Federal Student Aid is that universities may begin receiving FAFSA applicant information in March. We'll post another update as new information becomes available.

What to Expect from Duquesne
Once we receive a FAFSA, the student who submitted it will receive an email notification. It is important to use Duquesne's school code 003258 to direct your application to the University once you submit your FAFSA.

Your Next Steps
We encourage all students to apply for the FAFSA if they still need to do so to ensure consideration for all possible financial aid.

Parents and contributors, if you don’t have an FSA ID, we advise you to create one as soon as possible, as it may be a few days until you receive access to FAFSA. You will use the FSA ID to access the FAFSA. Use this link to learn more about creating your account and how to fill out the FAFSA.

Your Next Steps

Submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid with DU's code 003258

Financial Aid Information

Quick Overview of Aid Types and How to Calculate Eligibility. Check out our Financial Aid 101 guide to learn more.

To apply for financial aid, you just need to complete your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Duquesne's FAFSA school code is 003258.

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

A few important notes:

  • 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 and your family can also complete a CSS Profile for a more complete review of your financial circumstances than the FAFSA provides. The CSS Profile is not currently required, but many families may be interested in the option to submit it along with the FAFSA. Duquesne's CSS code is 2196. There is a fee to create a profile, but you may be eligible for the fee waiver
Apply for Aid

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.
Graduate Tuition Awards

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. 
 
Calculate Your Net Price

Contact Financial Aid

Use the link to review frequently asked questions or schedule a virtual appointment.

Office of Financial Aid

Schedule a virtual appointment, call or email