Duquesne University is committed to making higher education affordable to our students. And the value of a Duquesne education will pay dividends over a lifetime.

Financial Aid & Scholarships

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 new PA State Matching Grant

Tuition payment plans are available. Use our Financial Aid Guide (PDF) to learn more about scholarships, need-based grants, loans and student employment.

Other sources for financing your education include micro-scholarships via RaiseMe, SAGE tuition rewards, and 529 college savings plans - there's one for every state including PA, and you don't need to be a resident to participate in a state's plan. Duquesne is also a Preferred Partner of the Pittsburgh Promise (PPS students).


Independent sources-including U.S. News and World Report, Money magazine and Washington Monthly all rank Duquesne as a Best Value university. 

Investing in your education pays off. In the most recent graduate outcomes survey of 2019-2020 graduates, 64% of respondents reported that they would be employed full time upon graduation, 26% said they would be continuing their education, at Duquesne University as well as institutions including American University, Carnegie Mellon, University of Michigan, and University of Pittsburgh. 85% of the respondents reported having one or more internship or career-related work experiences. Of students reporting internship experiences, the average number reported per student is three.