Tuition and Financial Aid
Duquesne University School of Law is committed to making a legal education affordable for all of our students, regardless of financial need. The low cost of living in Pittsburgh and our modest tuition rates make Duquesne Law an attractive option for your legal career. Duquesne Law also offers numerous scholarship opportunities and financial aid options.
The School of Law has dedicated a considerable amount of scholarship support for incoming law students. All accepted students are automatically considered for merit-based scholarships awarded by the School of Law. Scholarship notifications typically occur 3 weeks after admission.
Scholarship awards are made to selected incoming students each year based on records of achievement, aptitude for the study of law and general background. Incoming student scholarships are renewed annually, provided the student remains in good standing. Duquesne University School of Law does not offer conditional scholarships. It is recommended that interested students submit their admission applications by early January.
A portion of incoming student scholarship awards may be funded from the proceeds of one of our endowed funds. Additional scholarships are also available after the successful completion of the first year of law school. List of Endowed Scholarships »
Duquesne University School of Law does not award conditional scholarships as defined in ABA Standard 509, Interpretation 509-4.
Financial Aid is handled through the Duquesne University Financial Aid Office. To apply for financial aid, students must submit the following by the May 31 priority deadline:
University Financial Aid Application
Applicants to the Law School should not wait until admission to submit their financial aid application. In addition to scholarship aid, other forms of financial aid offered by the Law School may include:
A number of School of Law work-study grants-in-aid for partial tuition credit are available. Recipients of such grants-in-aid are required to adequately perform certain duties as a Law School library aide, Law School faculty research assistant or Law School administration aide for five to 10 hours per week during the entire academic year. In return, the student will receive a designated amount of tuition assistance that is directly applied to that student’s account.
Federally Funded and Institutional Aid - Loans
Financial assistance that is designated as federally funded or institutional aid is processed centrally through Duquesne University’s Financial Aid Office. This includes the Stafford Loan, GradPLUS Loans, Law Access and Law loans. The Law School itself does not process this aid. Interested students should submit their FAFSA and Duquesne University Financial Aid Application to the Financial Aid Office before May 31.
Loan Repayment Assistance Program
The William B. Billock Loan Repayment Assistance Program (LRAP) seeks to ease the debt burden incurred by graduates employed at qualifying public interest law entities. Individuals who work as public interest law or government attorneys or serve as staff for tax-exempt orgranizations, and who earn less than $50,000 per year, are eligible to apply for consideration.