Financial aid can take many forms. At Duquesne University, graduate student financial aid can be scholarships, assistantships, federal work study, and student loans. The Mary Pappert School of Music offers a number of graduate awards and assistantships. These are assigned on a competitive basis to applicants with extraordinary academic achievements and/or performance abilities. Such awards are granted in return for providing service to the School of Music in a variety of capacities. Appointments are for a period of one year and may be renewed for a second year on the basis of proven competence.
Applicants who wish to apply for a graduate award must complete the Application for Assistantship. No applicant can be considered for an award until all application materials have been received and audition requirements fulfilled. The application deadline for graduate awards is April 1st.
Other forms of financial aid are handled directly through the University's Financial Aid Office at 412.396.6607. Please note to receive maximum consideration for aid, students must complete a FAFSA and the Application for Financial Aid prior to May 31st each year. You must complete a FAFSA annually to receive aid each academic year.