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Financial Policies

Financial Aid

All federal and state financial aid is applicable toward study abroad unless the program is offered in the summer, or otherwise indicated. All students should meet with a financial aid officer to discuss their plans to study abroad and how their aid package may apply.

Study Abroad Fee

For students of approved study abroad programs: Duquesne University will bill students a $250 study abroad fee. An additional deposit housing, etc may be required by a third-party provider. For Italian Campus & Duquesne in Dublin students: they will pay a $950 study abroad fee.  For Italian Campus it is in the form of their deposit for Duquesne in Dublin it will be on their Duquesne bill.

For Short-term, Student Teaching, Summer Programs, or Villa Nazareth: The $950 fee does not apply.

UnitedHealthcare Global Traveler’s Assistance Coverage Fee

All students studying abroad are required to purchase UnitedHealthcare Global. The University engages this on behalf of all students and will bill you at the rate of $95 for any semester abroad or student teaching abroad program and $50 for all short-term programs (6 weeks or less).

UnitedHealthcare Global coverage is NOT medical insurance. Rather, it is an emergency assistance service facilitating a medical situation in a foreign hospital (e.g., translation services, vetting a hospital for quality of service, communicating to family, etc.); a medical transportation service providing evacuation and repatriation (costs covered here); and travel assistance for family to join a hospitalized student.

Housing and Meals, Airfare, Personal and Travel Expenses

Students arrange and pay for their own airfare, room and board and personal expenses directly to the program provider. Room and board is variously arranged and billed depending on your program of choice. Costs for items will vary widely depending on the program (see “estimated costs” section on each of the program summaries).

Students attending the Duquesne University Italian Campus Program pay the same housing and meal fees as they would at Duquesne’s home campus and will be billed directly by Duquesne.

Students attending the Duquesne in Dublin Program pay housing and meal fees equivalent to Des Places rates here at Duquesne and will be billed directly by Duquesne.  

Special Petition Programs

If you are petitioning to attend a program not currently included in the approved list, you must consult with the Office of International Programs to determine pre-approval. The Study Abroad Advisor can assist you with this discussion and prepare you for this process.

Special Cases: tuition waivers, tuition exchange or special discounts

In accordance with University policy, students who are attending Duquesne University with tuition waivers (Duquesne employees and members of their families), tuition exchanges (through the Commission on Independent Colleges , the Tuition Exchange, or similar organizations), or discounts must pay the costs of their selected program of study abroad, including tuition and airfare.

Students will be billed for regular Duquesne University tuition and the university fee. If a student studies with an outside approved program their Duquesne University tuition will be adjusted to reflect the exact tuition cost of the external program. The university fee can be waived if a comparable fee is paid to the external program. Since tuition remission and tuition exchange will not apply during the semester abroad, the student may want to consider applying for other types of scholarships and financial aid. Contact the Office of Financial Aid for assistance.

NOTE: Duquesne University’s Italian Campus Program in Rome is an exception to the above and honor all tuition waivers, scholarships and discounts.

Cancellation Policy

If a student cancels participation in a program after committing to study abroad, Duquesne will bill the student’s account for any nonrefundable payments that Duquesne has made or is obligated to make for the student’s study abroad program.