Financial Aid for Graduates
A limited number of graduate assistantships are assigned on a competitive basis. Full-time students will assist with:
Graduate assistants receive a stipend (that varies from program to program) and often a partial or full tuition scholarship. See individual program descriptions for specific information about the availability of graduate assistantships and how to apply.
Many graduate programs offer competitive tuition scholarships for all or a portion of tuition. See individual program descriptions for specific information about the availability of tuition scholarships and how to apply.
Duquesne University offers a special, convenient, on-site loan program for qualifying domestic graduate school students.
- The Keystone BEST Stafford Loan, made available through the School as Lender program, offers federally funded Stafford loans that benefit students and the University.
Students who qualify may apply for federal work-study positions on campus.
Because Duquesne is located in the heart of Pittsburgh, there is a wide range of part-time, off-campus employment opportunities as well.
The Career Services Center has lists of both on- and off-campus jobs.
While many graduate students must work to pay for their education, they must also seek a balance of work and study, so as not to hurt their academic performance.