At Duquesne, it's our responsibility and joy to help students discover what they are good at and accomplish their goals. We support this by doing our best to provide as much financial aid as possible to students who apply. 

We encourage all students to apply for the FAFSA to ensure consideration for all financial aid possible.  Duquesne’s school code is 003258

We have processed the student FAFSA information we recently received and financial aid award offers are being sent out to admitted undergraduate students. The Department of Education has information for checking your status and reviewing and correcting your FAFSA form.  

June 1 is the (extended) deadline to submit a FAFSA for the 24-25 PA State Grant application. Duquesne has a grant match program! Federal Student Aid will transmit your FAFSA data to the new GrantUs system. To ensure your PA State Grant information is sent to Duquesne, please list Duquesne first in your school list.  
Admitted students: Financial aid offers are now being sent! Email notifications will be sent when your offer is posted in the financial planning section of the applicant portal. The complete package, including planning worksheet and next steps, will arrive in your mailbox shortly thereafter. 
Current students:  24-25 financial aid packages for current students are on time and estimated to be posted in your financial aid portal in June.  

Next Steps for Admitted Students

Apply for Financial Aid

Information Sessions

Do you have questions about admissions and financial aid? Or want to learn more about Duquesne University? Check out our calendar of virtual and campus information sessions and events!

Apply for Financial Aid

Create your Federal Student Aid ID

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Both you and at least one parent should apply for a Federal Student Aid (FSA) ID, which will be used every year on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and on Master Promissory Notes (MPNs) for federal student loans. If you're a current student and have previously submitted the FAFSA, you should already have an FSA ID. You will use this ID each year.

Create your FSA ID


Submit your FAFSA

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is required to determine your eligibility for need-based federal and state financial aid. Duquesne's school code is 003258. It is important to use Duquesne's school code to direct your application to the University once you submit your FAFSA.

The deadline to submit your FAFSA is May 1.

Submit your FAFSA

New for 2024-2025 FAFSA

The FAFSA uses you and your family's financial information to determine eligibility for need-based federal and state financial aid. Each contributor will need to fill out their part using their FSA ID (See Step 1).

How to Fill it Out the New FAFSA

New PA State Grant Application process

Starting with the 2024-2025 academic year, students no longer need to start a separate application for the PA State Grant. Instead, Federal Student Aid (FSA) will send your information to Pennsylvania's new GrantUs system when you submit the FAFSA. You will receive an email from PHEAA to the address you provided on the FAFSA about your next steps to complete the application for the PA State Grant. Use the button to learn more about applying for the PA State Grant.

More PA State Grant Information

Financial Aid Process

Once we receive a FAFSA, the student who submitted it will receive an email notification. As of January 30, the Federal Student Aid announced that universities will begin receiving student FAFSA information in March 2024.


Optional CSS Profile

The CSS Profile may provide a more complete review of your financial circumstances than the FAFSA alone. The CSS Profile is not required, but many families may be interested in the option to submit it along with the FAFSA. (The CSS Profile does not replace the FAFSA for federal aid but can be helpful when evaluating special circumstances.) There is a fee to create a profile, but you may be eligible for the fee waiver. If your parents are divorced or separated, the Noncustodial Parent must complete a separate CSS Profile.

Duquesne's School Code is 2196

Learn More about the CSS Profile


Frequently Asked FAFSA Questions

The FAFSA Simplification Act has made the application less complicated, expanded Pell Grant eligibility, and reduced previous barriers to completing the application to provide more access to more students.

The Student Aid Index (SAI) replaced The Expected Family Contribution (EFC). The SAI is a calculation of how much financial aid may be awarded to meet the student's calculated need.
For families familiar with the FAFSA, you will now see the SAI instead of the EFC. Check out the Federal Student Aid Estimator to learn more about how much aid you may be eligible to receive.

Federal Student Aid Estimator

The FAFSA Simplification is also introducing the term contributor - anyone who may be required to provide information on a student’s FAFSA form. Being a contributor does not imply responsibility for the student’s college costs. 

  • In the past, students and parents had to fill out the FAFSA together. Now each contributor will create their own FSA ID  to complete their parts of the FAFSA. 
  • A dashboard will help keep everyone on track with email notices sent to contributors. All contributors need to complete their part within 45 days or the FAFSA will be cancelled. 
Learn more about the new FAFSA changes

Any form of financial assistance you receive to help you pay for your education is considered financial aid and we are here to guide you through the process!

Admitted students will receive a comprehensive financial aid package that explains each student's financial aid and any scholarships received. We encourage you to have financial planning conversations with our admissions counselors or financial aid team during the college search process to prepare for financing your education.

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Many variables are used to determine financial need eligibility, including but not limited to:

  • Contributors
  • Savings and investments
  • Income and assets 

The FAFSA Simplification Act will expand Pell Grant eligibility. Families should consider completing the optional CSS Profile and the FAFSA for a more complete review of financial circumstances. 

Affordability resources

Complete the Special Circumstances Form or contact the Financial Aid Office to discuss any household income changes that could change your students SAI.

  • Death of a parent
  • Divorce
  • Separation
  • Loss of employment
  • Substantial out-of-pocket medical expenses (exceeding 7.5% of adjusted gross income)

Click or tap the button to find more financial aid forms and instructions for secure document upload.

Financial Aid Forms


Contact Us

View financial aid related Frequently Asked Questions or contact the financial aid team to learn more.

Office of Financial Aid & Scholarships

Call, email or use the link to find expanded contact information to schedule a virtual meeting.