Federal Student Aid

Duquesne uses the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to award financial aid. Complete the FAFSA online (DU school code 003258).

Please note this change for divorced or separated parents for 2024-2025:  The parent who provided the most financial support to the student will need to provide their information. Previously, the parent who the student lived with the most provided their information.  Learn more about contributors and additional FAFSA changes.

State and Federal Grants

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 NoReply@grantus.pheaa.org to the address you provided on the FAFSA about your next steps to complete the application for the PA State Grant. 

Apply or update your PA State Grant for the 2023-2024 academic year and be sure to list Duquesne University as your first choice so your PA State Grant information will be sent directly to Duquesne.  Pennsylvania residents will be required to complete the State Grant Status Notice.  

Duquesne's matching grant award

CSS Profile

Families may also consider completing a CSS Profile for a more complete review of your financial circumstances than the FAFSA alone. The CSS Profile is not currently 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 institutional aid is being awarded.) Duquesne's CSS code is 2196. There is a fee to create a profile, but you may be eligible for the fee waiver

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Self Service

Financial Aid Self Service is available to currently enrolled and newly admitted students (newly admitted students will receive an email when they have information available. In Financial Aid Self Service, you can view and obtain your required financial aid requirements, documents, forms, financial aid award eligibility and any notifications.

Forms & Documents

Use this link to find the financial aid forms and documents you need and the instructions to upload them securely.

Financial Aid 101

Learn more about grants, work-study, scholarships and loans.

Policies and Procedures

Financial Aid policies, procedures, and terms and conditions

Summer Financial Aid

Undergraduate students may have the following financial aid program available, depending on enrollment status and eligibility:

  • Federal Pell Grant
  • Federal Work Study
  • Federal Direct Loans
  • PA State Grant for eligible undergraduate students who apply for summer funding through PHEAA
  • Federal Parent PLUS or Private Alternative Loans for students with an approved application

Learn more about taking summer classes and special tuition rates

Additional FInancial Aid Resources

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