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Special Financial Opportunities

Duquesne University is often recognized in publications such as U.S. News and World Report and Washington Monthly for the value our education provides relative to the cost of attending. Combining a great education at a great price, special financial opportunities are available for many graduate programs. 

The following degree programs are currently offering special tuition rates:


25% Tuition Award

Additionally, Duquesne is offering a 25% tuition award for select graduate degrees. Learn more about the programs offering this award as well as the eligibility requirements.

If you have questions about these special financing opportunities, please contact Todd Eicker, Director of Graduate Admissions at 412.396.6219 or eickert@duq.edu or the Office of Financial Aid at 412.396.6607.


McNair Scholar Alumni Award

Part of our fabric is a strong commitment to a diverse community of scholars and professionals. We recognize McNair Scholars' potential for success in pursuing a graduate education at Duquesne and the unique perspectives and insight they bring to our community.

Therefore, we are delighted to announce our McNair Scholar Alumni Award. Beginning in Fall 2017, McNair Scholar alumni will be eligible to receive a one-time $5,000 tuition award. This award will be applied during the first year of study provided the scholar is enrolled in a degree-seeking graduate program. The McNair Scholar Alumni Award can be combined with any additional scholarships or awards that scholars may receive from their program of interest. 

For more information on the McNair Scholar Alumni Award, please contact the EMG-Graduate Admissions Office.


School of Nursing Tuition Awards

Within the School of Nursing there exists a 30% tuition discount and a 50% tuition discount for eligible students enrolling in specified graduate nursing programs at Duquesne University. 

For more information and eligibility requirements, please refer to the School of Nursing website or contact the school directly.


Lay Teacher 60% Tuition Award

Current full-time lay teachers of pre-K through high school or school administrators in a Roman Catholic school in the Pittsburgh, Greensburg, or Altoona-Johnstown Dioceses pursuing a non-doctoral degree or certificate in the School of Education may be eligible to receive a 60% discount on School of Education tuition.