|Submission Date||Feb. 28, 2019|
PA-7: Affordability and Access
|1.00 / 4.00|
Does the institution have policies and programs to make it accessible and affordable to low-income students?:
A brief description of any policies and programs to minimize the cost of attendance for low-income students:
Notice of Nondiscrimination Policy
It is the policy of Duquesne University to admit those applicants who are best qualified to profit from the opportunities it offers for intellectual, spiritual and social growth. It does not discriminate on the basis of religious preference, sex, race, color, national or ethnic origin, non-performance-related handicap or veteran's status in the administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletics or other University-sponsored programs.
A brief description of any programs to equip the institution’s faculty and staff to better serve students from low-income backgrounds:
Duquesne University provides students with two offices, Financial Aid and Student Accounts that can assist students and potential students with financial aid concerns every weekday during business hours.
A brief description of the institution’s programs to guide and prepare students and families from low-income backgrounds for higher education:
Duquesne University's Financial Aid Office provides a free online guide about how to apply for financial aid at Duquesne University and beyond. Financial aid options range from university scholarship and employment opportunities as well as government and private scholarship, loan, and grant opportunities.
A brief description of the institution's scholarships for low-income students:
Duquesne University Academic Scholarship Award is based exclusively on academic
achievement; amount varies based on program of study, cumulative high school GPA and standardized test scores.
On-Campus Room Award is an award available to students who live on campus.
Other scholarships include: Chancellor's Scholarship, Leading Teacher Program (LTP) 50% Award, and the ROTC Scholars Award.
A brief description of the institution’s targeted outreach to recruit students from low-income backgrounds:
Duquesne University does not have targeted outreach to students of any income background but does do outreach at almost all Preview Days and Open Houses to attract students of all demographic backgrounds.
A brief description of the institution’s other policies or programs to make the institution accessible and affordable to low-income students:
Duquesne University works to ensure that veterans and their dependents are eligible for education benefits. The Certifying Official at Duquesne University can assist you in obtaining your VA benefits. Walk-up services are available at the Registrar's Office on the ground floor of the Administration Building during normal business hours.
Does the institution have policies and programs to support non-traditional students?:
A brief description of the institution’s scholarships provided specifically for part-time students:
A brief description of the institution’s on-site child care facility, partnership with a local facility, and/or subsidies or financial support to help meet the child care needs of students:
Duquesne University and the YMCA Duquesne University Child Development Center offers child care for children 6 weeks to 5 years of age. This service is available to all members of the Duquesne community; faculty, staff, and students.
Financial assistance is available to those in need.
A brief description of the institution’s other policies and programs to support non-traditional students:
Does the institution wish to pursue Part 2 of this credit (tracking accessibility and affordability)? (If data is not available, select 'No'):
The percentage of entering students that are low-income (0-100):
The graduation/success rate for low-income students (0-100):
On average, the percentage of need that was met for students who were awarded any need-based aid (e.g. as reported to the U.S. Common Data Set initiative, item H2) (0-100):
The percentage of students graduating with no interest-bearing student loan debt or for whom no out-of-pocket tuition is required (i.e. the percentage of graduates who have not taken out interest-bearing loans) (0-100):
Estimated percentage of students that participate in or directly benefit from the institution’s policies and programs to support low-income and non-traditional students (0-100):
The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
The information presented here is self-reported. While AASHE staff review portions of all STARS reports and institutions are welcome to seek additional forms of review, the data in STARS reports are not verified by AASHE. If you believe any of this information is erroneous or inconsistent with credit criteria, please review the process for inquiring about the information reported by an institution and complete the Data Inquiry Form.