financial aid

House education bill may cause big changes for college financial aid

House education bill may cause big changes for college financial aid

Kailey Love | Photo Editor 01/11/18 UPDATE: 01/17/18 Correction of Rep. Foxx’s name. Only one x had been used in the last sentence. Shortly before Christmas on Capitol Hill, several House Republicans compiled a 542-page bill that would significantly change how Duquesne students, and students nationwide, fund their education. On Dec. 1, 2017, House Republicans […]

PA Attorney General sues student loan company, Navient

PA Attorney General sues student loan company, Navient

Raymond Arke | News Editor 10/12/17 Student loans are often the bane of college students, an extra worry piled on to class work and job prospects. Now there is more cause for concern as one of the nation’s largest student loan companies is being sued by the Pennsylvania Attorney General, Josh Shapiro. Shapiro announced last […]

Pa budget impasse threatens college aid

Pa budget impasse threatens college aid

By Casey Chafin | The Duquesne Duke Duquesne students who rely on state funds to pay their tuition have no choice but to wait and watch as Pennsylvania lawmakers fail to pass a state budget for the fifth consecutive month. Duquesne students are lucky, however: the university has decided to credit their accounts until the […]

Duquesne uses generous financial aid as recruitment tool

Duquesne uses generous financial aid as recruitment tool

By Brandon Addeo | The Duquesne Duke As it turns out, almost no one pays the sticker price at Duquesne. The university offers financial aid to 99 percent of incoming freshmen, according to a recent Money magazine study. The university offered freshmen an average of $14,437 per student in financial aid in the 2012-13 academic […]

Higher education grants higher consequences

By Jacqui Hatch | Student Columnist It’s the age-old typical conversation every parent has with his or her child, “Kiddo, what do you want to be when you grow up?” From this discussion, parents advise and preach about the wonders of college and the doors it will open. I cannot count how many times my […]

University keeps need-blind aid policy

By Pat Higgins | The Duquesne Duke As schools around the country have recently decided to stray from need-blind financial aid policies, Duquesne has embraced theirs. When college admission offices abide by a need-blind policy, a student’s financial situation is not a variable in his or her admission to a University. Some schools around the […]