In 2022, tuition for full-time students at Duke University was $60,435 a year.
Tuition increased 4.05% in 2022–from $58,085 the previous year. On average, colleges raise tuition about 3% each year.
If this information makes going to college feel scary, remember, the total cost of tuition isn't the final cost for attending college. Many students owe way less than the total tuition after grants, scholarships, and tuition discounts are applied. Additionally, student loans can make theactual cost of attending college more manageable until after graduation.
Duke University is a private, religious institution, which means it has the same tuition for students from North Carolina as it does for students who live in other states.
Public schools receive funds from the state to help them cover costs. Public insitutions often offer reduced tuition for students who are residents of that state.
Choosing a college where you qualify for in-state residency can cut the cost of college tuition. Be sure to confirm your state's rules for in-state residency. Each state has different requirements to qualify as in-state resident. Most states require students to have resided in the state for a certain period of time before qualifying. There may be additional requirements as well, depending on where you live.
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Duke has the same tuition for international students as for those from out of state.
International students are not eligible for loans or grants from the U.S. government, but should research private or school-specific aid and scholarships. International students with need may qualify for the following types of financial support at Duke:
•On-campus jobs •Duke-specific scholarships
International students without financial need may be eligible for merit-based institutional scholarships and athletic awards.
Tuition is not the only cost of attending college; room and board, books, transportation and fees are also costs it consider when planning for college. Let's take a look at what impacts these costs, and what to expect at Duke.
Room and board at Duke is $16,650 a year. This number covers the cost of living in dorms or other on-campus housing, and a dining plan that allows you to eat all or some of your meals the Duke's on-campus cafeterias and dining halls. Students who live off campus but still want to use the dining facilities can choose to be on a meal plan. The cost of a mean plan, or board-only, is $12,542.
Meal-plan costs may vary depending on the numnber of meals you intend to eat on-campus
The cost of books often surprises first-year college students. The real cost of books depends on the courses you take and the materials required. To save money, many students choose to use books from the library or buy used textbooks and materials.
Most schools also have fees to offsets cost associated with maintaining facilties, like the computer labs and libraries, athletic facilities, and more.
There may be optional fees associated with participating in special activities, like joining a fraternity or sorority, or participating in sports or other extracurriculars. Many schools have resources so that those with demonstrated need to find ways to lower or eliminate these costs.
The total cost of transportation in college depends on a few key factors. Will you take a subway, car or an airplane to get to school? Is on-campus parking free, or will you need to budget for parking? Is the campus easy to get around on foot? Do you own a car, or are you planning to use busses, subways, or other modes of transportation? All of these questions can make a big difference in your estimated cost of transportation. At Duke, freshman are allowed to park on campus.
The location of a college or university can also have a big effect on the amount you'll have to spend just to get around. Small, rural schools may be easier to get around, but the cost of getting to campus may be higher. On the other hand transportation in an urban area may be expensive, but there may be more trains, busses and low-cost flight options to actually get to school. The Duke University campus is in a suburban setting in North Carolina.
When budgeting for college, don’t forget to take into account the cost of things like movies, takeouts, furniture or appliances for your dorm or housing, and essentials like laundry detergent, toothpaste and toilet paper.
Now, let’s do a rundown of all of the costs associated with college, to get a better estimate of how much students can expect to shell out for Duke.
What will the cost of attending Duke be? Here is a breakdown of tuition and expenses.
|2022 Total Tuition and Expenses|
|Room and Board||$16,650|
The total estimated cost will vary depending on whether you are going to live on-campus or off-campus.
|Total Estimated Costs|
The breakdowns above provide a good estimate of the total cost of attendance before financial aid and scholarships. Tuition and fees may vary depending on program, course level, location, and more.
In 2022, 2,602 of the 6,883 undergrads enrolled received financial aid. Duke meets 100% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates.
The average financial aid package for a full-time, first-year student is around $62,270 a year. Around 30% of Duke undergrads take out student loans to cover any remaining costs. Duke graduates who have student loans graduate with an average of $24,436 of student loan debt.
The average debt for each loan type varies.
|Average Debt By Loan Type|
|Most Common Loans for Duke Students|
Most students take out institutional or government loans, because they tend to have lower interest rates and more flexible repayment options than private loans. Loans from the federal government can be subsidized or unsubsidized. Subsidized loans do not accrue interest during school, while unsubsidized loans begin accruing interest at the time the loan is issued. If students do no qualify for enough federal loans to cover the cost of tuition, some take out private loans. Parents can also take out ParentPLUS loans, which are government loans for parents who are helping their children pay for college.
The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) helps colleges determine how much financial need students and their familes have, so they can offer a financial aid package that meets, or come close to meeting, their need. For more information on Duke financial aid, keep reading, or visit their financial aid website.
Some students may receive grants and scholarships to help pay for college. Unlike loans, scholarships and grants do not have to be paid back.
In 2022, Duke awarded 2,583 need-based scholarships to students, giving away total of $147 million to help students with financial need cover the cost of school. An additional $24.82 million in merit-based scholarship money was awarded to students without demonstrated financial need.
The net price of college is the actual cost of attending a school for one year. Net cost is calculated by subtracting any scholarships, grants or other aid that does not need to be paid back from the total cost. Student loans are not part of the calculation, because they need to be repaid.
Now that we have a sense of the total estimated costs for Duke students, we can subtract the average financial aid package to find the estimated net cost. Net cost can vary depending on a students’ need and the financial aid award received.
When considering whether a school fits your budget, it is important to consider the estimated net cost, not just the sticker price of tuition. Often, schools with the highest tuition also offer the most generous aid packages, so estimate your net cost before eliminating a school because it does fit your budget.
The average amount of financial aid received by a full-time first year student with demonstrated need at Duke was $62,270 in 2022. By substracting the average financial aid package from the estimated costs, we get a number that may make the cost of Duke seem more manageable.
|Estimated Net Cost for Full-Time Students|
What will attending Duke really cost you? The answer depends on several factors.
As of 2011, colleges are required to have a net price calculator on their website to help prospective students and their families understand the actual cost of attending that school, based on their financial situation. You can find the Duke's net cost calculator on their website.
Some students choose to use payment plans to make the cost of tuition fit more comfortably in their budget.
Duke offers an Installment Payment Plan, which allows students to pay tuition in a series of smaller chunks instead of one lump sum.
Schools sometimes waiver tuition for certain groups, to offset the cost of attending. Some schools offer tuition waivers for faculty, staff, and their families , underrepresented students, or military students. Even with a tuition waiver, students are usually responsible for housing, meal plans, and other expenses.
Duke has some full or partial tuition waivers available for: - Employees or Children of Employees
Check the financial aid website for more information on payment plans and tuition waivers.
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