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Duke University Tuition & Costs

Your Estimated Price

$59,578 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$44,020 tuition
$12,902 on campus room & board
$1,300 books and supplies
$1,356 fees
(Based on stats from 2013/2014)

$59,578 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$44,020 tuition
$12,902 on campus room & board
$1,300 books and supplies
$1,356 fees
(Based on stats from 2013/2014)
Estimated Net Price
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Average Aid

$38,662 Annual Institutional Aid

Average Aid
64% of students receive aid
15% get federal aid ($7,795 avg)
3% get state aid ($3,149 avg)
47% get institn'l aid ($38,662 avg)
39% get loans ($5,436 avg)

Tuition Trends

Historical Tuition and Fees, with Projected Future Amounts

Future projections are based on past four years' data averaging 4.08% annual change in in-state tuition and fees and 4.08% change in out-of-state tuition and fees. Amounts shown are estimates only and not guaranteed. For a better estimate, contact the college directly.

Financial Aid

Annual Aid Awarded
Average Amount Percent Awarded
Grant or Scholarship Aid $40,412 48%
Federal Grant Aid $7,795 15%
Pell Grants $4,078 14%
Other Federal Grants $15,837 4%
Institution Grant Aid $38,662 47%
State Grant Aid $3,149 3%
Student Loans $5,436 39%
Federal Loans $4,295 38%
Other Loans $15,174 3%

Merit Aid Available

Merit Aid

Merit Scholarships Available Amount freshman returning transfer graduate
$37,630 Y
$47,810 Y
$47,810 Y
$47,810 Y
$47,810 Y
$47,810 Y
$47,810 Y Y
$8,000 Y
Financial Aid Timeline
Financial aid priority deadline: March 1
Financial aid deadline: March 1
College will notify student of financial aid decisions on or about: April 1
Student must reply to financial aid decision by: May 1
Does Duke University offer...
Prepaid Tuition Plan? Yes
Financial Aid Contact Info
103 Allen Bldg
Durham, NC 27708
(919) 684-3214
Costs Per Credit Hour
In State $1,375
Out of State $1,375


Student Responses to Review Topic: Bang for the buck
  • 5
  • BlueDevil
  • Dec-27-2015 I am a past student here

    Duke is expensive but has great financial aid. The Duke name carries.

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  • 5
  • KZ
  • Dec-24-2015 I am a current student here

    It is costly, but financial aid and scholarships can alleviate the burdens. Yet I think after it's all said and done in four years, every graduate feels that it was worth every penny.

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  • 4
  • Autumn from Spring, TX
  • May-07-2014 I am a current student here

    Duke is an incredibly expensive university - but often times the amenities offered seem to make up for this. There are top notch academic professors, there is easy to find funding for special events and activities, new, well kept athletic facilities are readily available, freebies are often easy to find, and one always feels safe on campus. I can't say for sure whether Duke is worth the price tag, but most students rarely feel they're being cheated.

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