The sticker price for attending Duke is 70,804, but students rarely pay this full amount. Approximately half of those enrolling in Duke will receive support from the school thanks to their commitment to meeting 100% of demonstrated need of their accepted students.

For students wishing to apply for financial aid through the school, CSS profiles for Early Decision applicants must be received by November 1st with any tax documents by November 15th. For regular decision students, CSS profiles and FAFSA applications must be turned in by March 1st with tax documents by March 15th.

In addition to assistance from the school, approximately 12 % receive grants from the government.


Tuition & Financial Aid for 2018

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Full Cost of Attendance

Sticker Price

$70,804
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College costs often differ from the school's listed prices because College Raptor estimates costs for the upcoming year based on historical inflation using the most recently available data about each college from the U.S. Department of Education.

Scholarships, Grants, and Aid

  • Average Student Grant Aid
    $47,055
  • Percent Receiving Grant Aid
    45 %
  • Average Institutional Grant
    $44,543
  • Percent Receiving Institutional Grant
    45 %
  • Average Federal Grant
    $8,558
  • Percent Receiving Grant
    12 %
  • Average Student Loans
    $6,167
  • Percent Receiving Student Loans
    39 %
  • Endowment
    $6,839,780,000
  • Endowment Per Student
    $434,685
  • Endowment figures are not a good indicator of available financial aid.
    Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans)

Middle Class Affordability Rankings

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Average Net Price by Income - Reported in 2015-2016

Athletic Scholarships (not need based)
  • Average scholarship / Female athlete
    $33,141
  • Average scholarship / Male athlete
    $29,597
  • Average scholarship / athlete
    $31,030
  • # Female athletes
    254
  • # Male athletes
    374
  • Total # athletes
    628
  • Payment Options
    Prepaid tuition plan
    Tuition payment plan

Average Net Price by Income - Estimated

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