Student Financials for a Semester at Duke

This site consolidates the financial information found across multiple Duke websites and additional information specific to DKU undergraduate Students at Duke. We hope you find it helpful. Please reach out to us at with any questions.



Cost to Attend Duke

 All rates provided at this time are estimates and are subject to change.

1 Spring tuition is paid to DKU directly. Summer tuition is for two regular non-science lab courses.

Summer tuition is $3,325 for a science lab course, $1,300 for a half-course and $650 for a quarter-course.

2 Room & Board - Spring amount is for double room with A/C. Summer housing is single rooms.

3 US students may have the option to waive Duke's insurance with proof of coverage on another US policy. Non-US students do not have the option to waive Duke's insurance.

4 These are estimates. Actual class selection will determine these costs.

5 These are estimates of basic living expenses for duration of the term.


Additional information on the Cost to Attend Duke is provided in the following links:

Explanation of Fees

Student Housing


Student Health


Billing Schedule

Spring Bills will go out November 30, 2021 and will be due January 7, 2022.

All bills are delivered electronically. A copy of each bill will be sent to you via your Duke e-mail account each time a new e-bill is posted to your DukeHub account.

Summer 1 2022 Bills will go out April 15, 2022 and will be due May 12, 2022.

Summer 2 2022 Bills will go out May 15, 2022 and will be due June 12, 2022.

Fall 2022 Bills will go out early August 2022 and will be due early September 2022.

Add a Proxy to Your Duke Student Account

Is someone helping you pay your bill at Duke? If so, you can add them to your account. Anyone to whom you have given Proxy Access to view your bills on DukeHub will be copied on the billing emails when they are sent to you. Please visit (link is external) for instructions on how to grant Proxy Access.

Monthly Payment Plan

Duke University partners with Nelnet to allow students and their parents* to pay monthly payments from December 1 through April 1 for the Spring semesters for a non-refundable plan enrollment fee of $40. Payments are automatically withdrawn from a domestic bank. Spring payment plans became available October 1, 2021. Plan deadlines are as follows:

For more information, visit (link is external) or contact Nelnet at 1-800-609-8056.

For Fall 2022 planning purposes, Nelnet allows monthly payments from July 1 – November for the Fall semesters.

* Proxy payers do not have access to create Nelnet plans through their Duke Hub Account; a student must login through their Duke Hub Account to navigate Nelnet to add authorized payers.

Loans and Federal Aid

Please be reminded that DKU is not a participating school for Title IV funding (the U.S. Federal Student Aid Program) and therefore DKU students are not able to take out a traditional U.S. student loan. Although Duke University has this designation, it is not applicable to DKU students, even while they study at Duke, because Duke is not their home institution. Study Away students are considered guest students from the perspective of the U.S. Federal Student Aid Program. If you have questions about financial aid, please direct them to the DKU Financial Aid office at and someone will be glad to assist you. Kindly note that the Duke Office of Financial Aid is not able to assist DKU students in this matter.

Holds on Student Accounts

Do you have a hold on your account at Duke or DKU? These will prevent you from signing up for Duke Spring 2022 housing and enrolling in classes at Duke, beginning October 18, 2021, or DKU on November 1, 2021. What to do if you have a hold:

For Outstanding Balances

You can reach out to the Duke Bursar’s Office ( to discuss payment options so that you can show progress toward paying down the balance and request approval for course registration.

Other questions can be directed to

For Student Verification

Duke requests that you verify your personal information. To complete the verification process:

  1. Log into
  2. Click on the “Student Verification” link in your Tasks section under My Information in DukeHub.

Special Notes: