Financial Support

Financial Support

Making Duke Possible

At Duke, we do more than offer financial aid. We offer support. Our goal is to ensure that students have the resources to attend and thrive—from application to graduation and all the experiences in between.

Financial Support

Of Duke undergraduates receive aid


Of Duke students graduate debt-free



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Nov 4 / Early decision deadline

CSS Profile and FAFSA applications

Feb 1 / Regular decision deadline

CSS Profile and FAFSA applications

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01 - Submit CSS Profile and FAFSA Applications

Submit the CSS Profile and the Free Application for Student Aid (FAFSA) online by the November 4th priority deadline to receive your aid estimate with your offer of admission in December. Completed applications received after the deadline may receive an estimate in January.

It is important to complete both the CSS Profile and the FAFSA to be considered for all available funding. Both applications are available beginning October 1st, 2024.

Note: Undocumented students do not need to complete the FAFSA application.

02 - Submit Additional Forms (if Requested)

Submit any additional forms if requested.

Some applicants may be required to submit taxes and/or additional documentation to the College Board. If this is the case, you will receive email communication from the College Board providing you with instructions on how to submit any additional requirements through their online IDOC service.

If you do not receive a request to submit additional information, the Karsh Office of Undergraduate Financial Support has enough information to provide an estimated financial aid award at the time of admission.

03 - Review Your Estimate

Review your aid estimate. It will be based on the cost of attendance for 2024-2025,  and we’ll update it in the spring once the official 2025-2026 cost of attendance is announced. If you qualified for need-based grant aid and the cost of attendance for 2025-2026 is higher than the current year, we’ll increase your grant aid to cover the difference.



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