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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A wealth of exciting opportunities are within reach for all students at Duke. We encourage you to use the cost calculators to learn how affordable Duke can be.



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Nov 1 / Early decision deadline

For both CSS and FAFSA applications

Feb 1 / Regular decision deadline

For both CSS and FAFSA applications

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01 - Submit FAFSA

Submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online by November 1. Please use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool to import your information into the FAFSA.

Note: Undocumented students should skip this step.

02 - Submit CSS Profile

Submit the CSS Profile online by the November 1 priority deadline to receive your aid estimate with your Admissions letter and information packet. Completed applications received the deadline may receive an estimate in January.

03 - 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.

04 - Review Your Estimate

Review your aid estimate. It will be based on the cost of attendance for 2022-2023,  and we’ll update it in the spring once the official 2023-2024 cost of attendance is announced. If you qualified for need-based grant aid and the cost of attendance for 2023-2024 is higher than the current year, we’ll increase your grant aid to cover the difference.

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*exclusive of transportation