Spring Financial/Refunds

Spring Refunds


In the case of withdrawal from the university, tuition will be reduced according to the following  schedule:


Withdrawal                                               Refund

Before  classes begin                              Full amount

During first or second week                    80%

During third, fourth, or fifth week            60%

During sixth week                                     20%

After sixth week                                         None


Grants or loans will be restored to those funds on the same pro rata basis and will not be refunded or carried forward. In the event of death, a full tuition, fees, and residence hall refund will be granted. In case of a call to military service, a full semester’s tuition, full purchase price of textbooks from the university’s book store, and the pro rata amount of the room charge will be refunded. The outstanding balance of the food service plan will be refunded in case of military service or death.

In the case of dropping special fee courses (e.g., music, art, golf), or of part-time students dropping audit courses, a full refund will be granted students during the Drop/Add period. Students changing status to part time are required to request permission at the time of preregistration; therefore, no refunds are granted during the Drop/Add period or subsequently for changes which involve carrying less than a full-time load.

Because Duke University participates in the Title IV federal aid programs, it follows federal guidelines with respect to the refund and repayment of these funds. All first-time students who withdraw within 60 percent of the enrollment period will have their charges and financial aid adjusted according to the federal regulations. Additional information regarding this procedure may be obtained from the Office of Financial Aid.