Financial Aid

What You Need to Know
  • By late June, everyone should have received a bill for fall tuition and fees sent to your Duke email address. If you do not receive a bill, please check your spam/junk folder. You should also be able to see your bill in DukeHub.
  • The amount you owe should be at the bottom of the bill and reflect scholarships and any loans you have accepted. If you are borrowing but you have not accepted your loans, please go to DukeHuband accept the loans you want to accept. You can subtract that amount from what you owe and pay the difference.
  • You will get another bill for spring. Remember that financial aid is split evenly between fall and spring.
  • Institutional financial aid (scholarships and loans) will not disburse until 10 days prior to the start of class; however, if you have accepted your financial aid the bursar will know that the funds will be coming. You should pay only the difference, if any.
  • Go to the Bursar’s office website for instructions on how to pay your bill. Most students pay by e-check through DukeHub but a monthly payment plan may be an option, details at the website.
  • If you are expecting a refund you need to set up direct deposit. You can do that from DukeHub.
  • Assistantships and work-study will not be considered in the amount owed because you must earn the money first. More information on this during orientation.
General Tips:
  • Borrow only the amount you think you need.
  • Loans can be adjusted at any point without penalty provided adjustments are made within 120 days of disbursement.
  • US citizens and permanent residents may be eligible to borrow through the Federal Direct Unsubsidized and/or GradPLUS loan programs. Eligibility is determined by the FAFSA.
  • You may not receive financial aid in excess of the overall cost of attendance. That includes scholarships, grants, assistantship, work-study, loans. Any outside funding you may receive will affect loan amounts and may require an adjustment of other financial aid.

If you have questions, please contact the Nicholas School’s financial aid administrator, Assistant Dean Cynthia Peters.