Can I apply as an early decision student if I need financial aid?

If Duke is your first choice and you are admitted, we want you to be able to attend—and we realize finances are a big part of that. You can apply early decision if you are willing to forgo comparing Duke’s financial aid award to other financial aid awards. We will provide an estimate with your Early Decision Admission packet if all of your financial aid materials are complete by the deadline.   

Note: Estimates are designed as a helpful tool as you prepare for the upcoming year, and finalized aid awards will be available in May for Early Decision students who have submitted all the required documentation.