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College Cost Transparency Initiative

Duke is committed to using the Principles & Standards of the College Cost Transparency Initiative in its student financial aid offer.

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Cost of Attendance

Students at Duke pay on a sliding scale based on their financial circumstances. Over half of our students pay far less than the total cost of attendance, with 21% of our first-year class attending tuition-free in the last year. You can read below to find the cost before your aid is applied, but the most important thing is how much Duke is likely to cost you after our assistance. You can receive an estimate of your cost with aid here.  

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2023-2024 Estimated Cost of Attendance (Before Financial Aid)

1st-year Undergraduate Student

Billed Costs 

 

Tuition$63,450
Estimated Fees$2,722
Housing$9,884
Food$9,182
Total Billed Expenses 85,238

 

Estimate of other expenses

These expense estimates are not billed and actual costs will vary by student 
Books, Course Materials, Supplies, & Equipment$536

Miscellaneous Personal Expenses**

$3,274
Transportation (domestic)$582-$1,318, depending on home address

Estimated Cost of Attendance (Total Costs): $89,630-$90,366


* The Estimated Cost of Attendance is our best approximation of what each student at Duke would need to cover basic expenses for nine months before any financial aid is applied. You can find more information about costs and fees on the Bursar's website.

**Miscellaneous Personal Expenses include items like laundry, clothing, snacks, personal care items, etc.

 

2023-2024 Estimated Cost of Attendance (Before Financial Aid)

Returning Undergraduate Students

Billed Costs 

 

Tuition$63,450
Estimated Fees$2,542
Housing$9,884
Food$8,138
Total Billed Expenses 84,014

 

Estimate of other expenses

These expense estimates are not billed and actual costs will vary by student 
Books, Course Materials, Supplies, & Equipment$536

Miscellaneous Personal Expenses**

$3,274
Transportation (domestic)$582-$1,318, depending on home address

Estimated Cost of Attendance (Total Costs): $88,406-$89,142

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