It depends on your situation. Your Summer 1 family contribution is 25% of your parent contribution for the previous academic year. Your Summer 2 family contribution is 25% of your parent contribution for the following academic year.
So, if your parent contribution was $10,000 for the academic year that will be ending in May, your Summer 1 family contribution will be $2,500. If your parent contribution for the academic year beginning in August is $16,000, your family contribution for Summer 2 would be $4,000. All other things being equal, you would receive more aid in Summer 1 than Summer 2, with these contributions.
Keep in mind that you can't receive Summer 2 aid until your financial aid application for the upcoming academic year is complete!
The cost of your Duke-In Global Education program is determined by the Global Education Office. Financial aid considers your expenses for tuition, fees, room, meals, estimated airfare, visas, and other personal expenses when preparing your award.
If you need to commit to a summer Global Education program before receiving your summer financial aid offer, estimating your aid is as easy as 1, 2, 3:
Determine your program's cost
- Your program's budget will be provided to you by the Global Education Office. This should include all billed expenses (tuition, fees, etc.) and out-of-pocket expenses (airfare, books, personal expenses, etc.).
Determine your summer contribution
- This is done by taking 25% of your current parent contribution (for Summer 1, the parent contribution for the previous year; for Summer 2, the parent contribution for the following year)
- Note: if your family's financial circumstances have changed, and your parent contribution increased significantly between the academic year that is ending and the academic year about to begin, your summer contribution may differ significantly between Summer 1 and Summer 2
Subtract your contribution from your cost of attendance
This is how much your summer financial aid offer is estimated to be. $500 of this amount will be offered to you as a loan that you can accept if you would like, and the rest will be grant aid.
In order to use federal loans (including Parent PLUS loans) for summer study, you must be enrolled at least half-time. This means you must be enrolled in at least 2 credits in a single summer session. If your summer study away program grants 2 credits in a summer session, you may be eligible for federal loans for that term.
If your summer study away program grants only one credit, or grants only one credit per summer session, you would not be eligible for federal loans (including Parent PLUS loans).
The Babcock scholarship replaces the need-based loan portion of the summer aid offer.
There is no separate application for the Babcock scholarship; students are automatically considered with their abroad application. This scholarship is available to Duke students who are:
- On need-based grant aid from Duke
- On summer Duke-In international programs
Selected students may see their aid offers change as the Babcock scholarship cancels and replaces the offered loan amount for institutional funds. For students that qualify, the scholarship gets posted during the summer that the student is eligible.
Please refer to Duke’s Global Education Office for additional details on the Babcock scholarship. If you have further questions, please contact your financial aid counselor.
Assuming both your financial aid and global education checklists are complete by the deadlines, the chart below indicates when you will be able to view your financial aid for your program:
|Term Away||Aid Updated Beginning In|
|Summer Session 1||Late March|
|Summer Session 2||May|
Your aid is first applied to your billed costs (tuition, fees, etc.). If your aid is more than your bill, we will send you instructions via DukeHub about how to receive your funding (see also "How do I get my refund?" below). If your aid is less than your bill, your pre-departure and out-of-pocket expenses should be paid from your expected family contribution.
First, make sure you've set up direct deposit to have your refund deposited directly into your bank account. If you are eligible for a refund to help pay for out-of-pocket expenses like airfare and visas, our office will send you an "Advanced Disbursement" form. This form is automatically supplied to you via DukeHub if:
- You've completed all paperwork for the Global Education Office
- You've committed to your Duke-In Global Education Program
- Your financial aid application is complete and you don't have any outstanding financial aid to-do items
- Your grants and loans significantly exceed the amount of your bill
Students who are receiving need-based aid from Duke for study with summer Duke-In Global Education programs may be eligible to have all or a portion of their standard minimum student contribution replaced by grant assistance during the academic year.
- Students studying during either Summer Session 1 or Summer Session 2 may have up to half of their standard minimum student contribution replaced by Duke grant assistance during the academic year.
- Students studying during both Summer Session 1 and Summer Session 2 may have up to the full amount of the standard minimum student contribution replaced by Duke grant assistance during the academic year. The amount of a student's standard minimum contribution depends on his or her year in school.
|Year in School||Standard Minimum Student Contribution|
Important Note: Students who are participating in DukeEngage or the required summer Public Policy or Global Health internship are also eligible for the replacement of the standard minimum student contribution. Students participating in Bass Connection programs that are six to eight weeks in duration may receive replacement of half the standard minimum student contribution, and students participating in Bass Connection programs greater than eight weeks in duration may receive replacement of the full standard student contribution.
Students who receive student contribution grant replacement due to participation in these programs remain eligible to receive additional replacement funds for participation in summer school at Duke, the Duke Marine Lab, or summer Duke-In Global Education programs. No other programs, circumstances, or internships are eligible for the standard minimum student contribution replacement grant.
If you voluntarily cancel your study away or are withdrawn involuntarily due to disciplinary probation, suspension, or violation of the Duke Community Standard, you are responsible for the payment of fees according to the schedule posted on the Global Education Website.