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Other Types of Aid

On this page you can find information about less common forms of financial aid. 

The AmeriCorps program provides a Segal AmeriCorps Education Award of up to $4,725 for full-time members who complete their service to pay for college, graduate school, or to pay back qualified educational loans.

Students on financial aid who receive an Americorps Education Award will see the student contribution reduced, then the self-help (loans and work study) reduced before any University grant funds are reduced. In order to make the most of the service award, it is to the benefit of the student to understand the self-help levels in his or her financial aid package before requesting the AmeriCorps contribution. Please note, AmeriCorps awards will not reduce the calculated family contribution in any circumstance.

Duke University provides three ROTC programs for interested students, all of which offer the possibility of financial aid in the form of scholarships and other aid options. For more information on each program, including how to become a Reserve Officer candidate, please follow the links provided below.

Undocumented students are eligible to receive need-based aid from Duke and are admitted without regard to financial need. In addition to Duke's support, students looking for additional information and resources may also want to consider the websites below:

The Gates Millennium Scholars (GMS) Program selects 1,000 talented students each year to receive a good-through-graduation scholarship to use at any college or university of their choice. At Duke, Gates scholars will receive funding to replace the self-help portion of any need-based aid offer. To learn more about the Gates Millennium Scholarship program, please visit their website.

MPOWER Financing offers loans and scholarships for international and DACA students. To learn more about the options available, please visit their website.  

Say Yes to Education is a non-profit organization that provides scholarships to students attending state institutions of higher education and has agreements with over 100 private colleges and universities around the nation who agree to provide full tuition scholarships to qualified Say Yes students. Currently, Say Yes scholars can come from Buffalo, New York, Syracuse, New York, and Guilford County, North Carolina.

There is nothing additional that a Say Yes applicant has to do at Duke to be considered a Say Yes Scholar. All students must complete the application process through Say Yes to qualify for the program. To begin the Say Yes process students must complete the FAFSA form as well as the Say Yes Certification form. Further instructions will be emailed to you by Say Yes after the Certification form is completed.

For all Duke Say Yes Scholars, we agree to provide at least a scholarship equal to full tuition if the scholar’s calculated family income is $75,000 or less. Students in this category could potentially receive more than full tuition based on Duke’s current policy which provides a scholarship to cover full tuition and fees, room and partial board to families whose income falls below $60,000.

Say Yes Scholars whose family income is above $75,000 can qualify for up to $5,000 in scholarship funding annually from Say Yes to Education. Duke will apply this $5,000 in Say Yes Scholarship funding to reduce any loans or work study included in the initial financial aid package (see our outside scholarship policy here). For more information on the Say Yes to Education programs, how they work and how to apply, please visit http://sayyesguilford.org/ for students from Guilford County, North Carolina.