Important Deadlines

The deadlines for financial aid applications will differ depending on whether you apply through the early or regular decision process. Use the chart below to find out when you'll need to submit your information to Duke, and for a complete list of steps, please see the Applying for Aid guide.


A group of students

For Students Applying to Attend in 2018-19

Early Decision Applicants

  US Citizens and Permanent Residents Foreign Nationals DACA and Undocumented Students
November 15

CSS Profile (and non-custodial Profile if applicable)

CSS Profile CSS Profile
FAFSA N/A N/A
November 22 2016 tax documents to IDOC 2016 gov’t or employers Earnings Statements to Office of Undergraduate Financial Support

2016 earnings statements or US tax returns and W2s if available to IDOC

If not available, submit non-filer form on IDOC site.
2016 Non- Custodial Tax Documents to Office of Undergraduate Financial Support N/A 2016 non-custodial tax documents (if available) or earnings statements to Office of Undergraduate Financial Support

A student studying in Perkins Library, possibly Bostock

Regular Decision Applicants

  US Citizens and Permanent Residents Foreign Nationals DACA and Undocumented Students
February 1

CSS Profile (and non-custodial Profile if applicable)

CSS Profile CSS Profile
FAFSA N/A N/A
2016 tax documents to IDOC 2016 gov’t or employers Earnings Statements to Office of Undergraduate Financial Support

2016 earnings statements or US tax returns and W2s if available to IDOC

If not available, submit non-filer form on IDOC site.
2016 Non- Custodial Tax Documents to Office of Undergraduate Financial Support N/A 2016 non-custodial tax documents (if available) or earnings statements to Office of Undergraduate Financial Support