Duke tuition to rise 3.9 percent

Posted March 1, 2014

— Duke University's Board of Trustees on Saturday approved a 3.9 percent increase in undergraduate tuition for the 2014-15 school year, officials said.

Annual tuition will rise to $45,820, and the total cost for the school year, including room, board and fees, will go to $60,533.

Tuition increases at Duke's graduate and professional schools range from 3.5 percent in the Sanford School of Public Policy to 4.9 percent in the School of Nursing.

Officials said they expect Duke to spend $130.5 million on undergraduate financial aid this year, which is up 31 percent from 2009-10. Estimates for next year's financial aid costs won't be finalized until packages for new and returning students are completed.

Duke has a need-blind admissions policy, under which the university accepts students without regard to their ability to pay for college and then meets 100 percent of their demonstrated financial need, officials said. More than half of Duke students receive some form of financial assistance from the university, including 40 percent who receive need-based financial aid


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  • beaupeep Mar 3, 2014

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    Anyone who hires an experienced employee based on school attended rather than job experience and references probably still dresses up in face paint to go to their homecoming game.

  • ncguy Mar 3, 2014

    Most students probably don't even have to work after daddy's inheritance

    Or daddy's company will pay for it and write it off as job training

  • xylem01 Mar 3, 2014

    Where on earth did you come up with that? That is just so not true.

  • Maurice Pentico Jr. Mar 3, 2014
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    Too bad Duke cant seem to give its employee similar raises. My spouse works there.

    As for paying tuition... a degree is basically a degree, regardless of where you get it. And after your first job, most employers wont hardly look at a transcript much less where your degree came from.

  • Phyxius1 Mar 3, 2014

    Both of my kids got accepted and would have been given grants of 75% of tuition paid due to wife working there. They both turned them down for other schools that they liked better. I think my wallet actually cried...

  • 68_dodge_polara Mar 3, 2014

    Got to keep the peasants out.

  • Wiser_now Mar 3, 2014

    There ARE other colleges out there. There is no reason to go into that much debt for a four-year degree.

  • beaupeep Mar 3, 2014

    Co-eds all over campus are busy reviewiing scripts.

  • ncguy Mar 3, 2014

    wow!- so what that now? 65K a year

    over 1/4 million for a 4 year dergree


  • MT.Net Mar 3, 2014

    Now Duke students will need two jobs to pay tuition: porn flicks AND pole dancing.