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Duke tuition to rise 4 percent

Posted February 22, 2013
Updated February 23, 2013

— Duke University's Board of Trustees on Friday approved a 4 percent increase in undergraduate tuition for the 2013-14 school year, officials said.

Annual tuition will rise to $44,020, and the total cost for the school year, including room, board and fees, will go to $58,278.

Tuition increases at Duke's graduate and professional schools range from 2 percent in the Sanford School of Public Policy to 4.9 percent in the School of Nursing.

Officials said they expect Duke to spend $127.9 million on undergraduate financial aid this year, which is up 7 percent from 2011-12. 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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  • littleriver69 Feb 28, 2013

    Heck, why not make it a even $100,000 a year and be done with it?

  • Terkel Feb 22, 2013

    "More than half of Duke students receive some form of financial assistance from the university, including 40 percent who receive need-based financial aid."

    Which may be why tuition is so high for the rest, but as long as it's their money, it's their decision. I do think it's great that a truly deserving poor student has the same chance to anyone regardless of ability to pay.

  • Terkel Feb 22, 2013

    I didn't know that about the needs-blind admissions policy. Very commendable.

  • No Party Affiliate Feb 22, 2013

    Only rich may apply unless your good in basketball.

  • Whatever Geez Feb 22, 2013

    yes, most schools tuition goes up 2.5%-5% however, they also try to lessen that margin with institutional funds....

  • SueInNC Feb 22, 2013

    Well worth the educational, cultural and other opportunities Duke offers. UNC Chapel Hill is rising in its reputation as well as its tuition. I think a 4% increase in Duke tuition is justified.

  • computer trainer Feb 22, 2013

    $58,278.