Duke University will freeze undergraduate tuition, rescind increase
Posted August 1, 2020 6:02 p.m. EDT
Updated April 7, 2021 1:42 p.m. EDT
Durham, N.C. — Duke University President Vincent E. Price on Saturday said in an announcement on the school's website it will freeze undergraduate tuition and rescind the planned 3.9 percent tuition increase scheduled for the 2020-2021 academic year.
“Duke is committed to providing a rigorous and enriching academic experience to all students, no matter where they will be studying this year," Price said in a statement. "At the same time, we recognize that COVID-19 has led to immediate and significant financial stress for our students and families that the university can help address through these changes.
“Be assured that Duke’s pledge to meet the full demonstrated financial need for all students remains strong and the university is prepared to make additional investments in financial aid.”
Duke officials also said they will continue to work with students and families who are dealing with financial circumstances that may have changed in recent months.