Tuition, Aid on Rise

June 1, 2008

The board of trustees has approved tuition increases for next year. Tuition for undergraduate students enrolled in the Trinity College of Arts and Sciences and the Pratt School of Engineering for the 2008-09 academic year will be $36,065, up 5 percent from $34,335 in the current year. The total cost to attend Duke, including room and board, will be $47,985, an increase of 4.8 percent from 2007-08.

Tuition increases for the graduate and professional schools are as follows:

  • Divinity School-$16,570, up 4.5 percent
  • Fuqua School of Business (daytime M.B.A.)-$44,100, up 5.8 percent
  • Graduate School-$36,190, up 6 percent
  • Law School-$42,160, up 5.5 percent
  • Nicholas School of the Environment and Earth Sciences-$27,600, up 3.8 percent
  • School of Medicine-$41,126, up 5.5 percent
  • School of Nursing-$36,900, up 13.9 percent

At the same meeting, the trustees approved a 28 percent increase in spending from the university's endowment for all categories of financial aid. Administrators say that, overall, Duke expects to increase undergraduate financial aid by more than 17 percent, to about $86 million next year.