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Duke University Graduate School
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Box 90065
Durham, NC 27708 USA

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Cost of Attendance

Tuition and Fees - The following Graduate School Tuition, Fees and Stipends are for 2014-15. Tuition is charged on a per semester basis for all graduate students. Entering Ph.D. students are assessed $22,000 each semester (fall and spring) during academic years 1-3. The tuition charge for continuing Ph.D. students is $3,100 each semester (fall and spring) during academic years 4+. Summer tuition is levied as a flat rate of $3,100. Go to the Summer Registration Policy for additional information. Tuition charges for part-time master's or Continuing Studies students is $2,660 per unit or semester hour.

Transcript Fee - All entering students will be charged a one-time fee of $40 in the fall semester, entitling them to an unlimited number of Duke transcripts.

Health Fee - All full-time students and part-time degree seeking candidates are assessed a $309 fee each fall and spring semester for the use of Student Health Services. Students enrolled during the summer full term are assessed a $218.50 fee (which is adjusted if a student is enrolled in either summer I or summer II terms). The health fee is separate from that which would be paid for comprehensive health insurance, and does not provide for major medical coverage.

Health Insurance - Coverage is required. Students may select coverage from Duke's Student Medical Insurance Plan (SMIP), or provide proof of comparable health coverage. Students who choose SMIP will be charged in the fall semester, based on a rate that is tiered-by-age. An estimate for full-year coverage for students in 2013-2014 is $2,160. Additional health insurance information is available through the provider, Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS) of North Carolina. For additional information please contact Student Health.

Activity Fee - All students will be charged a student activity fee of $16.75 per semester by the Graduate and Professional Student Council to support campus events and student government. See GPSC for more information.

Recreation Fee - A charge of $87 per semester will be assessed all students for the use of on-campus recreation facilities, including Wilson and Brodie Recreation Centers.

Audit Fee - Degree-seeking graduate students registered full-time during fall and spring may audit courses without charge. Auditors are permitted on a space-available basis with the written consent of the instructor. Other students may register to audit through Continuing Studies for a fee. All students are assessed charges for summer audits.

Parking Fee - Students should contact Duke Parking and Transportation for information about parking availability and regulations.

Graduate Student Service Fee - This mandatory fee of $10 is charged in the fall and spring semesters to graduate and professional school students and supports co-curricular services such as University career services and cultural programming.