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Tuition, Fees, and Ph.D. Stipends

Last updated September 28, 2021

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    Actual   Actual   Actual
    2019-20   2020-21   2021-22

Tuition

           
Master's Students (per semester, fall/spring)   $27,840   $27,840   $28,950
Master's Students (per term, summer I or II)   13,920   13,920   14,475
Master's Students/PT/Continuing (per unit)   3,230   3,230   3,360
Ph.D. Students (per semester - Yrs 1-3 AY)   27,840   27,840   28,950
Ph.D. Students (per semester - Yrs 4+ AY, All Students summer)   3,850   3,850   4,000
             

Fees

           
Transcript Fee (charged first term); Any student location   40.00   120.00   120.00
Student Recreation Fee (charged fall and spring)   158.00   -   162.75
Activity Fee (charged fall and spring); Any student location   18.25   -   18.25
Health Fee (charged fall and spring); Any student location   417.00   See below   429.00
Health Fee (charged summer); Any student location   294.00   302.00   302.00
Student Services Fee (Charged fall and spring); Any student location   10.00   See below   10.00
             

Because many students participated remotely due to COVID, the health fee and student services fee for AY 20-21 (highlighted in green below) were based on student location:

           

Student Services Fee (charged fall and spring); Students in NC

      7.50    

Student Services Fee (charged fall and spring); Students outside NC

      -    

Health Fee (charged fall and spring); Students in NC

      429.00    

Health Fee (charged fall and spring); Students outside NC but in U.S.

      100    

Health Fee (charged fall and spring); Students outside U.S.

      -    
             
Graduate Audit Fee (charged per audited course); Any student location   535.00   535.00   535.00
             

Other

           
Tuition Remission Rate**   37.3%   36.0%   36.5%
Ph.D. Student Fringe Benefit Rates   14.3%   13.4%   12.2%
Duke Student Medical Insurance   3,535   3,605   3,605
             

Recommended Stipends for Ph.D. Students

           
(All Position Types)            
The stipend rates listed below are the amounts recommended by The Graduate School. They apply to Ph.D. students in programs housed in Trinity, Nicholas, Pratt, Nursing, Medicine, and Sanford. Ph.D. programs provide either 9- or 12-month funding, depending on each program's available resources. Current and prospective students should check with their programs to find out which funding package is offered.The stipend rates listed below are the amounts recommended by The Graduate School.

First-year matriculants (Stipend starts in August)

           
Academic Year - 10 Months, August to May   23,850   24,300   24,750
   Per month - 10 Months, August to May   2,385   2,430   2,475
Full Year Total - 13 Months, August to August   31,800   32,400   33,000
   Per month - 13 Months, August to August   2,446.15   2,492.31   2,538.46
             

Year 2 and Beyond (Stipend starts in September)

           
Academic Year - 9 Months, September to May   23,850   24,300   24,750
Summer Term - 3 Months, June to August   7,950   8,100   8,250
Full Year Total - 12 Months, September to August   31,800   32,400   33,000
   Per Month   2,650   2,700   2,750
             

Teaching Assistantships

           
Teaching Assistant (Instructor per-course rate)   6,000   6,100   6,100
Teaching Assistant (Grader per-course rate)   3,000   3,050   3,050
Medical Teaching Assistant (9 months)   23,850   24,300   24,750
             

TGS Summer Research Fellowships

           
Summer Term - 3 Months June to August   5,500.00   6,500.00   8,250.00
   Per Month   1,833.33   2,166.67   2,750.00

 

  * - Projected rates for tuition, fees, and stipends are tentative and subject to change.

** - For longer term projections, the tuition remission rate can be assumed to increase 0.7% per year.