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Last updated April 17,2024

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Master's Students (per semester, fall/spring)$31,310$32,560
Master's Students (per term, summer I or II)15,65516,280
Master's Students/PT/Continuing (per unit)3,6343,780
Ph.D. Students (per semester - Yrs 1-3 AY)31,31032,560
Ph.D. Students (per semester - Yrs 4+ AY, All Students summer)4,3254,500


Transcript Fee (charged first term)120.00120.00
Student Recreation Fee (charged fall and spring)180.00187.00
Activity Fee (charged fall and spring)18.2518.45
Student Services Fee (charged fall and spring)11.5012.00
Health Fee (charged fall and spring)472.50484.00
Health Fee (charged summer)341.00351.50*
Graduate Audit Fee (charged per audited course)535.00535.00


Tuition Remission Rate**32.9%32.7%
Ph.D. Student Fringe Benefit Rates12.0%9.3%
Duke Student Medical Insurance3282.123,461.64
Duke Student Dental Insurance329.00329.00

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 a 12-month funding commitment, and funding sources for the commitment vary depending on each program’s available resources. Please review the 12-Month Ph.D. Funding webpage and discuss funding details with your graduate program.  

First-year matriculants (Stipend starts in August)

Academic Year - 10 Months, August to May28,95030,000
   Per month - 10 Months, August to May2,8953,000
Full Year Total - 13 Months, August to August38,60040,000
   Per month - 13 Months, August to August2,969.233076.92

Year 2 and Beyond (Stipend starts in September)

Full Year Total - 12 Months, September to August38,60040,000
   Per Month3,216.673,333.33

Teaching Assistantships***

Teaching Assistant (Instructor per-course rate)6,1006,100
Teaching Assistant (Grader per-course rate)3,0503,050
Medical Teaching Assistant (academic year only)28,95030,000

TGS Summer Research Fellowships

Summer Term - 3 Months June to August9,65010,000
   Per Month3,216.673,333.33

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  * - 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.

*** - Teaching assistant and grader rates are established by the Trinity College of Arts and Sciences.