Financial Aid - Physician Assistant Program

The Physician Assistant program understands that financial aid opportunities are top priority for many students. For Scholarship opportunities offered through the Duke PA program please visit the Program website listed below. Qualified applicants may also be eligible for federal education loan programs. International students do not qualify for federal loans.

For more information about Scholarships and Financial Literacy, visit Office of Financial Aid and Student Financial Planning

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Cost of Attendance

   Fall 2022   Spring 2023   Summer 2023   Total 
Direct Cost (4 mos) (3 mos) (3 mos) (10 mos)
Tuition  $  15,615  $        15,614  $            15,614  $ 46,843
Stead  $          50      $         50
Health Fee  $        450  $             450  $                  324  $   1,224
Graduate Stdnt Activity Fee  $          19  $                18    $         37
Graduate Stdnt Services Fee  $          11  $                11    $         22
Health Insurance  $     3,375      $   3,375
Recreation Fee  $        171  $             171    $       342
First Year Fee  $        550  $             550  $                  550  $   1,650
Registration Fee - PA  $        475      $       475
Technology Fee    $        886  $             886  $                  886  $   2,658
Transcript Fee  $        120      $       120
Background Check  $          75      $         75
Drug Screen Fee  $        100      $       100
Total Tuition/Fees  $  21,897  $        17,700  $            17,374  $ 56,971
Indirect Cost        
Books & Instruments  $     1,506  $                 -    $                      -    $   1,506
Board  $     1,580  $          1,185  $               1,185  $   3,950
Loan Fee  $        524  $             524  $                  524  $   1,572
Housing   $     4,940  $          3,705  $               3,705  $ 12,350
Miscellaneous  $     1,712  $          1,284  $               1,284  $   4,280
Transportation  $        792  $             594  $                  594  $   1,980
Total Living Expenses  $  11,054  $          7,292  $               7,292  $ 25,638
         
Cost of Attendance  $  32,951  $        24,992  $            24,666  $ 82,609

 

Cost of Attendance for Year 1     $82,609

 

 Fall 2022   Spring 2023   Summer 2023   Total 
Cost of Attendance  $  32,951  $        24,992  $            24,666  $ 82,609
           
Estimated Financial Aid Awards        
Direct Unsubsidized Loan  $     6,833  $          6,833  $               6,834  $ 20,500
Direct Plus Loan (Graduate)  $  26,118  $        18,159  $            17,832  $ 62,109
Total Financial Aid Awards  $  32,951  $        24,992  $            24,666  $ 82,609

Please review: Federal Student Aid for information regarding but not limited to; loan fees, interest rates and repayment options.  

   Fall 2022   Spring 2023   Summer 2023   Total 
Direct Cost (5 mos) (4 mos) (3 mos) (12 mos)
Tuition  $  15,087  $        15,086  $            15,086  $ 45,259
Health Fee  $        450  $             450  $                  324  $   1,224
Graduate Stdnt Activity Fee  $          19  $                18    $         37
Graduate Stdnt Services Fee  $          11  $                11    $         22
Health Insurance  $     3,375      $   3,375
Recreation Fee  $        171  $             171    $       342
Technology Fee    $        679  $             679  $                  680  $   2,038
Background check  $          75      $         75
Total Tuition/Fees  $  19,867  $        16,415  $            16,090  $ 52,372
Indirect Cost        
Board  $     1,975  $          1,580  $               1,185  $   4,740
Loan Fee  $        733  $             733  $                  734  $   2,200
Housing   $     6,175  $          4,940  $               3,705  $ 14,820
Miscellaneous  $        990  $          1,712  $               1,284  $   3,986
Transportation  $     2,140  $             792  $                  594  $   3,526
PANCE  $        250  $             250  $                      -    $       500
Total Living Expenses  $  12,263  $        10,007  $               7,502  $ 29,772
         
Total Cost of Attendance  $  32,130  $        26,422  $            23,592  $ 82,144

 

Total Cost of Attendance Year 2     $82,144 

   Fall 2022   Spring 2023   Summer 2023   Total 
Total Cost of Attendance  $  32,130  $        26,422  $            23,592  $ 82,144
           
Estimated Financial Aid Awards        
Direct Unsubsidized Loan  $     6,833  $          6,833  $               6,834  $ 20,500
Direct Plus Loan (Graduate)  $  25,297  $        19,589  $            16,758  $ 61,644
Total Financial Aid Awards  $  32,130  $        26,422  $            23,592  $ 82,144

Please review: Federal Student Aid for information regarding but not limited to; loan fees, interest rates and repayment options.  

Financial Aid Timeline

    Financial Aid Timeline 2022-2023 - Physician Assistant Year 1
May 1 Due date for financial aid application (FAFSA)
June  3 Financial aid awards should be available
June 15 Access to on-line acceptance of aid open to matriculated students
July 15 Complete all checklist items on DukeHub (entrance counseling, signing the MPN)
July 15 Sign up for direct deposit on DukeHub
August 12 Federal financial aid awards for fall disburse into student's bursar account
August 22 Fall term classes begin
August 22 *Refunds are processed during the first week of class for the Fall term
November 30 Return of excess loan funds to qualify for 120 days (no interest/no loan fee) - fall financial aid loans
December 16 Fall term ends
January  3 Federal financial aid awards for spring term disburse into student's bursar account
January  3 Spring term classes begin
January  3 *Refunds are processed during the first week of class for the Spring term
April 13 Return of excess loan funds to qualify for 120 days (no interest/no loan fee) - spring financial aid loans
April 7 Spring term ends
April 7 Federal financial aid awards for summer term disburse into student's bursar account
April 17 Summer term classes begin
April 17 *Refunds are processed during the first week of class for the summer term
June 15 Request for remaining federal loan eligibility due for 2022/2023 financial aid year
June 21 Summer term ends
July 27 Return of excess loan funds to qualify for 120 days (no interest/no loan fee) - summer financial aid loans
     
  * Students should add 3 - 5 business days to the "refund - student" transaction date for the refund amount to be deposited into the student's designated direct deposit account
     

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How and when should I accept my loans?

A: You will accept your loans through Duke Hub under Financials.  After accepting your loans make sure that you have completed mandatory Entrance Counseling and signed your MPN (Master Promissory Note) on the studentaid.gov website to complete the process.

A: In order for the loans to show as anticipated aid on your billing statement, you should accept your aid by the week of June 14, 2021.  To avoid late fees accept your loans before the billing due date.  Once you accept your loans, the Bursar can see that you have anticipated aid and that aid is forth coming.

Q:  My loans are scheduled to disburse after the tuition due date.  What should I do? 

A:  Once you accept your loans, the Bursar can see you have anticipated aid and your billing statement will calculate the amount you need to pay.  If you have accepted enough to cover your bill then you will not have to pay the Bursar.  The Bursar will send bills for the fall term the week of June 21st with a due date of July 26th.  For the complete billing schedule for 2021-2022 visit the Bursar’s website.

Q: What if I don’t know how much loan I need to borrow?

A: Many students do not know what their budget will be at the time loans are accepted.  If you are unsure, we recommend you take out the full amount of loan you have been offered. Students have up to 120 days from the date the loan is disbursed to return unneeded funds. There is no interest accrual or penalty if returned within the 120 days.  Once you select accept, you may also decrease the amount yourself if you would like to borrow less.  Keep in mind the total of your loans will disburse over the number of semesters in your academic year.

Q:  How do I return excess loan funds?

A: Email the Office of Financial Aid indicating the amount you would like to return.

Finaid-som@dm.duke.edu  Once the loan has been adjusted, you will see the balance due on your Bursar tab-account activity.  You can make an e-check payment via the Bursar’s site.  https://finance.duke.edu/bursar

Q:  What is the contact information for Direct Lending?

A:   Sign into your Direct Loan account at https://studentaid.gov/ .

 

A: You can notify us through DukeHub or email the School of Medicine Financial Aid Office Finaid-som@dm.duke.edu.   Please indicate your student ID, the name of the scholarship, the amount of the scholarship, and if the funds will be for the fall term or the academic year. The funds will first reduce loan in your financial aid package and then need-based scholarship if all loans have been replaced.

Q: How do I find out general information about my bill (when is statement mailed, how do I change billing address, and what should I do if I don’t receive a bill?

A: Bursar FAQ.  

Q: Who can help me understand my bill?

A: Bills are prepared by the Bursar, you can contact the Bursar’s Office at 919-684-3531 or visit the Bursar’s website

Q: When will I get my refund?

A: If a student has a credit on their account after all required tuition and fees have been paid, they will be issued a refund. Refunds are processed the first week of class.

Q: What is the quickest way for me to get my refund?

A:  We recommend all students sign-up for direct deposit.  Direct deposit information can be found under the Forms & Requests tab on your Duke Hub or visit the Bursar’s website.

Q: How long does it take for me to see the refund once I see it has been refunded on DukeHub?

A: It typically takes up to 5 business days for the funds to show in your bank account after it has been issued.  It is important to accept your loan, complete the required Entrance Counseling and sign your MPN (Master Promissory Note), and submit the direct deposit form allowing at least a two week window for processing.

Q: I am running out of money, how can I find out when I will receive my next refund?

A: These dates are listed on your Duke Hub account.  Look at Financials and then View Financials Aid make sure to select the aid year.

Q: How do I know if anything is missing so there is no delay in my financial aid disbursing?

A: Track this information on your Duke Hub account under your financial aid “To Do” list.

Q: Where can I get a copy of my financial aid letter for my apartment rental application?

A:  You can find a copy of your financial aid award letter in Duke Hub or use the original email with your financial aid information.

Q:  Does DukeHub have instructions on how to navigate through the portal?

A:  DukeHub has a Financial Aid & Bursar “How To” section that is very helpful.