Current Students

The decision to attend a high-cost private medical school should involve the entire family.  For purposes of the schools' need based funds, the student is not viewed as financially independent of parents. Individual students (and spouses, if married) and their parents have the primary responsibility for financing the cost of a medical education at Duke.  Parental information will be used to determine grant eligibility each year of enrollment.   Duke looks at both natural parents for purposes of determining Duke-need based financial aid for a student with divorced or separated parents.

US citizenship or permanent residence is required of all students receiving federal or institutional aid through the school.

 

Eligibility

Students that wish to apply for financial aid as a domestic student must meet the following criteria:

-U.S. citizenship or permanent residency

-Eligible Non citizen

A U.S. national (includes natives of American Samoa or Swains Island), U.S. permanent resident (who has an I-151 or I-551 or I-551C [Permanent Resident Card]), or individual who has an Arrival-Departure Record (I-94) from U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) showing one of the following designations:

"Refugee"
"Asylum Granted"
"Cuban-Haitian Entrant (Status Pending)"
"Conditional Entrant (valid only if issued before April 1, 1980)
Victims of human trafficking, T-visa (T-2, T-3, or T-4, etc.) holder
"Parolee" (You must be paroled into the United States for at least one year and you must be able to provide evidence from the USCIS that you are in the United States for other than a temporary purpose and that you intend to become a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.)

 

Application Process

Biostatistics Program

Please complete the required forms listed below if you want to apply for financial assistance.

  • FAFSA application
    Required for all students applying for federal aid; School code 002920*

    *We encourage students to use IRS data retrieval when completing the FAFSA application.  Upon receipt of your SAR (Student Aid Report) review for any messages that my require further action on your part.

Doctor of Medicine

Please complete the required forms listed below if you want to apply for financial assistance.

Due Date:  May 1, 2018

  • FAFSA application
    Required for all students applying for aid; School code 002920, 
  • CSS Profile 
    Required for all students applying for need based aid for 2018-2019 academic aid year; school code 5152.  CSS Profile has a link to IDOC, a service where you can upload 2016 parent and student tax returns/W2's.

*We encourage students to use IRS data retrieval when completing the FAFSA application.  Upon receipt of your SAR (Student Aid Report) review for any messages that may require further action on your part.

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Doctor of Medicine-International

The School of Medicine will make available funding for a need-based grant for international students. Please understand that limited grant funding is awarded based on the number of aid applicants to include newly admitted students. Returning students are not required to reapply for need-based funds each year. 

Funding support:

  1. Grant-The School of Medicine will make available funding for a need-based grant program in 2018-2019. Please understand that limited grant funding is awarded based on the number of aid applicants to include newly admitted students.  Returning students are not required to reapply for need-based funds each year.  
  2. The grant funding is limited to four years.  Students taking extra research years and/or extended fourth years will need to seek funding from private loan sources.

       
 The grant amount is dependent on the student determined need and the amount of funding available.

Caveats to this proposal:

  1. The School of Medicine cannot guarantee meeting 100% of demonstrated need with Duke funds alone. Students may still need to seek alternative loan programs. Currently we keep a list of recommended lenders (vetted through our process to assure reliability on service, pricing and availability).  The School of medicine Grant portion of the financial aid package is dependent upon the number of international student financial aid applications received from each class.  Grant that has been awarded to an incoming student that withdraws is returned to the pool of funding and redistributed to eligible applicants.
  2. All other financial aid policies regarding cost of attendance, outside scholarships and awards will be the same for international students as for our other students.

For additional information about aid for international students, please see some websites listed below:

Clinical Leadership Program

Please complete the required forms listed below if you want to apply for financial assistance.

Due Date: April 15, 2018

  • FAFSA application  
    Required for all students applying for federal aid; School code 002920*

*We encourage students to use IRS data retrieval when completing the FAFSA application.  Upon receipt of your SAR (Student Aid Report) review for any messages that may require further action on your part.

 

Clinical Research Program

Please complete the required forms listed below if you want to apply for financial assistance.

Due Date: April 15, 2018

  • FAFSA application  
    Required for all students applying for federal aid; School code 002920*

*We encourage students to use IRS data retrieval when completing the FAFSA application.  Upon receipt of your SAR (Student Aid Report) review for any messages that may require further action on your part.

 

Master of Biomedical Sciences

Please complete the required forms listed below if you want to apply for financial assistance.

Due Date: April 15, 2018

  • FAFSA application  
    Required for all students applying for federal aid; School code 002920*

*We encourage students to use IRS data retrieval when completing the FAFSA application.  Upon receipt of your SAR (Student Aid Report) review for any messages that may require further action on your part.

 

Masters of Clinical Informatics Program

 

Due Date: April 15, 2018

FAFSA application  
Required for all students applying for federal aid; School code 002920*

*We encourage students to use IRS data retrieval when completing the FAFSA application.  Upon receipt of your SAR (Student Aid Report) review for any messages that may require further action on your part.

 

Ophthalmic Medical Technician Program

Due Date:  April 1, 2018

FAFSA application  
Required for all students applying for federal aid; School code 002920*

*We encourage students to use IRS data retrieval when completing the FAFSA application.  Upon receipt of your SAR (Student Aid Report) review for any messages that may require further action on your part.

 

Pathologists' Assistant Program

Please complete the required forms listed below if you want to apply for financial assistance.

Due Date: May 1, 2018

  • FAFSA application  
    Required for all students applying for federal aid; School code 002920*

*We encourage students to use IRS data retrieval when completing the FAFSA application.  Upon receipt of your SAR (Student Aid Report) review for any messages that may require further action on your part.

 

Physician Assistant Program

Please complete the required forms listed below if you want to apply for financial assistance.

Due Date: May 1, 2018

  • FAFSA application  
    Required for all students applying for federal aid; School code 002920*

*We encourage students to use IRS data retrieval when completing the FAFSA application.  Upon receipt of your SAR (Student Aid Report) review for any messages that may require further action on your part.

 

Doctor of Physical Therapy

Please complete the required forms listed below if you want to apply for financial assistance.

Due Date: May 1, 2018

  • FAFSA application  
    Required for all students applying for federal aid; School code 002920*

*We encourage students to use IRS data retrieval when completing the FAFSA application.  Upon receipt of your SAR (Student Aid Report) review for any messages that may require further action on your part.

 

Cost of Attendance

Student Budget

Third Year Information

Students are eligible to apply for need-based financial aid (see application process) during their research year.  Students are charged tuition and fees and provided a cost of living allowance (see student budget).  Students receiving a research scholarship or departmental funding may also qualify for need-based financial aid. The award will incorporate the scholarship/funding  as part of the financial aid award. Duke University School of Medicine policy dictates that all external scholarships/funding replace need-based loans first. Should the amount of the scholarship/funding exceed the loan amount in the award, the grant portion of the aid package will be reduced so not to exceed the established and approved cost of education.

Need-based financial aid funds are not available for any added monthly cost at study away sites where living expense is greater than if the student studies at Duke. Need-based financial aid funds are not available during ORS or CRS.

Scholarship awards are typically disbursed by term enrollment -- however, you should verify with your scholarship source the actual disbursement calendar and make financial arrangements accordingly. The funds credited to your student account first go to pay any outstanding tuition or fees on your account. Any remaining balance will be refunded to the student. The Financial Aid Office is not responsible for the distribution of funds paid directly to the individual labs and mentors.

 
ORS and CRS Funding

Students that apply for Optional Research Study (ORS) or Continued Research Studies (CRS) are eligible to apply for loan funds to cover fees and cost of living expenses. These expenses are included in the approved cost of education budget. Students are required to complete the FAFSA application if they are applying for need-based loan funds during these periods of enrollment.

 

Dual Degree

Students are eligible to apply for need-based financial aid if they have been approved to complete a dual or joint degree to satisfy the third year requirement. The structure of each program is different thus we encourage students considering a dual degree to discuss their options with a member of the financial aid staff.

Dual Degree 

When funding is available a limited number of dual degree scholarships are awarded to students that plan to participate in a dual degree during their third year.  A separate application is required (click on link above).  Students that wish to apply for the scholarship should submit the application by the deadline.  Winners will be notified by the Financial Aid Office no later than July 10th.

If you need additional information, please feel free to contact the Office of Financial Aid at (919) 684-6649.

Scholarship Information  

Need-Based Scholarships for Doctor of Medicine

All need based scholarships require the student to apply and qualify for need-based aid as determined by the Financial Aid Office.  Application requirements can be found on the Duke SoM Financial Aid website.  Students that qualify for need-based scholarship funds may receive a named scholarship through the school.  Named scholarships replace need-based scholarship funds.  Students must reapply each year for need-based scholarships.

List of Endowed Scholarships

Third Year Scholarships for Doctor of Medicine
Dual Degree

When funding is available a limited number of dual degree scholarships are awarded to students that plan to participate in a dual degree during their third year.  A separate application is required (click on link above).  Students that wish to apply for the scholarship should submit the application by the deadline.  Winners will be notified by the Financial Aid Office no later than July 10th.

Link to Third Year Website (including Scholarships)

Fourth Year Scholarships for Doctor of Medicine

Senior Scholarship:  All fourth year scholarship recipients are selected by the Senior Scholarship Committee.  There is not a separate application required.  Recommended recipients are selected in late Spring by the Committee and submitted to Dr. Buckley.  Students selected as recipients are notified in May.

Named Senior Scholarships

William G. Anlyan, M.D. Scholarship, established 1988 by gifts from faculty, staff and friends. 

Barham Endowed Merit Fund, established November, 1984, by gift from Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Barham, Oak Ridge, Louisiana.

External Scholarship Information

Armed Forces Scholarships (Army, Navy, and Air Force)

Scholarship programs pay full tuition, books, supplies, and a monthly stipend.  For application details contact the branch of service recruiters directly.