Financial Aid (DukeHub and FAFSA)



Students are encouraged to take a couple of minutes and to go into DukeHub, which is the student access to the Duke system, and under Financial Aid check to see, if you were offered a scholarship and/or need-based grant that the funds you were offered from the Nicholas School have been posted. Please be aware that all awards including scholarships and loans may be posted to your account but will not be applied towards your tuition and fees until 10 days prior to the beginning of the semester. Even though your bill is due August 1st, if you have accepted your financial aid, the Bursar will be able to see it as anticipated aid and they won’t apply a late payment penalty provided the aid you have accepted covers your tuition and fees for the semester. By August 1 you will be expected to have paid any amount not covered by scholarships, grants or loans. If you fail to do so, then the Bursar will assess late payment penalties and they mount up quickly. 


The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is your one-stop application for grants, work-study, and educational loans offered by the U.S. government, states, and Duke University. Many of our students supplement merit-based awards and other financial resources with federal loans acquired through FAFSA. Students who are not US citizens or permanent residents are not permitted to submit a FAFSA. When submitting your FAFSA please submit to Duke University, code 002920.

Once you submit your FAFSA, you will receive your Student Aid Report (SAR); please review it carefully.  If everything is accurate, you do not need to do anything else. The Federal Processor will send your report directly to the Nicholas School. Every year a small number of students are selected at random for verification. If you are selected, we will notify you and request additional documentation. Most often the documentation required is your federal tax return but it could be other documentation like proof of citizenship. Your prompt compliance will be much appreciated.