Semester Study (Undergraduate)

Costs for the program will be listed on students’ accounts by the Duke University Bursar's Office approximately six weeks prior to the beginning of the academic session.

Duke students on other payment plans should consult with the Bursar's Office. In the case of some non-Duke students whose home institutions have requested a special billing plan, billing will be issued by the student's home institution.

Fall 2022 Tuition & Fees

August 29–December 19, 2022

Tuition (per semester) $30,217.50
Room and Board $3,999
(double)
$5,523
(single)
 

$4,758 (NC Sales tax will apply)
(board) 

 

Health Fee (per semester)

$450

Marine Lab Activity Fee (per semester)

Covers social and recreational space and equipment expenses

 

$150 

For graduate students living off the island, fee is $75.

Transcript Fee (for non-Duke students) $120

Student Accident and Sickness Insurance Premium 

Insurance will be waived with proof of student's current insurance policy. This is a yearly rate and can be pro-rated by semester. Please contact shs-insurance@duke.edu to receive a pro-rated amount.

$1,425.50 (August - December) 

($3,375.00 Annual)

 

Spring 2023 Tuition & Fees

January 11 - April 26, 2023

Tuition (per semester) $30,217.15
Room and Board

$3999
(double room)

$5523
(single)
 

$4,758 (NC Sales tax will apply)
(board) 

Health Fee (per semester)

$450 

Marine Lab Activity Fee (per semester)

Covers social and recreational space and equipment expenses

$150 

For graduate students living off the island, fee is $75.

Transcript Fee (for non-Duke students) $120

Student Accident and Sickness Insurance Premium

Insurance will be waived with proof of student's current insurance policy. This is a yearly rate and can be pro-rated by semester. Please contact shs-insurance@duke.edu to receive a pro-rated amount.

$1,982.50 (January - May)

($3375.00 Annual)

Additional Costs - Travel Course Fees
Trip fee is posted on students’ Duke bursar bill and usually includes in-country food, lodging, activity fees, and on-site course-related transportation. There are exceptions. Students should check with the instructor for details. Airfare is NOT included. 

See the Travel Courses page for updated fee information.

  • Biology and Conservation of Sea Turtles
$2,025 approximately 
  • Marine Ecology
$3,700 approximately 
  • Community-Based Marine Conservation
$2,025 approximately 
  • Biological Oceanography
$1,000 approximately 
  • Urban Tropical Ecology
$1,500 approximately

 

Summer Study

Costs for the summer sessions will be put on students’ accounts by the Duke University Bursar's Office approximately one month prior to the beginning of each session. 

Summer Term 2022 Tuition & Fees

Each Course – Laboratory (4 s.h./units)

$3,325

Each Course – Non-Laboratory (3 s.h./units)

$2,600

  • Full tuition and fees are refunded if the student officially drops a course(s) or withdraws from the term before the first day.
  • There is a financial obligation of $150 per course if the student officially drops a course(s) or withdraws from the term during the first three days. Students who withdraw after arrival will be responsible for a pro-rated room & board charge, contingent on the duration of the student's stay. The summer health fee is not refunded. (There is no charge for Drop/Adds that result in no change in course load in the same term.)
  • There is a financial obligation of full tuition and fees (including room & board) if the student withdraws from a course(s) or withdraws from the term after the third day.

Room and Board (per term)

Students enrolled in Marine Lab summer courses are automatically assigned on-campus housing and board plan.

  • Room $1,364 (double)  or $1,804 (single, if available) 
  • Board $1,967

$3,331.00 (pus tax)

 

Marine Lab Activity Fee (per summer term)

Covers social and recreational space and equipment expenses; everyone enrolled in classes. This excludes CNT1 of PhD's.

$75

Health Fee (per term)

$151

Transcript Fee (for non-Duke students)

$120

Books (estimates) 

$200

Student Accident and Sickness Insurance Premium

Insurance will be waived with proof of student's current insurance policy. 

$415.00 (approximately(6 weeks)

($3,605.00 Annually)

 

Manage Your Bill Online

Please note that bills are no longer mailed to students/families. It is the responsibility of both Duke and non-Duke students to access their accounts online at www.bursar.duke.edu using their Net ID and password. The amount due is payable by the due date. Inquiries can be made by e-mail (bursar@duke.edu) or by telephone (919-684-3531).

Payment options can be found here: http://finance.duke.edu/bursar/Payments/index.php

Scholarships & Financial Aid

Financial aid and scholarships are available for both Duke and non-Duke scholars to study at the Marine Lab. For Duke undergraduate students on financial aid, your aid applies at the Marine Lab for semester and/or summer study.

Scholarships & Financial Aid Info