Tuition & Fees

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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. Please note that bills are no longer mailed to students/parents. 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), by fax (919-684-3091), or by telephone (919-684-3531). Payment options can be found here http://finance.duke.edu/bursar/Payments/index.php

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 2018 (August 27- December 14, 2018)
Tuition (per semester) $26,880
   
Room and board
 
$3,547
(double)
$4,719 (single)
   
 

$4,300 
(board)

$290.25
(NC sales tax)

   

Health fee (per semester)

$407 
   
Marine Lab activity fee (per semester) $150 
(covers social and recreational space and equipment expenses)
undergraduates ($150)
graduate students living on the island ($150)
graduate students living off the island ($75)
 
   
Transcript fee (for non-Duke students) $40
   
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)

$1,767.50 (August - December)

   ($3535.00 Annual)

   
Additional Costs - Field Trip Course*  
   
Marine Ecology of the Pacific (California)  $1,150 - approximately
Tropical Marine Ecology (Panama) $1,350-approximately
   
(*) Trip fee is posted on students’ Duke bursar bill and usually includes in-country food, lodging, activity fees, and course-related transportation. There are exceptions. Students should check with the instructor for details. Airfare is not included.  
   

   
Spring 2019 (January 09- May 3, 2019)  

 

Tuition (per semester) 
 

 

$26,880

Room and board  $3,547                         $4,719
(double room)              (single)
   
 

$4,300
(board)

$290.25
(NC sales tax)

   

Health fee (per semester)

$407
   
Marine Lab activity fee (per semester) $150
(covers social and recreational space and equipment expenses)
undergraduates ($150)
graduate students living on the island ($150)
graduate students living off the island ($75)
 
   
Transcript fee (for non-Duke students) $40
   
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)

$1,767.50 (January - May)  

   ($3535.00 Annual)

   
Additional Costs - Travel Course Fees*  
   
Biology and Conservation of Sea Turtles 
(Puerto Rico/St. Croix)
$1,862 approximately
   
Marine Ecology
(Australia, 2019)
$3,540-approximately
   
Community-Based Marine Conservation 
(Gulf of California)
$1,700 -approximately
   
Marine Conservation Biology - grads only
(Hawaii)
$1,500-approximately
   
Urban Tropical Ecology
(Singapore)
$1,500-approximately
   
(*) 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.  

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. Please note that bills are no longer mailed to students/parents. 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. Inquiries can be made at the Bursar's Office by e-mail (bursar@duke.edu), by fax (919-684-3091) or by phone (919-684-3531).

Summer Term 2018


Tuition (per unit)

$1,130

Each course (laboratory - 4 s.h./units)

$4,520

Each course (non-laboratory - 3 s.h./units)

$3,390

  • 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 
   room  $1,070 
   board $1,493
   tax $100.78

$2,663.98 

 


Marine Lab activity fee
(covers social and recreational space and equipment expenses) per summer term everyone enrolled in classes.This excludes CNT1 of PhD's.

$75


Health fee
(per term)

$116.50


Transcript fee
(for non-Duke students)

$40


Books
(estimates)

$200