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 2017 (August 28 - December 15, 2017)
Tuition (per semester) $25,860
   
Room and board
 
$3,461
(double)
$4,604 (single)
   
 

$4,155 
(board)

$280.46
(NC sales tax)

   

Health fee (per semester)

$397 
   
Marine Lab activity fee (per semester) $150 
(covers social and recreational space and equipment expenses)
undergraduates ($100)
graduate students living on the island ($100)
graduate students living off the island ($50)
 
   
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)

$1,246 (August - December)

   ($2,950 Annual)

   
Additional Costs - Field Trip Course*  
   
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 2018 (January 10 - May 4, 2018)  

 

Tuition (per semester) 
 

 

$25,860

Room and board  $3,461                          $4,604
(double room)              (single)
   
 

$4,155
(board)

$280.46
(NC sales tax)

   

Health fee (per semester)

$397
   
Marine Lab activity fee (per semester) $150
(covers social and recreational space and equipment expenses)
undergraduates ($100)
graduate students living on the island ($100)
graduate students living off the island ($50)
 
   
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)

$1,246 (January - May)  

   ($2,950 Annual)

   
Additional Costs - Travel Course Fees*  
   
Biology and Conservation of Sea Turtles 
(Puerto Rico)
$1,507 -approximately
   
Marine Ecology
(Belize, 2018)
$3,300-approximately
   
Community-Based Marine Conservation 
(Gulf of California)
$1,500 -approximately
   
Marine Conservation Biology - grads only
(Hawaii)
$1,500-approximately
   
Urban Tropical Ecology $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 2017


Tuition (per unit)

$1,097

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

$4,388

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

$3,291

  • 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. The 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 $1,044
   board $1,457
   tax $98.35

$2,599.35


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)

$113.50


Transcript fee
(for non-Duke students)

$40


Books
(estimates)

$200