Executive MBA and Cross Continent





Types of Financial Assistance

Merit Scholarships

Each year Fuqua funds a limited number of highly competitive, merit-based scholarships that are awarded to admitted applicants. The Duke Executive MBA Office of Admissions reviews applicants and makes award determinations after a student is offered admission to The Duke Executive MBA program.

Student Loan Options

Yellow Ribbon Program – United States Veteran Affairs (VA) Educational Benefit

Applying for Financial Aid

For more information on the FAFSA, please access the FAQs.

Step 3

Complete & Submit the appropriate Fuqua Financial Aid Form:

Step 4

Once FAFSA results and The Student Aid Report (SAR) are received, your award eligibility will be reviewed.

Step 5

Award notice will be emailed, which will include the award offer and instructions on how to accept the award and finalize the application process.

Step 6

Once applicant completes required application forms, loan amounts will be scheduled to disburse to the student's Bursar account no earlier than 10 days before the start of class.

Program Cost

Program Costs for Cross Continent | Global Executive | Weekend Executive 

To view detailed Program Cost information, please download this pdf.

Cross Continent Program

 

Graduating Class 2014 2015
Academic Year 2013-2014 2014-2015 2014-2015 2015-2016
Educational Expenses (Student Bursar Account Charges)        

Tuition Charges Per Term:

Term 1

26,650   27,083  

Term 2

20,650   21,083  

Term 3

20,650   21,083  

Term 4

20,650   21,083  

Term 5

  20,650   21,084

Term 6

  20,650   21,084
Total Tuition Charges 129,900 132,500
Graduate Activity Fee 0 0 0 0
Transcript Fee 40   40  
Total Standard University Program Charges Per Academic Year 88,640 41,300 90,372 42,168
Total Standard University Program Charges 129,940 132,540
Federal Student Loan Fees (Deducted before principal disbursement) 3,272 1,152 3,350 1,190
Total Standard Cost of Attendance Per Academic Year 91,912 42,452 93,722 43,358

Other Considerations Which Could Increase COA*:

One-time computer expense (no more than $2,500)

2,500   2,500  

Airfare to residencies (Estimated for Coach/Economy)

7,000 2,000 7,000 2,000

Possible Student Loan Borrowing Eligibility Per Academic Year

101,412 44,452 103,222 45,358
Possible Total Student Loan Borrowing Eligibility Per Program 145,864 148,581

 

*Other considerations for the Cost of Attendance must be requested in writing, documenting proof of expenses (i.e. receipts, invoices, pre-order request forms)

View the Cross Continent Fee Schedule.

Global Executive Program

 

Graduating Class 2014 2015
Academic Year 2012-2013 2013-2014 2013-2014 2014-2015
Educational Expenses (Student Bursar Account Charges)        

Tuition Charges Per Term:

Term 1

37,720   38,400  

Term 2

30,220  30,900

Term 3 

30,220  30,900

Term 4

30,220  30,900

Term 5

  30,220   30,900
Total Tuition Charges 158,600 162,000
Graduate Activity Fee 0 0
Transcript Fee 40   40  
Total Standard University Program Charges Per Academic Year 37,760 120,880 38,440 123,600
Total Standard University Program Charges 158,640 162,040
Federal Student Loan Fees (Deducted before principal disbursement) 993 4,717 1,023 4,839
Total Standard Cost of Attendance Per Academic Year 38,753 125,597 39,463 128,439

Other Considerations Which Could Increase COA*:

One-time computer expense (no more than $2,500)

2,500   2,500  

Airfare to residencies (Estimated for Coach/Economy)

1,000 7,000 1,000 7,000
Possible Student Loan Borrowing Eligibility Per Academic Year 42,253 132,597 42,963 135,439
Possible Total Student Loan Borrowing Eligibility Per Program 174,850 178,402

*Please note that other considerations for the Cost of Attendance must be requested in writing, documenting proof of expenses (i.e. receipts, invoices, pre-order request forms)

View the Global Executive Fee Schedule. 

 

Weekend Executive Program

 

Graduating Class 2014 2015
Academic Year 2013-2014 2014-2015 2014-2015 2015-2016
Educational Expenses (Student Bursar Account Charges)        

Tuition Charges Per Term:

Term 1

24,720   25,600  

Term 2

22,220   23,100  

Term 3

22,220   23,100  

Term 4

22,220   23,100  

Term 5

  22,220   23,100

Term 6

 
Total Tuition Charges 113,600 118,000
Graduate Activity Fee 0   0  
Transcript Fee 40   40  
Total Standard University Program Charges Per Academic Year 91,420 22,220 94,940 23,100
Total Standard University Program Charges 113,640 118,040
Federal Student Loan Fees (Deducted before principal disbursement) 3,397 297 3,555 336
Total Standard Cost of Attendance Per Academic Year 94,817 22,517 98,495 23,436

Other Considerations Which Could Increase COA*:

One-time computer expense (no more than $2,500)

2,500   2,500  

Thursday Overnight Hotel Stay (Estimated $100 per night - Thomas Center)

2,200 200 2,200 200
Weekend Travel (Airfare - Estimated $415 per weekend) 9,130 830 9,130 830
Global Academic Travel Experience (GATE) - (Estimated cost $4,600)   4,600   4,600
Possible Student Loan Borrowing Eligibility Per Academic Year 108,647 28,147 112,325 29,066
Possible Total Student Loan Borrowing Eligibility Per Program 136,794 141,391

 

*Please note that other considerations for the Cost of Attendance must be requested in writing, documenting proof of expenses (i.e. receipts, invoices, pre-order request forms)

View the Weekend Executive Fee Schedule.

FAQs

How should I apply for financial aid?
All students requesting loan assistance must complete and submit The Duke Executive MBA Financial Aid Form to the financial aid office. U.S. Citizens and Permanent U.S. Residents requesting federal loan assistance must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The Free Application for Federal Student Aid may be found at www.fafsa.ed.gov. The Title IV code for The Fuqua School of Business is E00160. Once the financial aid office receives both Fuqua's financial aid application and the results of the FAFSA, a financial aid award notice will be sent. The FAFSA for the upcoming academic year will be available after January 1st. Applicants are encouraged to complete the FAFSA prior to their admission decision. The FAFSA should be completed with your previous year federal tax returns (i.e. 2013-14 FAFSA would be completed with 2012 Federal Tax Returns). 

When should I apply for financial aid?
Students requesting financial aid must apply each academic year of their program. We recommend students apply for financial aid as soon as your federal tax information is available.

How will I know if my financial aid application is complete?
Generally, we will begin the Financial Aid review in March for the upcoming academic year. Approximately one week after you submit your FAFSA, you will receive a Student Aid Report (SAR), which will indicate the receipt and initial processing of your application. Our financial aid office receives an electronic copy of the SAR. The FAFSA data for students is reviewed for accuracy and completeness. If additional information is needed, you will receive a written request from Fuqua. If no additional information is required or after requested information is received and reviewed, you will receive a financial aid award notice.  If you are admitted and have completed your FAFSA after March 1st, it will take approximately one month to receive an award notice. Once you have completed your loan promissory notes as instructed in the award notice it will take approximately 2-3 weeks for your lender to follow up with an approval notice/disclosure statement verifying your approval.

How is financial aid eligibility calculated?
Financial aid eligibility is based on the information provided by students on the FAFSA. Cost of attendance, income and assets of students, tuition assistance from employers all factor into the determination of financial aid eligibility.

Once my financial aid eligibility is calculated, how much financial aid can I expect to receive?
The financial situations of students can vary greatly, so we cannot provide set amounts for what students can expect to receive. However, most students receive a combination of federal and/or alternative student loans to help pay for tuition.

When can I expect to get a response from your office?
Students who have completed both the FAFSA and The Duke Executive MBA Financial Aid Form by the recommended dates can expect a Financial Aid Award at least one month prior to the start of the term.

What is a financial aid award?
The award notice will outline the available loans and information regarding the recommended lender for both federal and alternative student loan programs. Detailed information about the loan process will accompany the award notice.

I received my financial aid award, but have additional questions about the information I received.
Please read the general information and loan instructions included with your financial aid award first. If there are remaining questions, you may contact our office.

I received my financial aid award, but need additional funds.
Students must request additional loan funds that exceed their cost of attendance in writing.  If the request is granted, students can apply for alternative student loans to help cover the cost of attendance for their program each academic year. Please see the Duke University Recommended Lender List for additional recommendations.

When should I start contacting lenders to apply for student loans?
Contact lenders after you have received your award notice. However, since alternative student loan programs are credit-based programs, students who anticipate borrowing alternative student loans may consider contacting lenders earlier to make certain that they are creditworthy loan borrowers.

Most of the student loan applications are completed and processed electronically. Therefore, paper applications are unnecessary.  Generally, you will visit a lender's website to apply for a loan and electronically complete the promissory note. Subsequently, lenders will transmit your loan request to our financial aid office, so the loan may be certified and processed electronically.

When do I repay my student loans?
Federal Stafford/Graduate PLUS loans have a 6-month grace period from the date of graduation, date that a student drops below half time, or withdraws from school. The Graduate PLUS Loan's grace period is granted by request only.

Before it is time to start repayment you should receive a repayment schedule from the lender of your student loans. This disclosure should inform you of the total amount borrowed, current interest rate, and the total amount you will pay over the life of the loan if you follow the repayment schedule.

I received my tuition bill but my financial aid does not show up?
Financial aid is disbursed to the student bursar accounts no earlier than ten days before the start of each term. The Duke Executive MBA Program Office is aware of this guideline. As a result, students receiving financial aid from guaranteed sources (such as federal loans/alternative loans) only need to pay the amount of tuition that their aid does not cover. Student receiving financial aid can review their financial aid award to determine disbursement amounts.

Can I view my financial aid status online? 
Admitted students can view their financial aid award online through the ACES website. Your Net ID and password are required to log in.

I am receiving tuition assistance from my employer. How does this affect my financial aid?
Employer Tuition Assistance is considered an additional financial resource and will affect eligibility for student loans.