Duke - The Fuqua School of Business

Costs and Financial Aid

Tuition for the JD/MBA degree program is a blended average of the two tuition rates and is paid every semester regardless of where courses are taken. Financial aid will be processed through the School of Law.

If you apply to and enroll in both programs before starting either one, you will pay the blended tuition rate from the outset. If you start at one school before applying to add the second degree, you will have a one-time tuition adjustment applied in your first semester of the joint degree program.

Fuqua Financial Aid and Merit Scholarships

The Daytime MBA program gives financial aid in the form of merit-based scholarships and student loan programs. Merit scholarship recipients are selected by the Admissions Merit Scholarship Committee.

The MBA scholarship selection criteria include:

  • Prior academic achievement
  • Demonstrated leadership qualities
  • Level of community involvement
  • Extracurricular activities
  • Professional accomplishments

Merit-based scholarships range from partial to full tuition and are awarded for the two-year duration of the MBA program so that you can plan for the entire cost of your education. There is no funding for new awards in the second year.

Every admitted applicant is considered for a merit scholarship.  The awards are made independent of the student's eligibility for loans and work-study employment. If selected to be a scholarship recipient, the admitted applicant will receive notification of the award within two weeks after admission.

Fuqua has a variety of student loan programs that are available to both domestic and international students. Every applicant is eligible to apply for a combination of federal and alternative student loans to meet their cost of tuition, fees, books, and related living expenses.

School of Law Financial Aid and Scholarships

Financial aid will be processed through the School of Law. All admitted students are also eligible for scholarship consideration. They are awarded on a merit basis and merit plus financial need basis.  Information about applying for Duke Law scholarships will be sent to admitted students after they receive their offer of admission. More information is available from the School of Law.