Costs & Financial Aid



Earning an MBA is a significant investment, but we are committed to building a diverse, talented class of future leaders of consequence by making The Duke MBA accessible to all qualified candidates.

Merit-based scholarships for up to full tuition are available. All applicants who complete the optional scholarship essay will be considered.

Some students receive full or partial financial support from their employers and finance any remainder through personal means, scholarships, and/or financial aid.

 

Costs

For the class beginning in 2014 and graduating in 2015:

Standard Costs

Tuition
$132,500 USD

Tuition includes books, class materials, lodging and meals while attending the 6 residential sessions. Tuition does not include travel to and from the residential sessions, a laptop computer, a personal Internet service provider (ISP), visas, or vaccinations.

Tuition Deposit
$6,000 USD

A non-refundable deposit is due upon admission to the program and will be applied toward your overall tuition bill.

Optional Costs

Managed Laptop
$1,500 USD

Includes laptop, software, and pre-configuration needed for the Cross Continent program, periodic software upgrades, hardware maintenance, and security updates.

Concentrations
$4,000 USD

This additional tuition fee applies to concentrations in Energy and Environment, Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Finance, Marketing, and Strategy. Learn more about concentrations on the Curriculum page.

Health Sector Management (HSM) Certificate
$6,000 USD

This additional tuition fee will be required to receive the Health Sector Management certificate.

Scholarships & Financial Aid

Merit-based scholarships will be awarded to roughly 25% of the class, and will range from 10% of tuition to full tuition. Scholarship decisions are not only based on academic background and standardized test scores, but rather a holistic assessment of the overall application. Scholarships are awarded to those incoming students who will provide a distinct perspective that allows their classmates to learn from them, those who will have a notable impact on the Fuqua community as well as the communities, companies, and organizations of which they are a part now and in the future.

For detailed information on scholarship and financial aid options, please visit The Financial Aid website. There you will find information about:

  • Domestic and International Student Loans
  • Loan Eligibility
  • Loan Application Processes
  • Scholarship Information

If you wish to be considered for a merit-based scholarship, you must submit the Scholarship Essay found within the Applicant Essay section of the online application.

For International Students: The Duke MBA Cross Continent program has a loan program available that covers up to 90% of the cost of attendance. No U.S. cosigner is required.

Fee Schedule for 2014

Below is the fee schedule for the Cross Continent class graduating in 2014. This information is provided so you and your employer can better prepare for the financial commitments associated with attending the program.

Term

  Amount  

Term Start Date

Bursar Bill Date

Bursar Due Date

1

$26,650

July 20, 2013

June 24, 2013

August 1, 2013

2

$20,650

Oct. 12, 2013

Sept.15, 2013 

 Oct. 12, 2013

3

$20,650

Jan. 4, 2014

Nov. 25, 2013

Jan. 2, 2014

4

$20,650

March 29, 2014

 Feb. 15, 2014 

  March 12, 2014

5

$20,650

June 21, 2014

April 15, 2014

May 12, 2014

6

$20,650

Sept. 3, 2014

June 25, 2014 

August 1, 2014

Total

$129,900

 

 

 

Fee Schedule for 2015

Below is the fee schedule for the Cross Continent class graduating in 2015. This information is provided so you and your employer can better prepare for the financial commitments associated with attending the program.

Term

  Amount  

Term Start Date

Bursar Bill Date

Bursar Due Date

1

$27,083

July 19, 2014

June 24, 2014

August 1, 2014

2

$21,083

Oct. 10, 2014

August 15, 2014 

Sept. 12, 2014

3

$21,083

Jan. 2, 2015

Nov. 25, 2014

Jan. 2, 2015

4

$21,083

April 3, 2015

Feb. 15, 2015 

March 12, 2015

5

$21,084

June 19, 2015

April 15, 2015

May 12, 2015

6

$21,084

Sept. 4, 2015

June 25, 2015 

August 1, 2015

Total

$132,500