Finding the Right Financial Aid Program
When selecting a financial aid program, take the time to weigh each option carefully. There are various types of financial aid—often made up of scholarships, student loans, financial support from your employer, or a combination of these. Here, you’ll find:
- Instructions on what is required to determine eligibility for student loans and scholarships
- Descriptions of loan programs currently available
- Information about the application process
- Suggestions for soliciting your employer’s support
Please read the Fuqua Financial Aid Guide Book (Policies & Procedures) to learn more before proceeding with your application.
For each financial aid program, be sure to consider:
- Eligibility requirements
- Loan application deadlines
- Other implications, such as repayment conditions
Please note that no scholarship or student loan financial aid can be awarded for concentrations or certificates. Financial Aid that is administered by Fuqua is only awarded to cover the required terms of the Global Executive MBA degree program.
If you have questions about financial aid or need assistance with the process, please don't hesitate to contact our financial aid office.
Financial Aid Fast Facts
- Awards are made on an annual basis.
- An application for financial aid must be completed each academic year.
- Prompt responses for extra information or documents will help us process your application more quickly.
Every year Fuqua funds a limited number of highly competitive, merit-based scholarships that are awarded to admitted applicants. All admitted applicants are considered for merit-based scholarships. For questions regarding scholarship awards or to receive more information about the scholarship review process, please contact your admissions counselor.
CRITERIA FOR SELECTION:
- Prior academic achievement
- Demonstrated leadership qualities
- Involvement in the community
- Extracurricular activities
- Professional accomplishments
HOW WILL YOU KNOW IF YOU HAVE RECEIVED A MERIT SCHOLARSHIP?
- A scholarship letter will be included in your admission packet.
- Scholarship information will be listed on page two of your electronic admission letter.
U.S. citizens/permanent residents have various options for borrowing the necessary funds to attend Fuqua. All student loans are disbursed to your student Bursar account directly to offset your University charges.
Loan fast facts:
- You may defer loan payments while you are in school.
- Loans offer a post-graduation grace period.
- Both the grace period and the repayment period can vary by lender.
- If you have completed your FAFSA after March 1, it will take approximately 10 business days to receive an award notice.
Student loan options include:
Applying for Financial Aid
- Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA):
- Fuqua Title IV Code: 002920
- College Name: Duke University, The Fuqua School of Business
- Complete and submit the 2018-2019 Academic Year Fuqua Financial Aid Form.
- Once we receive the FAFSA results and The Student Aid Report (SAR) and Fuqua Financial Aid Form are received, your award eligibility will be reviewed after March 1.
- Award notices will be emailed, which will include the award offer and instructions on how to accept the award and finalize the application process.
- Once an applicant completes the 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.
Estimated Cost of Attendance and Loan Borrowing Eligibility
Information will be available in March, 2018.
Frequently Asked Questions
Please view answers to some frequently asked questions about scholarships and loans for U.S. citizens and permanent residents.
Fuqua is proud to participate in the Yellow Ribbon Program, and awards are available to qualifying veterans. In order to support as many service members as possible, Fuqua does not limit the number of participants in the Yellow Ribbon Program.
Yellow Ribbon Program fast facts:
- The Department of Veterans Affairs is responsible for determining eligibility.
- Fuqua will contribute up to 18,000 USD each VA academic year in Yellow Ribbon scholarship support and the VA will provide up to 18,000 USD in additional funding.
- You must be 100% eligible for the Post-9/11 GI Bill.
- You cannot be on active duty.
- You cannot be a spouse using transferred entitlement.
- You must have served an aggregate period of 36 months in active duty after Sept. 10, 2001, or have been honorably discharged from active duty for a service-connected disability and after serving 30 continuous days after Sept. 10, 2001.
- You may be a dependent eligible for Transfer of Entitlement under the Post-9/11 GI Bill based on the service eligibility criteria listed above.
How much am I going to receive?
At 100% eligibility, the following table estimates the Post 9/11 GI-Bill & Yellow Ribbon benefit pay-out for your program:
Duke University’s Veterans Education Benefits Office administers all Veterans Benefits. The Duke University School Certifying Official (SCO) in the Office of the University Registrar may be reached via email or at 919.684.4225.
Visit the office of the University Registrar for detailed instructions on how to initiate/continue your benefits. Should you have any questions or concerns, please contact our financial aid office for assistance.
Non-active duty veterans expecting to receive 100% of the Post 9/11 GI-Bill (as indicated on their VA Certificate of Eligibility letter) and Fuqua’s determined Yellow Ribbon amount should be aware that Fuqua’s Yellow Ribbon offer is subject to change and may be fully rescinded should the VA determine a change in your Chapter 33 VA benefit status.
It is your responsibility to notify Duke University’s Veterans Education Benefits Office and Fuqua’s Financial Aid Office immediately of any changes to your VA benefit status. Failure to do so may result in full cancellation of your Yellow Ribbon offer.
For an overview of how to obtain benefits, see Process Flow & Anticipated Timeline.
For additional resources, visit the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.
The Fuqua School of Business offers both cosigner and no-cosigner international student loan options. For more information about the cosigner and no-cosigner loan options, please view Duke University’s Recommended Lenders.
Cosigner Options: Loans with a U.S. cosigner typically offer a lower interest rate. The U.S. cosigner must be a creditworthy citizen or permanent resident. Keep in mind that for some lenders, a student must have a social security number in addition to having a cosigner.
No-Cosigner Options: International students using a no-cosigner loan option may borrow up to 90 percent of their Cost of Tuition (minus other aid, i.e. scholarships, sponsorships, and other student loans) through a no-cosigner International Student Loan Program.
Applying for Private Alternative Student Loans
- Complete one of the following student loan applications (you may start the loan application process on March 1):
Private loan from the Duke University Recommended Lenders list.
- Complete & submit the 2018-2019 Academic Year Fuqua Financial Aid Form.
- Once the lender reviews and pre-approves your loan request, they will send the school a certification request.
- The school will send a loan certification file to the lender confirming the approval.
- Once the applicant completes the 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.
Other Funding Sources for International Students
You may find a suitable funding source from our list of external funding programs from international agencies.
Estimated Cost of Attendance and Borrowing Eligibility
This information will be available in March, 2018.
Frequently Asked Questions
Please view answers to some frequently asked questions about scholarships and loans for international students.
Forms and Resources
Please consult our Financial Aid Guidebook (Policies & Procedures).
For U.S. Citizens and Permanent Resident Students
- Free Application for Federal Student Aid
- Federal Loan Entrance Counseling - Perkins and Federal Direct Stafford & Graduate PLUS Loans
- Federal Loan Exit Counseling - Perkins and Federal Direct Stafford & Graduate PLUS Loans
- Duke University's Recommended Private Lender List
- Yellow Ribbon Program
- Private Education Loan Applicant Self-Certification
For International Students
For U.S. Citizen/Permanent Resident Students:
- Federal Student Loan Repayment Presentation
- Personal Finance @ Duke
- The SmartStudent™ Guide to Financial Aid
- Federal Student Aid: U.S. Department of Education
- Fast Web Scholarship Search
- The Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowship
- LatPro Scholarship Program
- DiversityJobs Scholarship Program
- National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS)
- Student Loan Calculator
For International Students: