Supporting your investment

A business master’s degree is a big investment of your time and resources, and we’re committed to helping all qualified students pursue their academic and professional goals. Our financial aid office can work with you to make this a more seamless process by helping you get the guidance and resources you need to finance your education.

Learning More About Scholarships, Loans, and Other Aid

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:

  • Information on scholarships
  • Descriptions of available loan programs
  • Information about the application process
  • Suggestions for soliciting your employer’s support

Please read the Fuqua Financial Aid Guidebook (Policies & Procedures) to learn more before proceeding with your loan application.

For each financial aid program, be sure to consider:

  • Eligibility requirements

  • Loan application deadlines

  • Other implications, such as repayment conditions

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If you have questions about financial aid or need assistance with the process, please contact our financial aid office.

Financial Aid Fast Facts

Prompt responses for extra information or documents will help us process your application more quickly.

Every admitted applicant is considered for a merit scholarship based on that student’s overall profile. 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?

  • Scholarship information will be included in your electronic admission letter.
  • There will be more information about your scholarship and its benefits in your admitted student portal.

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, you'll typically receive your award notice within 10 business days.

Student loan options include:

Applying for Federal Student Aid (Federal Direct Unsubsidized & Graduate PLUS loans)

  • Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
    • Fuqua Title IV Code: 002920
    • College Name: Duke University, The Fuqua School of Business
  • Once the FAFSA result (the Student Aid Report -- SAR) is received, your award eligibility will be reviewed.
  • The financial aid awarding process begins in March. Students will receive an electronic notice of their loan offer.
  • Student accepts/reduces/declines financial aid in DukeHub and completes the loan application process outlined in the financial aid award notice.
  • 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.

Applying for Private Alternative Student Loans

  • Complete one of the listed student loan applications: Duke University Recommended Lenders (Applications for the 2020-2021 Academic Year will be available March 2020)
  • 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.

Estimated Program Cost and Loan Borrowing Eligibility:

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 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.
  • Active duty service members are ineligible for Yellow Ribbon benefits at this time. However, effective August 1, 2022, active duty service members may use the Yellow Ribbon program.
  • Recipients of the Fry Scholarship and Purple Heart are covered under the Yellow Ribbon Program, effective August 1, 2018.
  • 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 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 tables estimate the Post 9/11 GI-Bill & Yellow Ribbon benefit pay-out for your program:

Getting started:

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 or 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 (available January 2020).

For additional resources, visit the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.

The Fuqua School of Business offers cosigner international student loan options. For more information, 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.

Applying for Private Alternative Student Loans

  • Complete one of the listed student loan applications: Duke University Recommended Lenders (Applications for the 2020-2021 Academic Year will be available March 2020)
  • 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

Frequently Asked Questions

Please view answers to some frequently asked questions about scholarships and loans for international students.

Forms and Resources

FAQ

For answers to frequently asked questions about how to finance your degree, visit our FAQ pages:

U.S. Citizens and Permanent Residents

International Students

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