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Duke FinAid: September Highlights
This monthly newsletter features relevant information, helpful tips, and upcoming deadlines for undergraduate students. For each headline, you can click the available link to be redirected to our website, or you can scroll down for additional info.
Health Insurance (Reminder)
- New Students: All new students will need to complete the online health insurance form by clicking here. If a student has health insurance through a parent or other provider, this form will exempt him/her from needing to purchase insurance through Duke. If a need-based aid recipient does not currently have health insurance, the form will determine if he/she is eligible for additional funds to cover the cost of insurance. If students have questions, they may contact Anna Kenyon, Duke's Student Health Insurance Manager, at email@example.com or calling 919-684-1481.
- Returning Students: If a returning student received financial assistance to cover the cost of health insurance last year, the insurance plan and financial aid will be automatically renewed for the 13-14 academic year. The student will not need to complete any additional paperwork. If a student now has health insurance through a provider outside of the Duke student plan, he/she will need to complete the online health insurance form by clicking here. If a student has health insurance through a parent or other provider, this form will exempt him/her from needing to purchase insurance through Duke.
If a student indicated on his/her financial aid application that he/she has a sibling who is also enrolled as a full-time student seeking a 4-year baccalaureate degree, and will have tuition expenses this year, the student will need to complete the Fall Sibling Enrollment Verification Form this month. Forms were emailed to students last week and will be due on October 7th. Completion of the form is required for all eligible students, and failure to complete the Sibling Enrollment Verification Form will result in a reduction of financial aid for the Fall semester. Please note that students will be asked to complete a Sibling Enrollment Verification Form for every Fall and Spring semester in which a sibling is enrolled as a student.
If a student received a loan or work study as part of his/her financial aid package, he/she must accept these awards in ACES in order to receive funding.
As room assignments are finalized, our office will make adjustments to students’ financial aid packages to reflect actual on-campus housing costs. These adjustments will be completed in October. Students who have made changes to their housing status may see a financial aid adjustment made in ACES. To learn more about Duke’s financial aid housing policy, please visit our website.
Some courses carry fees over and above the cost of tuition. Music lessons, Phys Ed courses, and courses with class trips commonly have additional fees associated with them. These course fees are charged to a student's account at the time of registration. If a student receives need-based financial aid from Duke, his/her scholarship funding will be increased to cover additional course fees after the drop/add period each semester.
While there are many ways to interact with the Office of Undergraduate Financial Aid, our office’s primary method of communicating with students is through email and by updating the student's "To Do" list in ACES. Any time we need additional documentation from a student, have a question about his/her application, or make a change to a student's financial aid award, we will contact the student via his/her Duke email account and update the "To-Do" list in ACES. Each student needs to check his/her email and "To-Do" list frequently, and ensure that our general firstname.lastname@example.org email address is not filtered to the spam folder, so that important requests and information are not missed.
Students need to check the “To Do” list on ACES to make sure there are no outstanding financial aid items to hold up their aid or student loans.
ACES Reminder: Students can view their up-to-date financial aid information, including the financial aid application "To-Do" list, financial aid budget, and the financial aid award, via their ACES account. Students can also provide guest access to their parents. Step-by-step instructions can be found here.Email us for more information
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