We offer the opportunity for you to receive institutional financial aid for up to two summer terms, including summer Duke-In Global Education programs. There is no separate summer financial aid application. Duke need-based aid is not provided for Duke-approved summer programs. Students may receive federal financial aid for every summer term of enrollment; federal aid is not capped at two summer terms. Please review the summer financial aid topics below:
Enrollment in summer school is broken into two terms: Summer Session I and Summer Session II.
Financial aid is awarded on a per-term basis: Summer Session I aid is based on financial aid eligibility for the prior academic year, and Summer Session II aid is based on financial aid eligibility for the upcoming academic year. For this reason, Summer Session II aid awards CANNOT be processed until your renewal financial aid application is complete.
Because students can continually alter their course enrollment between registration and the drop/add period for each summer term, your financial aid award may not reflect your most up-to-date enrollment during this time period. You can always check your financial aid budget and award on ACES.
The cost of your Duke-In Global Education program is determined by the Global Education Office and is available via your MyGlobalEd program application information. If your financial aid award has already been finalized, you can also view your financial aid budget on ACES.
The family contribution for Summer I is determined by taking 25% of the prior academic year's parent contribution. For example, if the parent contribution for the academic year just ending was $10,000, the Summer I contribution would be $2,500.
The family contribution for Summer II is determined by taking 25% of the upcoming academic year's parent contribution. Applications for financial aid for the upcoming academic year must be complete before any Summer II aid can be awarded.
The summer financial aid award is built the same way as the academic year award:
100% of demonstrated need is met by need-based scholarships and a small loan.
If you're participating in summer Global Education program and need to commit to your program before receiving your summer financial aid award, estimating your aid is as easy as 1-2-3:1. Retrieve your cost of attendance by logging into your MyGlobalEd program application and clicking the link for your program's budget. This should include all billed expenses (tuition, fees, etc.) and out-of-pocket expenses (airfare, books, personal expenses, etc.).
2. Determine your summer EFC. This is done by taking 25% of your current parent contribution. Note: if your family's financial circumstances have changed significantly, please realize that this will have an impact on your Summer Session 2 EFC.
3. Subtract your summer EFC from your cost of attendance. This is how much your summer financial aid award is estimated to be.
Due to the busy financial aid application season, the Financial Aid Office will not be able to provide individual estimates for summer financial aid.
If your financial aid significantly exceeds your billed charges, you may be eligible for a refund to help pay for advanced out-of-pocket expenses like airfare and visas. To facilitate this, first make sure you've set up direct deposit through the Bursar's Office so your refund is deposited directly into your bank account. The Bursar's Office handles all billing and payments, including refunds. If you might be eligible for a refund, the Financial Aid Office will email you an "Advanced Disbursement" form, which you should complete and send to the Bursar's Office for your refund to be processed. This form is automatically emailed to you by the Financial Aid Office once the following are true:
- You've committed to a Duke-In Summer Global Education Program
- Your summer financial aid award is complete
- Your grants and loans significantly exceed the amount of your bill
Students participating in Global Education programs for one or more summer terms may be eligible to have their summer earnings requirement (the basis for the Student Contribution) for the academic year replaced with grant funds. Eligibility for the grant replacement will be determined by the Financial Aid Office and automatically awarded, and is dependent upon federal financial aid eligibility (based on the FAFSA).