The estimated Cost of Attendance (COA) includes both education and living expenses based on nine months of off-campus housing in the Durham area. Tuition and fees are subject to change each year and are not fixed until approved by the University Board of Trustees, usually in May. The COA will be used to determine total federal financial aid eligibility.
|Student Health Fee||600||600||600|
|Student Medical Insurance Program (SMIP)*||2,115||2,115||2,115|
|Graduate Student Activity Fee (GPSC)||33||33||33|
|MPP Student Activity Fee||100||100||100|
|Graduate Recreation Facilities Fee||128||128||128|
|Books and Supplies||1,240||1,240||1,240|
|Transcript Fee (One time fee-1st year)||40||0||0|
|Total Educational Expenses||$42,156||$42,116||$23,166|
|Living and Additional Expenses|
|Rent/Housing (includes utilities)||7,506||7,506||7,506|
|Miscellaneous Personal Expenses||3,294||3,294||3,294|
|Total Living Expenses||$16,794||$16,794||$16,794|
|Total Cost of Attendance for one academic year||$58,950||$58,910||$39,960|
Annual tuition and fees are divided evenly between the fall and spring terms. The MPP Student Activity Fee is charged each semester the student is enrolled at Duke.
*The Student Medical Insurance Plan is required for all MPPs and is charged during the fall term. Students may waive out of this plan if they can present proof of alternative coverage. International students with an F-1 or J-1 visa are required to purchase the student medical insurance plan. The cost of the insurance plan depends on the student's age. The amount in the table reflects the rate for an average MPP student between age 24 and 34). Please contact our Financial Aid Office if your age is different from the amount posted above and you would like your COA adjusted for aid purposes. The actual cost of the Student Medical Insurance Plan is established before the fall term begins. The University Bursar's Office provides additional information regarding student medical insurance with fall tuition statements.
**Dual Degree students pay three semesters of Sanford tuition. Students completing a dual degree with another Duke program will pay a blended tuition rate in all years of study, reflecting the three semesters of Sanford tuition. UNC dual degree students will be charged one final semester of tuition in their last year of study, typically this charge is divided equally between the fall and spring terms.
Additional Considerations that may raise the Cost of Attendance for Aid Purposes