Financial Aid & Scholarships

Thank you for your interest in our Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing program! We understand financing an education can be daunting.The Duke University School of Nursing offers scholarships based on financial need and merit.

There are several important tips regarding financial aid for this program.

  • Students must apply for scholarships prior to being admitted to the program.

  • The ABSN Program is considered an undergraduate program and the federal loans are capped at the undergraduate levels.

  • The deadlines for our merit and need-based scholarships are final - late applications will not be reviewed.

  • Students who have no other resources will need to secure a private student loan on their own or with a cosigner, as our scholarships do not cover full tuition.

  • International students are not eligible for federal loans or School of Nursing scholarships. International applicants may be able to secure a private student loan with a U.S. cosigner. For more information, visit

Financial Aid Information

Once you have decided to apply for admission, visit your corresponding cohort page below for additional details and deadlines.

Embracing Diversity For An Engaged Community

Embracing diversity is a crucial component for engaging with students, faculty, and the world. We think of it as diversity with a global perspective. Creating a learning climate where creativity, robust yet respectful debate, and a genuine respect for others can flourish. Fostering international research collaborations, developing global health initiatives, and coordinating access to health care for under-served populations. Educating next-generation nurses for leadership and service in the global community.

Diversity with a global perspective assures a warm welcome—not mere tolerance—for differences in national origin, race, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, or veteran status.

We provide a safe haven where diversity can spawn intellectual engagement and collaborative partnerships.

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