Congratulations on your acceptance to the Duke ABSN Program!
If you applied for financial aid, you will receive a financial aid notification by email prior to the admissions deposit deadline. Need-based scholarships are included in the financial aid notification for eligible students who submitted all required applications and tax documentation.
ABSN Merit scholarship decisions are emailed to students who submitted an essay by the deadline. We award one merit scholarship per ABSN cohort prior to the admissions deposit deadline.
Students who have received a financial aid notification and accepted the offer to attend with the Admissions office will receive an email from the DUSON Financial Aid office in May regarding financial aid next steps.
Student Loan Options
To apply for a federal loan, all students must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) each academic year. ABSN students must be enrolled at least six credit hours per semester to receive federal student loans.
Federal Direct Student Loan
||ABSN - Dependent Student
||ABSN - Independent Student
|Academic Year Limits
|Total Undergraduate Program
Federal Direct Parent Plus Loan
The Federal Direct PLUS Loan is an option for parents of ABSN students who are classified as "dependent" on the FAFSA application. The Federal Direct PLUS loan offers reasonable, fixed interest rates, generous qualifying credit criteria, and flexible repayment plans. Credit approval is required, and you must submit the FAFSA. Visit this page for more information on how to apply. Vist this page for information on rates and terms.
Private Education Loans
When all federal loan options have been exhausted, or when a student is enrolled less than half-time and therefore not eligible for federal loan funding, private education loans may be utilized. Private loans are loans borrowed from a source other than Duke or the federal government to help finance education expenses. We strongly encourage you to use all available federal loan programs before using private loans.
A student can borrow an education loan from any financial institution of his/her choosing. Duke also offers a Lender List to assist students when applying for a private loan.
Financial Aid Information
Financial Aid Resources