Fall 2019 Admitted

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
Federal Loans

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 Subsidized $5,500 $5,500
Unsubsidized $2,000 $7,000
Total   $7,500 $12,500
Total Undergraduate Program Subsidized $23,000 $23,000
Unsubsidized $8,000 $34,500
Total   $31,000 $57,500
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

Other Resources


Financial Aid Resources

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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