Visit the links below to learn how to apply for DUSON Scholarships and other funding sources:
DUSON Merit Scholarship
Submit your merit essay as part of the Admissions application in pdf format. Late applications will not be reviewed.
Deadline: December 1, 2019
Prospective students applying to enter our ABSN program in Fall 2020 who meet eligibility requirements are encouraged to apply. One $40,000 scholarship is awarded toward tuition ($10,000 per semester for four semesters). Students must be a citizen or permanent resident of the United States to be eligible for consideration.
The purpose of this scholarship program is to provide tuition assistance to outstanding individuals who demonstrate academic achievement, creativity and innovation, exceptional communication skills, and the potential for significant leadership in their professional endeavors. In a narrative (500 words or less, 12 point font, double-spaced), please describe how you meet these criteria and have had a significant and beneficial effect on others. Upload your essay in pdf format as part of your admissions application.
Students who receive our Merit Scholarship must remain in good academic standing throughout their program of study and, in collaboration with their Program Director, contribute to the School in substantive ways.
DUSON Need-based Scholarship
Our DUSON Need-based Scholarship provides ABSN students beginning the program in Fall 2020 who demonstrate the greatest financial need with a grant toward tuition expenses. Scholarship awards range from $10,000 - $60,000 total over the four semesters of the program.
FAFSA - February 1, 2020
CSS Profile - February 1, 2020
IDOC/Tax Documents: February 8, 2020
All required applications and tax documents must be submitted by the posted deadline to be considered for need-based scholarship. Review the requirements below. Errors in application submission (i.e. incorrect grade level or school code) delay when we receive the documents and may result in your application not being reviewed.
Students born on or after January 1, 1988:
Students born before January 1, 1988:
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 in a minimum of 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 Subsidized loan is interest free while enrolled in the program. The Federal Direct Unsubsidized loan begins accruing interest at the time of disbursement. Federal and private student loans disburse one week prior to the start of classes each semester.
Private Education Loans
When all federal loan options have been exhausted, or when a student is enrolled less than half-time and 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.
Other Forms of Financial Aid