Fall 2020 Applicant

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.

Deadlines:

  • 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.

To apply:

Students born on or after January 1, 1988:

  • Complete the 2020-21 CSS Profile with your/your spouse’s information AND both parents’ information

    • School Code: 2185 Duke U. School of Nursing

    • Student’s 2020-21 Year in School: 5th year (or higher) undergraduate

    • Is the student transferring to this school: Select NO

    • There is a $25 fee to submit the CSS Profile, and fee waivers are not available.

  • Submit the required tax documents to College Board's IDOC Service

    • 2018 student (and spouse, if applicable) federal tax returns with all schedules and W-2s

    • 2018 parent federal tax returns with all schedules and W-2s for both parents

    • College Board sends IDOC information ~24 hours after Profile submission.

Students born before January 1, 1988:

  • Complete the 2020-21 CSS Profile with your/your spouse’s information

    • School Code: 2185 Duke U. School of Nursing

    • Student’s 2020-21 Year in School: 5th year (or higher) undergraduate

    • Is the student transferring to this school: Select NO

    • There is a $25 fee to submit the CSS Profile, and fee waivers are not available. 

  • Submit the required tax documents to College Board's IDOC Service

    • 2018 student (and spouse, if applicable) federal tax returns with all schedules and W-2s

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 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 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 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

 

 

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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