Fall 2021 Applicant

Visit the links below to learn how to apply for DUSON Scholarships and other funding sources:

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES: View these videos to learn more about the financial aid process.

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, 2020

Prospective students applying to enter our ABSN program in Fall 2021 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 2021 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, 2021

  • CSS Profile - February 1, 2021

  • IDOC/Tax Documents: February 8, 2021

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 MUST apply for scholarship prior to being admitted into the program. Deadlines are FINAL and late applications will not be reviewed.

To apply for need-based scholarship funding consideration:

Students born on or after January 1, 1987:

  • Complete the 2021-22 CSS Profile with your/your spouse’s information AND both parents’ information by February 1, 2021 for need-based scholarship funding consideration:

    • School Code: 2185 Duke U. School of Nursing

    • Student’s 2021-22 Year in School: 5th year undergraduate

    • Is the student transferring to this school: Select NO

    • $25 fee to submit the CSS Profile, fee waivers are not provided

  • Submit the required tax documents to College Board's IDOC Service by February 8, 2021 for need-based scholarship funding consideration:

    • 2019 student (and spouse, if applicable) federal tax returns with all schedules and W-2s

    • 2019 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, 1987:

  • Complete the 2021-22 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by February 1, 2021 for need-based scholarship funding consideration:

    • School Code: 002920

    • Degree/Certificate: 2nd Bachelor’s Degree

    • Current Grade Level: 5th year undergraduate

    • Import 2019 federal tax information using IRS Data Retrieval tool

  • Complete the 2021-22 CSS Profile with your/your spouse’s information by February 1, 2021 for need-based scholarship funding consideration:

    • School Code: 2185 Duke U. School of Nursing

    • Student’s 2021-22 Year in School: 5th year undergraduate

    • Is the student transferring to this school: Select NO

    • $25 fee to submit the CSS Profile, fee waivers are not provided

  • Submit the required tax documents to College Board's IDOC Service by February 8, 2021 for need-based scholarship funding consideration:

    • 2019 student (and spouse, if applicable) federal tax returns with all schedules and W-2s

Student Loan Options
Federal Loans

For students who wish to be considered for federal loans ONLY, and are not planning to apply for need-based scholarship funding consideration:

To borrow from a federal student loan, 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
   

Dependent Student

Independent Student

Academic Year Limits

Subsidized

$5,500

$5,500

Unsubsidized

$2,000

$7,000

Total Annually

 

$7,500

$12,500

Total for Undergraduate Programs

Subsidized

$23,000 $23,000

Unsubsidized

$8,000

$34,500

Total

 

$31,000

$57,500

 

The 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 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

 

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