Military Benefits

Active Duty Military Scholarship

The Duke University School of Nursing supports active duty military students with tuition expenses through a special scholarship program. The scholarship is offered on a first-come/first-served funds-available basis. Only students who have been admitted to an MSN or DNP program are eligible for DUSON’s military scholarship; ABSN and MSN Certificate students are not eligible to apply.

To apply: In addition to completing the online application for admission, interested students must complete and submit the military scholarship form to the Office of Admissions and Student Services.

For students under military orders to attend school:

DUSON will accept the maximum funding provided by the military branch for students selected by the military to attend school under Corps specific civilian education programs (i.e. Duty Under Instruction/DUINS) and will award a scholarship to fund the difference between the maximum funding provided by the military and the required tuition and fees for the degree program.

For active duty military personnel returning to school not under military orders:

Students will be responsible for the first $15,000/year of required tuition and fees, and may use any available military/veteran tuition benefits toward this requirement. DUSON will provide a scholarship to cover required tuition and fees in excess of $15,000/year. If the student’s annual military tuition assistance benefit exceeds $15,000, the DUSON scholarship will equal the difference between the required tuition and fees for the degree program and the student’s annual military tuition and fees benefit.

For example: The student is eligible for a military tuition benefit of $250 per credit hour, taking 18 credit hours in a given year. That $4,500 tuition benefit would be applied toward the annual $15,000 that the student is responsible for paying. The student would then be responsible for funding the remaining $10,500. Any additional required tuition and fees above the $15,000 annually would be funded by DUSON military scholarship.

Visit this page to learn more about options for military students.

Veterans Benefits

For eligible veterans and their dependents, Duke University School of Nursing is a participant in the Yellow Ribbon Program of the Post 9/11 GI Bill® , which the federal government adopted in 2008. Scholarships are provided annually for a select number of students in the ABSN, MSN, and DNP programs as part of the Yellow Ribbon initiative.

Additional information regarding Veterans benefits is available through the Office of the University Registrar.

Note: GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government Web site at

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