Duke University approves tuition increase

February 29, 2008 1:16:26 PM PST
The cost to attend Duke University is on the rise. Friday the Duke University Board of Trustees raised the total tuition cost by 4.8 percent starting with the 2008 fall semester.

The trustees also approved a 28 percent increase in funding from the university's endowment for all categories of financial aid, to provide increased support for graduate and professional students as well as for undergraduates. Overall, Duke expects to increase its undergraduate financial aid expenditures by more than 17 percent to about $86 million in 2008-09. More than 40 percent of Duke undergraduates receive need-based aid to help meet their college costs.

The tuition rates for 2008-09 for the graduate and professional schools are:

Divinity School -- $16,570, up 4.5 percent over the current year.

Fuqua School of Business -- $44,100 (daytime MBA), up 5.8 percent.

Graduate School -- $36,190, up 6 percent.

Law School -- $42,160, up 5.5 percent.

Nicholas School of the Environment and Earth Sciences -- $27,600, up 3.8 percent.

School of Medicine -- $41,126, up 5.5 percent.

School of Nursing -- $36,900, up 13.9 percent.


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