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Explanation of Fees
There are three types of mandatory activity fees. The Graduate Student Activity Fee is charged to most graduate and professional school students. The Undergraduate Student Activity Fee is charged to all undergraduate students. Engineering Government Dues are charged to all undergraduate students in the Pratt School of Engineering. These fees fund student government and other recognized Duke student organizations.
Dining charges are based on the student's choice of meal plan. The Dining plan fee is an administrative fee for Dining Services.
Dining Services Office
Telephone: (919) 660-3900
Engineering Government Dues
Charged to all undergraduate students in the Pratt School of Engineering to support the Engineering Student Government (ESG) activities.
First Time Registration Fee
On the first bill from Duke, undergraduate students (including transfer students) are required to pay a nonrefundable registration fee which includes a one-time transcript processing fee.
This mandatory fee is charged to all students and supports a variety of services and activities that foster a healthy campus community.
Office of Student Health
Phone: (919) 681-WELL (9355)
Housing - Rent charges are based on the student's on-campus housing assignment.
Telephone: (919) 684-4304
Adequate medical insurance is required for all full-time and part-time degree-seeking students at Duke University. Eligible students who do not have adequate private medical insurance must enroll in the Duke Student Medical Insurance Plan (The Duke Plan).
P.O. Box Rental
All students living on-campus are assessed this fee for renting a post office box. Off-campus students have the option of renting a campus mail box. This fee is assessed as long as the student is in possession of the box key.
Telephone: East Campus: (919) 684-3331 / West Campus: (919) 684-4104
This fee provides students with unlimited access to the on-campus recreation facilities as well as to services provided by Duke Recreation & Physical Education.
Residential Programming Fee
This fee is charged to undergraduates and funds House programs and events as well as training, advising and oversight of House finances.
Student Service Fee
This mandatory fee is charged to undergraduate, graduate and professional students. It funds co-curricular services, leadership opportunities, arts programming and other events through University Center Activities & Events.
Study Abroad Fee
Students studying through non-Duke study abroad programs are assessed this fee during the semester away from campus.
Global Education Office
Telephone: (919) 684-2174
Students issued traffic or parking tickets are given approximately 15 days to pay the fine directly to the Traffic Enforcement Office. Unpaid tickets are placed on the student’s Bursar account for billing. The date on the statement is the date the ticket posted to the Bursar’s Office account.
Telephone: (919) 684-7275
First year students in most programs are assessed this one-time fee, which gives current and former students access to an unlimited number of academic transcripts. First-year undergraduate students are also charged the one-time First Time Registration Fee.
University Registrar’s Office
Telephone: (919) 684-2813
Medical School Registrar’s Office
Telephone: (919) 684-2304
Tuition and Program Fees
Tuition is charged based on the student’s registration and the requirements of the program of study. Many graduate and professional schools assess society fees, professional dues, lab fees and/or computer fees. Questions regarding these fees should be directed to the individual schools. If you have a question regarding the amount of your tuition, please review your school’s bulletin and your registration on DukeHub, or contact the Bursar’s Office.