Explanation of Fees


Activity Fee

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
E-mail: dining at duke.edu
Website: http://studentaffairs.duke.edu/dining/plans-and-points

Health 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)
Website: http://www.studentaffairs.duke.edu/studenthealth


Housing - Rent charges are based on the student's on-campus housing assignment.

Housing Assignments
Telephone: (919) 684-4304
Email: housing at studentaffairs.duke.edu
Website: http://studentaffairs.duke.edu/hdrl/apply-housing


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.

Post Office
Telephone: East Campus: (919) 684-3331 / West Campus: (919) 684-4104

Recreation Fee

This fee provides students with unlimited access to the on-campus recreation facilities.

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
E-mail: globaled@duke.edu
Website: http://globaled.duke.edu

Traffic Tickets

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.

Traffic Enforcement
Telephone: (919) 684-7275
E-mail: tranpark at duke.edu
Website: http://parking.duke.edu/parking/tickets/

Transcript Fee

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
  E-mail: registrar at duke.edu
  Website: http://www.registrar.duke.edu

Medical School Registrar’s Office
  Telephone: (919) 684-2304
  E-mail: medreg at mc.duke.edu
  Website: http://medschool.duke.edu/modules/som_registrar/

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.