Semester Study (Undergraduate)

Costs for the program will be listed on students’ accounts by the Duke University Bursar's Office approximately six weeks prior to the beginning of the academic session.

Duke students on other payment plans should consult with the Bursar's Office. In the case of some non-Duke students whose home institutions have requested a special billing plan, billing will be issued by the student's home institution.

Fall 2024 Tuition & Fees

August 26 – December 13, 2024

 

Tuition (per semester) $33,162.50
Room and Board $4,319
(double)
$5,965
(single)
 

$5,241 (NC Sales tax will apply at a rate of 6.75%)
(board) 

 

Health Fee (per semester)

$484

Marine Lab Activity Fee (per semester)

Covers social and recreational space and equipment expenses

 

$150 (undergraduates)

For MEM students living off the island, fee is $75.

Optional Recreation Fee for student membership to the Morehead City Sports Center. $180
Transcript Fee (for visiting students) $120

Student Accident and Sickness Insurance Premium 

Insurance can be waived with proof of student's current insurance policy. Please contact Gwendy.Womble@duke.edu to request the pro-rated insurance or to request information for an insurance waiver.  Insurance waivers must be received no later than September 14, 2024

$1,730.82  (August - December)

Approximate ($3,461.64 Annual)

 

 

Spring 2025 Tuition & Fees

 

Tuition (per semester) $33,162.50
Room and Board

$4,319
(double room)

$5,965
(single)
 

$5,241 (NC Sales tax will apply)
(board) 

Health Fee (per semester)

$484

Marine Lab Activity Fee (per semester)

 

$150 

For MEM students living off the island, fee is $75.

Optional Recreation Fee for student membership to the Morehead City Sports Center.  $180
Transcript Fee (for non-Duke students) $120

Student Accident and Sickness Insurance Premium

Insurance can be waived with proof of student's current insurance policy. Please contact Gwendy.Womble@duke.edu to request the pro-rated insurance or to request information for an insurance waiver.  Insurance waivers must be received no later than January 31, 2024

$1,730.82  (January - May)

($3,461.64 Annual)

Additional Costs - Travel Course Fees
Trip fee is posted on students’ Duke bursar bill and usually includes in-country food, lodging, activity fees, and on-site course-related transportation. There are exceptions. Students should check with the instructor for details. Airfare is NOT included. 

See the Travel Courses page for updated fee information.

  • Biology and Conservation of Sea Turtles
$2,025 2023 rate- 2024 rates are coming soon
  • Marine Ecology
$3,700 2023 rate- 2024 rates are coming soon
  • Community-Based Marine Conservation
$2,025 2023 rate- 2024 rates are coming soon
  • Urban Tropical Ecology
$1,500 2023 rate- 2024 rates are coming soon

 

Summer Study

Costs for the summer sessions will be put on students’ accounts by the Duke University Bursar's Office approximately one month prior to the beginning of each session. 

Summer Term 2024 Tuition & Fees

Each Course – Laboratory (4 s.h./units)

$3,635

Each Course – Non-Laboratory (3 s.h./units)

$2,840

  • Full tuition and fees are refunded if the student officially drops a course(s) or withdraws from the term before the first day.
  • There is a financial obligation of $150 per course if the student officially drops a course(s) or withdraws from the term during the first three days. Students who withdraw after arrival will be responsible for a pro-rated room & board charge, contingent on the duration of the student's stay. The summer health fee is not refunded. (There is no charge for Drop/Adds that result in no change in course load in the same term.)
  • There is a financial obligation of full tuition and fees (including room & board) if the student withdraws from a course(s) or withdraws from the term after the third day.
Dining (per 6-week summer term)  $2,172 plus NC sale tax

Housing (per 6-week summer term) 

Students enrolled in Marine Lab summer courses are automatically assigned
on-campus housing and dining plan.

$1,562 (double room rate)  or 2,156 (single rate, if available) 

 

 

Marine Lab Activity Fee (per summer term)

Covers social and recreational space and equipment expenses; everyone enrolled in classes. This excludes CNT1 of PhD's.

$75

Health Fee (per term)

$162

Transcript Fee (for non-Duke students)

$120

Books (estimates) 

$200

Student Accident and Sickness Insurance Premium

Insurance will be waived with proof of student's current insurance policy. 

$394.00 (approximately(6 weeks)

($3,375.00 Annually)

 

Manage Your Bill Online

Please note that bills are no longer mailed to students/families. It is the responsibility of both Duke and non-Duke students to access their accounts online at www.bursar.duke.edu using their Net ID and password. The amount due is payable by the due date. Inquiries can be made by e-mail (bursar@duke.edu) or by telephone (919-684-3531).

Payment options can be found here: http://finance.duke.edu/bursar/Payments/index.php

Scholarships & Financial Aid

Financial aid and scholarships are available for both Duke and non-Duke scholars to study at the Marine Lab. For Duke undergraduate students on financial aid, your aid applies at the Marine Lab for semester and/or summer study.

Scholarships & Financial Aid Info