2020-21 Bulletin of the Duke University School of Medicine

Doctor of Medicine Program 28 If you are paying from abroad and are unable to send a US dollar check from a US financial institution, or if your bank is unable to provide you with a check drawn on its US branch, please submit your payment by bank wire. Wire instructions are included on the e-bill that is available to you on DukeHub. Duke University does not accept credit or debit cards for payment of tuition and fees. Scholarship checks, overnight/express mail, and other correspondence should be sent to Duke University Bursar, PO Box 90759, 114 S. Buchanan Blvd., Bay 8, Room B-103, Durham, NC 27708. Checks should be made payable to Duke University. Please write your account number on your check or money order. Please do not send cash. Payment by check should be made in US dollars, drawn on a check from a US financial institution. Restrictions on Past Due Accounts Tuition and fees are due before the start of each term. If your account becomes past due, a late payment penalty charge (not to exceed 1.25 percent of the past due balance from a prior bill) will be assessed on subsequent bills. If your account remains unpaid, you will not be allowed to register for future semesters and may be administratively withdrawn from Duke. As long as your account is past due, you will not have access to academic transcripts, be able to have academic credits certified, or receive a diploma at graduation. If your account remains outstanding after your departure from Duke, it may be referred to a collection agency and reported to a credit bureau. Monthly Payment Plan Duke University partners with Nelnet to allow currently enrolled students and their parents to pay all or part of the academic term expenses in monthly payments as follows: Fall balance July 1-November 1 Spring balance December 1-April 1 A nonrefundable fee is charged for Nelnet participation; this fee is paid directly to Nelnet. As a Nelnet participant, you will continue to receive statements on a regular basis from the bursar’s office. This statement should reflect your Nelnet payments made to date. The balance due on your statement, which includes charges for the current term, must be covered by your remaining scheduled Nelnet payments for that term. Payments made to Nelnet for July 1 to November 1 must clear fall term charges; payments made December 1 to April 1 must clear spring term charges. If the balance due on your statement will not be cleared by your remaining scheduled payments for the term, please submit a payment for the difference directly to Duke University. For more information, visit https://www.afford.com/ or contact Nelnet at (800) 722-4867. MD Program Late Registration Penalty Failure to register for all required courses during the prescribed online registration periods offered by the School of Medicine will result in a Professionalism Notification. This will become part of your permanent record and may be noted in your Medical Student Performance Evaluation (MSPE). Delinquent Accounts An individual is in default if the total amount due is not paid in full by the due date. A student in default is not allowed to register for classes, receive a transcript of academic records, have academic credits certified, be granted a leave of absence, or receive a diploma at graduation. In addition, an individual in default may be subject to withdrawal from school and have the account referred to a collection agency or credit bureau. Refunds of Tuition and Fees Tuition and fees refunds are governed by the following policy: • In the event of death, a full refund of tuition and fees is granted. • Students who withdraw from the medical school or are approved to take an official leave of absence before the end of the first week of classes (as determined by the calendar corresponding to the student’s curriculum) receive a full refund of tuition. • Students who withdraw or take leaves of absence after the first week of classes of their particular curricula receive no refund of tuition. However, if a student returns to the School of Medicine, that tuition payment is included in the total amount required by the school. Because Duke University participates in Title IV federal aid programs, it follows federal guidelines with respect to the refund and repayment of Title IV funds. Students will have their Title IV financial aid adjusted according to the federal regulations. Additional information regarding this procedure may be obtained from the Office of Financial Aid. Students are encouraged to sign up for direct deposit. Visit either https://finance.duke.edu/bursar/forms/index.php#ddr and click Student Direct Deposit Authorization Form or https://finance.duke.edu/bursar and click the Refunds by Direct Deposit link under the Payment Resources section. Financial Aid Program The Duke University School of Medicine makes financial assistance available to accepted students who, due to economic circumstances, could not otherwise attend the university. The School of Medicine is committed to meeting the demonstrated financial need of applicants based on federal and institutional policies and procedures. For our current academic year, approximately 83 percent of the total student enrollment received financial assistance from sources other than parents. Grants, scholarships, and loans from all