Notify Us 

We hope that you will join our incoming class! Please let us know by clicking on the “Reply to Offer of Admission" form on your Application Status page.

Pay Your Deposit

To hold your place in the incoming class, you will need to submit a nonrefundable $100 deposit fee within approximately 30 days of receiving your decision letter. Receipt of this fee is necessary to secure your place in the entering class and will be credited toward fees due in the first semester of enrollment. If you need more time to consider your offer, just let us know. 

You can pay your deposit by visiting the Duke Bursar webpage. Please review the E-Check Payment Guidelines (pdf) for step-by-step instructions on submitting your deposit

Funding Your Education

At Duke Divinity School, our financial aid staff is here to assist you with finding a wide variety of sources to make your time here affordable. For more information, visit the Funding Your Education section.

Divinity School Scholarships

All students admitted to the M.Div., M.T.S., M.A., D.Min., and Th.D. qualify for a scholarship. Additional merit-based scholarship funds may also be available.

Residential M.Div. Field Education

In addition to scholarships, students fund their education through employment via the work-study program, federal loans, denominational support, or field education. Residential M.Div. students are required to complete two field education placements in which you can earn $10,000 per experience (students can complete up to 3 paid placements during their program). Field education serves as a form of financial aid for residential M.Div. students that can help to defray the costs of your education.

Federal Aid

To be considered for grants and work-study opportunities, you will be required to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). FAFSAs must be submitted before Financial Aid Award Notification can be provided.

Denominational Support

A certified candidate for ordained ministry in the United Methodist Church attending Duke Divinity School may also be eligible for Ministerial Education Fund support. Contact the Ministerial Education Fund Coordinator of the Board of Ordained Ministry in your Annual Conference for application and award requirements.