Program Cost

eStudies costs $875, including all textbooks and course materials, plus a nonrefundable $25 application fee. If placed, you must submit a nonrefundable $100 enrollment deposit, which is applied to the program fees. Full payment must be submitted by May 9 or the student may be dropped from the program.

Fees and deposits may be paid by check, credit card, or money order. Payment by check authorizes Duke University to make a onetime electronic fund transfer from your account. These funds may be withdrawn from your account as soon as the date of receipt. Once the electronic transfer is made, your canceled check will be destroyed. Returned checks will result in a $25 processing charge.

Refund policy

Students who withdraw from the program by May 9 will receive a full refund of the program fees, minus the enrollment deposit, which is nonrefundable. Students who withdraw between that date and the end of the first week of the program will have 50 percent of their program fees refunded. After the first week, no refunds will be issued for students who fail to participate in the course or who are dismissed from the program. In addition, program fees are nontransferable and the application fee is nonrefundable.

This seven-week program for seventh through eleventh graders takes place during the summer. Students join an online class of twenty-four and are led in high school– or college-level coursework by an expert instructor who oversees discussions, live video meetings, and peer-to-peer interaction.