The Centro is committed to sharing its unique experience with as many students as possible. Our policy is to meet every student’s demonstrated financial need.

Thanks to the support of many loyal and generous alumni, friends, and granting agencies, the Centro offers scholarships ranging from $1,000 to over $25,000 when students demonstrate need through the FAFSA or similar instrument. The Centro Managing Committee makes need-blind admissions decisions and then awards scholarships.

Over the past 5 years, the Centro has granted nearly $1.5 million dollars in scholarships.  In a typical year about 1 in 5 students receives more than $14,000 in financial aid.

“The Centro is by far the best undergraduate program for Classics majors. The extensive on-site learning can't be beat, and it can't be crammed into a week — it's hard enough to fit into one semester!”

– Kendra Eshelman, Swarthmore College

Additionally, many member institutions permit students’ financial aid packages from their home institution to “travel” with them overseas.  Federal financial aid (except work study) is generally available to students studying at the Centro, including Pell Grants and guaranteed student loans.  Likewise, many states permit state-based financial aid to be applied overseas.  Your institution’s financial aid or study abroad office will have specific information regarding their policies.

Tuition, Fees, and What’s Included

Tuition $29,042.50
Program Fee $4,495.00
Lifetime transcript fee $120.00*
Total $33,617.50

*Transcript Fee waived for Duke students

The Tuition and Program Fee include:

What are students responsible for?

How Payment Works

Step 1: Within 3 weeks of acceptance to the program, confirm your enrollment by submitting the non-refundable $1,400 deposit. Deposits are payable by check or Student Account E-Check. If you receive Duke financial aid, submit the Deposit Waiver Form in lieu of the deposit. Log in to MyGlobalEd for remittance instructions or waiver form.

NOTE: If you withdraw after committing to the program, there may be financial consequences.

Step 2: Complete all post-acceptance items listed on your MyGlobalEd application, including the Participation Agreement, Pre-Departure Orientation, International Travel Registry, and any program-specific forms.

Step 3: Semester invoices will be sent via email to your Duke email address and home email address. Remit payment to the Bursar per due date and address indicated on your online statement. All financial arrangements involving Duke University must be completed prior to departure for the program.