North Carolina and South Carolina students with family incomes of $65,000 or less, the research university in Durham announced this week."This additional financial support for undergraduates reflects Duke’s commitment to our students from the Carolinas," Duke University President Vincent Price said in a news release. "By providing even more equitable access to a Duke education, and ensuring students have the resources they need to truly thrive while here at Duke, we will also make our campus community stronger."READ MORE: Student loan repayment: How to prepare for payments when pandemic freeze endsThe program is for all undergraduate students who qualify, Duke said, benefiting about 340 students next academic year."We want to make it easier for families to choose Duke," said Gary Bennett, dean of Trinity College of Arts & Sciences. "Attending college can expand a family’s opportunities for generations, and we aim to make the Duke experience as widely accessible as we can."A general view of the Duke University Chapel ahead of the game between the Florida State Seminoles and the Duke Blue Devils on February 19, 2022 in Durham, North Carolina. (Photo by Lance King/Getty Images) Duke has more than 1,000 undergraduate students from North Carolina, more than from any other state.
North Carolina students represent 16% of the total student body, and an additional 160 are from South Carolina."This is our home, and it's where we have our most longstanding commitment," Price said. "We want families in the Carolinas to know that a Duke education can be affordable, and that we will provide support and resources so all students who are admitted to Duke can have an exceptional college experience."READ MORE: Poor eating habits in.