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All tuition and fees are due and payable at the Cashier's Window in the White Building, room 81, on the official days of registration. If registering by WebAdvisor, students may pay by credit card during the registration transaction. Students will not receive a bill and are responsible for paying by the established deadlines. Students may pay by cash, check, money order, or credit card (VISA, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express). Partial payments or credits are not accepted. No portion of a check made payable to Durham Tech will be given to a student except at the written request of the person making the remittance, and the written request must be mailed directly to the college’s business manager.
Tuition for Two Colleges
If a student wants to enroll at Durham Tech and another college in the North Carolina Community College System for the same semester, the total amount of tuition and fees may be paid to the student’s home college. Home college is defined as the college at which the student initially registers for classes. The home college assumes responsibility for arranging with the other college for enrolling the student in appropriate courses without further charge. This arrangement shall be made by an exchange of letters between the colleges involved.
Tuition Fee Basis
North Carolina law (General Statute 115D) establishes the Community
College System’s tuition and fees. Tuition charges are for credit
hours enrolled. Credit hours are calculated as follows: one lecture hour,
two or three laboratory hours, three clinical hours, or ten co-op work
experience hours equal one credit hour. The tuition rate per credit hour
applies to all regularly enrolled students. Tuition is subject to change by the N.C. General Assembly.
Tuition for Legal Residents of North Carolina
Effective July 1, 2013, tuition for legal residents of North Carolina is $71.50 per credit hour or a maximum of $1,144 for students enrolling fall, spring, or summer semesters for 16 or more credit hours. Tuition is subject to change by the NC General Assembly. High school students enrolling in Durham Tech classes are exempt from tuition charges.
Effective July 1, 2013, tuition for out-of-state residents (persons who have NOT maintained domicile in the state for at least the 12 previous months) is $263.50 per credit hour or a maximum of $4,216 for students enrolled fall, spring, or summer semester for 16 or more credit hours. Tuition is subject to change by the N.C. General Assembly.
North Carolina law (General Statute 116-143.1) requires that to qualify for in-state tuition, a legal resident must have maintained his/her "domicile" in North Carolina for at least the 12 months immediately before this classification as a resident for tuition purposes.The following definition shall be controlled with the interpretation and application of General Statute 116-143.1 as it pertains to the term domicile. Domicile is one’s permanent dwelling place of indefinite duration, as distinguished from a temporary place of abode; it is synonymous with legal residence.
All curriculum students are charged a student administrative fee
of $46 for each fall and spring semester and $36 for the summer term.
These funds support student clubs and social activities, computer and technology use, college parking and security, student ID cards, and accident insurance for students participating in
college classes and functions.
This fee is subject to change.
There is a $10 replacement fee for the student ID and a $10 replacement fee for the hanging parking decal.
Tuition may vary for courses offered as "self-support," which means it is based on the number of students enrolled in each class. For example, tuition for Summer Term 2012 self-support courses will be $66.50 per credit hour. Students must pay for all hours taken in "self-support" courses. Senior citizens and Durham Tech employees must also pay for self-support courses.
A $15 graduation fee is payable at the time a student applies for graduation. The fee covers the cost of the award (degree, diploma, or certificate) and the award cover. This fee is subject to change.
Graduating students participating in commencement pay a $20 graduation regalia fee for their caps, tassels, gowns, and graduation announcements. This fee is subject to change.
A $5 fee is charged for each official copy of a student’s transcript. There is no charge for an “issued to student” copy. More information about transcripts can be found in the student records section.
Tuition refunds for curriculum classes are subject to the following requirements:
For specific deadlines, including the 10 percent point of the semester, go to the Important Dates web page..
To begin the refund process, a student must drop the course(s) using the WebAdvisor registration system. For a 100 percent refund, the course must be dropped by 11:59 p.m. on the day prior to the first day of the academic semester. For a 75 percent refund, the course must be dropped by 11:59 p.m. on the day designated as the official 10 percent point of the semester. Refund checks are automatically generated provided a student completes the drop process within the designated refund period. The tuition refund check is mailed to the student’s address on record at the college after the end of the 75 percent refund period, typically about three weeks after the beginning of the semester. Contact the Business Office at 919-536-7201 for any questions or concerns about tuition refunds.
A printed copy of the Durham Tech refund procedure for credit courses is available for download here. It is also available at the following locations: the Main Campus at the Cashier's Window in the White Building and at the Corporate Education Center reception area; at the Northern Durham Center information desk; at the SouthBank Building information desk; at the information desk of the Durham Tech site located at Northgate Mall; at the Orange County Campus information desk; and at the Orange County Skills Development Center. The curriculum refund procedure is subject to change by action of the North Carolina Community College State Board to its refund policy.
Students may purchase most textbooks, supplies, instruments, and materials from the bookstore on campus. The cost of books and supplies varies with each program. However, most full-time students should anticipate spending approximately $350 to $700 each semester. Students should attend each class at least once before purchasing texts and materials. Check bookstore information for store hours and information about ordering textbooks online.
Durham Tech participates in the North Carolina Community College Student Health Plan. For more information on eligibility requirements, benefits, enrollment, and costs, contact United Healthcare at http://www.studentccsi.com/contact.aspx.
Students enrolling in nursing and other health programs that require clinical or patient care instruction must provide their own malpractice and health insurance. For more information, contact the Business Office or the appropriate program director. Educational liability/malpractice insurance costs $16 per year.
Participants in the Study Abroad course are required to pay for insurance at a cost of $7.75 per student per week. This fee is included in the course registration.
Students in certain programs have additional expenses. Although this list is not intended to be exhaustive, examples of such additional
expenses include instructional kits and gold in Dental Laboratory Technology,
tools in Automotive Systems Technology and Electrical/ Electronics Technology,
drafting kits in Architectural Technology, instructional kits in Opticianry,
scrub suits in Surgical Technology, and uniforms and stethoscopes in Respiratory
Therapy and Nursing programs. Some programs also require lab coats and
other miscellaneous supplies. Certain health programs require professional
liability insurance. Contact Admissions and Enrollment Services for more information
about additional expenses.