Our Commitment to College Access

College is expensive. We get it. With the Durham Tech Promise, recent high school graduates can receive up to $1,000 each year for two years. That means less focus on cost – and more on success.

To be eligible, in-state students in Durham and Orange counties must enroll in at least six credit hours of credits within a year after completing a high school diploma or high school equivalency. Due to the higher cost of out-of-state tuition, out-of-state students do not have a credit hour requirement. Disbursements are made in $500 payments per semester. Students do not need to apply. the Durham Tech Financial Aid office will review student records and contact those who qualify.


Durham County: Any recent high school graduate or equivalency.

Orange County: Recent graduate of Orange High School, East Chapel Hill High School, Chapel Hill High School, Cedar Ridge High School, Carrboro High School, Partnership Academy, Phoenix Academy, or recent Durham Tech high school equivalency graduate.

More Information

Durham County  
Véga Swepson  
Resource Specialist/ Instructor, HRD   
919-536-7200, ext. 4003  

Orange County  
Iesha Cleveland  
Director, Student Supports and Basic Needs  
919-536-7200, ext. 4201  

Orange County  
Eliza Murphy  
Academic Advisor/ Instructor, College Success  
919-536-7200, ext. 4227