Durham Tech Promise 

Our Commitment to College Access

smiling student in her graduation regaliaDurham Tech Promise is our commitment to your high school graduate.

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

Durham Tech Promise provides up to $1,000 per year for two years.

To be eligible, students must enroll in at least six credit hours in the semester immediately after high school. Disbursements are made in $500 payments per semester.


Durham County: Any recent high school graduate.

Orange County: Recent graduate of a public high school in Chapel Hill/Carrboro and Orange County Schools.

Students do not need to apply. The Durham Tech Financial Aid office will review student records and contact those who qualify.

The Durham Tech Promise gave me the resources to find my career path to Early Childhood Education. The Promise was especially helpful because I come from a low-income family. Being able to receive money for tuition and books through my work-study position really helped me afford my dream."

Jessica Hardnett-Brown
Current student

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