Continuing Education Financial Aid

The following financial aid opportunities have recently become available for students pursuing Continuing Education courses.

  • ConnectFund Grants – These grants are funded by the Durham Sales and Use Tax and are designed to assist individuals who need further education, career training, or retraining.

  • State Employees' Credit Union (SECU) Scholarships – The State Employees’ Credit Union (SECU) Foundation has established a Continuing Education Scholarship program at Durham Tech for students to upgrade their current job-related skills or gain new ones.

  • NCWorks – The NCWorks Training for Careers program is a collaboration between Durham NCWorks and Durham Tech and provides short-term training that lead to industry-recognized or state-level credentials for in-demand jobs. After training is completed, the NCWorks team will be there to provide assistance with your job search and networking. This grant will pay for registration fees, exam and certification test fees, books, and supplies for the training program. Attend an information session to learn more!

  • Project SkillUp, a program funded by the North Carolina Tobacco Trust Fund Commission, for people who have themselves or have family who have been adversely affected by changes and the downturn in the tobacco industry over the past 20 years.

  • START Scholarship: This grant has been established to assist students who are interested in a career in the hospitality industry to pay for tuition and extbooks for the START Careers in Hotel and Lodging program. This 250-hour program provides students with real-world knowledge and skills needed for a long-term career in the lodging industry. Students who successfully complete the START program may earn up to six industry-recognized and portable professional certifications, and may qualify for a 40-hour externship that will connect them directly with local employers. Scholarship application must be submitted along with a registration form no later than January 11, 2016.