New students at Durham Tech will be eligible for free lessons

North Carolina, Raleigh – Some students attending Durham Tech will have the opportunity to study for free for two years this fall.

The Durham Tech Tuition Free Initiative is a supplemental scholarship to the North Carolina Longleaf Commitment Scholarship, which covers tuition and other expenses based on family income.

These scholarships will provide students with the ability to work towards their future educational or career goals without paying anything.

Graduates 2021-22

Students who graduate from a North Carolina high school this year or graduate in 2021 can attend Durham Tech this fall without tuition.

Durham Tech’s website notes: “Durham Tech will cover the full cost of tuition for North Carolina high school graduates 2021 and 2022 classified as North Carolina residents by the Residency Determination Service (RDS) who register for Fall 2022.”

Eligibility extends to individuals who complete a high school equivalency, those who complete an adult GCSE, and those who are homeschooled.

Credit hours and FAFSA application

Students must register for at least six credit hours.

They must also complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for the 2022 school year with an expected family education contribution of $15,000 or less.

According to JB Buxton, President of Durham Tech, the most important part of the process is filling out a FAFSA application to ensure eligibility.

This scholarship provides the first step for students who wish to continue their studies with a four-year degree, and for others the opportunity to enter the professional workforce.

“The university will provide 2022 graduates with a top dollar scholarship for the academic years 2022-23 and 2023-24 to bridge the gap and pay in full for tuition fees not covered by the Federal Pell Scholarships or the commitment of Longleaf, Durham Tech Promise, and other funds,” the statement states.

“Students may be liable for course materials if they are not covered by financial aid,” they explain on the website.

Eligibility requirements

  • Graduate from a North Carolina high school or obtain a high school equivalency in 2021 or 2022.
  • be accepted into the Durham Tech credit program;
  • Being a college student for the first time. Students who have participated in Career and College Promise and Early/Middle College High School are eligible;
  • Registration in the co-curricular program during the fall semester of 2022;
  • Enrollment in at least six credit hours;
  • You have an Expected Family Contribution (EFC) of $0 – $15,000. (“EFC” is based on the student’s FAFSA decision)

In addition, eligible students will receive notification from the Durham Tech Financial Aid Office.

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