Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act Application

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act includes a Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF) that provides emergency funding to higher education. A portion of these funds have been set aside for students who have expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19). The funds are meant to help pay bills, obtain food, and provide for your families during these difficult times.

Students must meet Title IV eligibility requirements in order to receive HEERF emergency funds. Durham Tech must verify that the student is Title IV eligible before funds can be disbursed. The criteria to receive the emergency funds include but are not limited to the following: US citizenship or eligible non-citizenship; a valid Social Security number; registration with Selective Service (if the student is male), and a high school diploma, GED, or completion of high school in an approved homeschool setting; enrolled in a degree or certificate program; and making satisfactory academic progress.

If you have not already done so, review the eligibility requirements.

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If you have any questions, please send an email to or call the Durham Tech Connect Center at 919-536-7200 (press 0).