Human Resource Management
Private loans are an option for students who do not wish to pay in full with registration. Please note all funding must be approved and paperwork completed prior to the program start date. See Funding Sources.
1. REGISTER ONLINE (Durham Program or Raleigh Program) using Visa or Mastercard with our secure, real-time registration system. Add the course to your shopping cart and follow the instructions for checking out.
2.Use a check to register by mail with a printed registration form. Please go to the Certificate Details page and record the Course ID, title, and enrollment fee for the certificate program.
If you need assistance, call 919-684-6259 during normal business hours.
Advance registration is required.
Since many courses fill early, we recommend registering with payment at least two weeks before the course begins.
There are no refunds for online courses. Overnight programs have different cancellation policies. Please see program descriptions for details.
Refund and Change Requests must be in writing.
To receive a refund, minus a processing fee for each course cancelled, or to switch to a different course, we must receive your written cancellation request at least two weeks before the course begins. Processing fees are:
• $20 for course fees under $500
• $100 for course fees $500 or more
To submit a cancellation request:
Mail: Registration - Duke Continuing Studies
Durham, NC 27708-0700
Include your name, address, phone number, and course title to be dropped. Refunds will be made in the manner you paid us.
Missed the refund deadline?
A friend can take the entire course in your place if you call 919-684-6259 prior to the start of the course and let us know the name, address and phone number of the substitute student. Failure to attend a course does not entitle you to a refund or replacement course.
Course is Filled / Waiting List
If you pay for a course that is already filled, we will put your name on the waiting list, notify you, and automatically issue you a refund or send back your check. Save the check in case a space opens up. If a space becomes available, we will call you. Acceptance of a space from the waiting list creates the obligation of payment regardless of attendance, unless registration is cancelled according to the cancellation policy above.
If We Cancel a Course
Sometimes we have to cancel a course that does not meet minimum enrollment, or due to unforeseen events. If that happens, you will receive a full refund, unless you prefer to select a different course from the same catalog. Duke Continuing Studies reserves the right to substitute instructors or change the day a course meets.
If a check is returned for insufficient funds, we will charge a returned check fee of $30. Checks will not be resubmitted. The replacement payment must include the additional $30 and be in the form of cash, money order, or MC/Visa.
Course fees and expenses are sometimes tax deductible. Please consult an accountant concerning this matter. Non-credit programs at Duke Continuing Studies do not generate 1098-T forms, in accordance with the following IRS guideline:
Instructions for Forms 1098-E and 1098-T published by the Department of the Treasury, Internal Revenue Service, states “You do not have to file Form 1098-T or furnish a statement for: Courses for which no academic credit is offered, even if the student is otherwise enrolled in a degree program…”