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Applying for Aid

You could receive money from the federal government, the state of South Carolina, and Tri-County Technical College that can help you pay for college. To apply or renew your financial aid, your first step is to complete and submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid or FAFSA® (include Tri-County's school code: 004926).

You've Completed Your FAFSA. What's Next?

  • Check out this helpful video to see what happens.
  • You will be notified by email and through your MyTCTC student portal once Tri-County has received your completed FAFSA and if any additional paperwork is required.
  • Check your financial aid information through the "My Financial Aid" tile on the MyTCTC student portal.
  • If selected for the verification process, follow these steps.
  • Review the the Memorandum of Understanding.

*Note: If you are in default on any student loans or not making Satisfactory Academic Progress, aid cannot be awarded until this has been cleared.

Understanding Types of Aid

  • Federal Grants are awarded by the federal government, based on FAFSA information. These do not have to be repaid.
  • State Grants & Scholarships are awarded, by the state of South Carolina, based on FAFSA information and other criteria. These do not have to be repaid.
  • TCTC & Outside Scholarships are often based on academic or other achievements and do not have to be repaid. 
  • Federal Work Study programs enable students to work part-time to earn money for school.
  • Loans are borrowed money; you must repay student loans with interest.
  • Costs for courses in our Corporate & Community Education Division may be covered by state funding or through assistance from partner agencies. Click here to learn more. 

Maintaining Aid

To continue receiving aid, you must maintain the following Satisfactory Academic Progress requirements:

  • Grade Point Average (GPA) - Institutional GPA of 2.0.
  • Completion Rate - Maintain a 67% cumulative completion rate.
  • Maximum Time Frame- Complete your degree/diploma/certificate within 150% of the required program hours of study. Example: a student enrolled in a 60 credit hour program is eligible until 90 credit hours are attempted (60 x 1.5 = 90).

Learn more.

Forms & Resources

From a glossary of terms, to frequently used forms and other consumer documents, you'll find a variety of financial aid resources here

Financial Aid for Continuing Education

Tuition for courses within our Corporate and Continuing Education Division varies by program. Financial assistance is available through state funding and partner agencies.

Money Management Center

Through our Money Management Center, Tri-County Technical College offers expert advice on budgeting, credit, debt management, loan repayment, investing and more.  Check out:

If you'd like to schedule a one-on-one appointment with us, please make your request here. If you're a faculty member who would like us to speak with your class or a community member wishing to have us visit your group or even offer your expertise to our students, we urge you to connect with us as well.

Connect with Us

864-646-8282, Option 1 • tccentral@tctc.eduFax: 864-646-1890

 

TC CENTRAL

We are excited to offer an integrated, or one-stop student services center designed to streamline the student experience in the offices of Admissions, Financial Aid, Registrar/Student Data Center and Business Office.

This Center offers a single-point of contact for practically all enrollment-related questions. We also make referrals to the Home Offices for more in-depth conversations. Either way, it's our mission to get you the answers you need to get you on your way to a successful journey here at Tri-County.

TC Central is located in Ruby Hicks 105 on the Pendleton Campus.

Office Hours:
Monday-Thursday: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m.-2 p.m.

LEARN MORE ABOUT OUR SERVICES

To help ease the financial burden for South Carolina college students and their families, the South Carolina General Assembly has created an income tax credit for tuition paid to South Carolina colleges and universities. To claim the credit, a Form SC 1040 must be filed. When preparing the South Carolina income tax return, Form I-319 Tuition Tax Credit must be completed. This form is included with all state individual income tax booklets. For more information about the tax credit, please visit the South Carolina Tuition Tax Credit website