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Tri-County Technical College

Whether paying tuition out-of-pocket, using financial aid, or a combination of both, timely payment of tuition will help to ensure that students keep the classes for which they registered. If payment is not received by the deadline, students will be dropped from their classes. To ensure you are able to maintain your schedule, you'll want to familiarize yourself with how, when and where to pay your tuition.

Students enrolled in credit courses may view schedules through eTC by clicking on the Get Set tab and the Pay Tuition and Fees channel.

How to Pay Your Tuition

You may pay your tuition and fees by cash, check or credit/debit card. The College accepts Visa, Discover, MasterCard, and American Express. (Companies may be billed with appropriate authorization. Contact the Business Office for details.) Payments are accepted online, in person, and by U.S. Mail.

  • Pay your student account balance anytime online using your webcheck, credit card or debit card. This service is available in the student account in eTC on the Get Set tab, Pay Tuition and Fees channel, Make Online Payments link.

  • Paying in person: Pendleton Campus Business Office, Ruby Hicks Building, Anderson Campus or Easley Campus with cash/check only.

  • Paying by Mail: Send your check to Tri-County Technical College, Attention: Business Office, P.O. Box 587, Pendleton, SC, 29670.

  • Setting Up a Payment Plan

Curriculum students may also enroll in a payment plan online administered by Business Office staff. This is available in the student account in eTC on the Get Set tab, Pay Tuition and Fees channel, Enroll in an installment payment plan link. This is an interest free monthly payment plan that drafts your payment automatically from your bank account or debit/credit card. There is a $30 enrollment fee per semester to participate in the payment plan.

  • There is a $30.00 returned payment fee if a payment is returned.

  • Payments are processed on the established dates when enrolling and will continue for the duration of the enrolled payment plan. The payment plan options vary based on the Target Dates to Enroll.

  • The following link provides information on the programs: Online Payment Plan.

Refunds

Refunds are processed for student accounts that have a credit balance. Credit balances may occur when a course is cancelled or a student drops a class during the drop/add period. Classes dropped after the drop/add period will not result in a reduction of tuition. For refund deadlines, see the information provided on the Academic Calendar. Credit balances may also result from financial aid disbursements or overpayments by the student.

Refunds are processed throughout the term. Terms vary in length during the semester and may be viewed on the Academic Calendar. Refunds due a student will be calculated and processed within approximately 6 weeks from the beginning of the semester. Thereafter, refunds are processed weekly during the term. Refunds are processed for Title IV aid, such as Pell, SEOG and loans, within 14 days of disbursement.

Tri-County Technical College has partnered with BankMobile to deliver your refund. Refunds are processed through BankMobile Disbursements by the preference selected by the student. For more information about BankMobile, visit this link: http://bankmobiledisbursements.com/how-it-works/. Additional information is also available on the FAQ link on the eTC, “Get Set” tab under “Pay Tuition & Fees.”

To view our institution's contract with BankMobile, a Division of Customer Bank, click here.

Canceled Courses 

When a course cancellation reduces a student's course load, the student (or sponsor) will receive a 100% refund for the actual hours canceled. No action is required by the student to initiate the refund. Financial aid is automatically adjusted, however, a reduction in credit hours may result in a reduction in financial aid.

Dropped Courses or Reduction of Credit Hours

The refund schedule is as follows:

  • Before or during the drop/add period: 100%

  • After the drop/add period: 0%

Refunds will be computed based upon the actual number of reduced credit hours.

Terms of varying lengths will have refund periods that correspond to the drop/add periods. If the drop/add period is equivalent to less than one instructional day, no refund will be granted. The specific drop/add periods for each term is noted on the Academic Calendar.

To be eligible for a refund, students must initiate the drop action by dropping the course(s) via their eTC account. The request must be made during the refund period. The refund request will be processed within 30 days.

  1. Students who never attend a class during the drop/add period will be administratively dropped.

  2. Recipients of Title IV Federal Financial Aid (Pell Grant) who withdraw from all classes prior to completing 60% of the term will have tuition and fee charges refunded to the government in accordance with the statutory repayment policy. In certain instances, this repayment may result in a debt to the College and/or the government that the student must repay. Copies of this regulation and related examples are available in the Financial Aid Office.