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16-9-1 Residency

Table of Contents

  1. Introduction
  2. Area Commission
  3. Information Technology
  4. Plans and Analysis
  5. Marketing
  6. Financial Affairs
  7. Facilities Management
  8. Human Resources and Employee Relations
  9. Development
  10. Procurement and Inventory Control
  11. Auxiliary Enterprises and Printing Services
  12. Public Safety
  13. Division of Education
  14. Intentionally Left Blank for Future Use
  15. Intentionally Left Blank for Future Use
  16. Admissions and Registrar

    16-0-3 Advisor Assignments

    16-1-0 Admissions Policy

    16-1-1 Admissions, Allied Health and Nursing Programs

    16-1-7 Admissions, Academic Eligibility Criteria

    16-3-1 Admissions, International Students

    16-4-1 Admissions, High School Students

    16-9-1 Residency

    16-0-5 Grade Changes

    16-0-6 Incomplete Grade, Removal of

    16-1-3 Returning Students

    16-1-5 Advanced Standing

    16-1-6 Advanced Standing Credit for Trident Technical College Continuing Education Coursework

    16-1-9 Credit Through Experiential Learning

    16-5-1 Academic Standing

    16-5-2 Academic and Financial Aid Suspension Appeals Committee

    16-6-1 Course Withdrawal

    16-6-2 Never Attended

    16-7-1 Student Records, Confidentiality

    16-7-2 Issuance of Transcripts

    16-7-3 Student Name Change

    16-7-4 Student Social Security Number Change

    16-7-5 Student Major Updates

    16-7-6 Sealing of Records/Removal from Class

    16-10-1 Graduation, Application & Verification

    16-10-2 Graduation Committee

    16-10-3 Awarding of Degrees, Diplomas, and Certificates

    16-10-4 Graduation, Course Substitutions

    16-10-5 Catalog Applicability

  17. Student Services

NUMBER: 16-9-1 APPROVED DATE: 01-07-1999


PURPOSE:  Trident Technical College's tuition, fees, and residency policy complies with the South Carolina Code of Laws 59-112-10 et. seq.

  1. DETERMINATION OF RESIDENCY STATUS The residency category of an applicant is determined from residency information provided on the TTC Admissions Application. When conflicting documentation exists, the Admissions office will notify the applicant of the discrepancies and the residency status that has been assigned.  Residency designations for the purposes of assessing tuition are identified as:
    1. In-County
    2. Out-of-County
    3. Out-of-State
  2. IN-COUNTY STATUS Individuals who have established domicile in South Carolina and have demonstrated South Carolina residence in Berkeley, Charleston or Dorchester County continuously for a period of 12 months before making an application are considered eligible for in-county tuition rates. Additional documents may be required to prove residency status for in-county. Eligibility for in-county tuition rates also occurs when the applicant meets one of the following exceptions and provides appropriate documentation:
    1. Employed permanent full-time for 37½ hours or more per week in Berkeley, Charleston or Dorchester County, or is the dependent of someone employed full-time in Berkeley, Charleston or Dorchester County;
    2. Active duty military or a dependent stationed in Berkeley, Charleston or Dorchester County;
    3. Retired person maintaining residence and domicile in Berkeley, Charleston or Dorchester County.
  3. OUT-OF-COUNTY STATUS Individuals who have resided in Berkeley, Charleston or Dorchester County less than 12 months prior to making an application but have resided continuously in the state of South Carolina more than 12 months are charged out-of-county tuition rates.
  4. OUT-OF-STATE STATUS Individuals who have resided less than 12 months in the state of South Carolina prior to making an application are charged out-of-state tuition rates.
  5. APPEAL OF RESIDENCY STATUS Any applicant appealing a residency status has the burden of proof and should provide the Director of Admissions with all documentation to support the appeal. The Director will review all documentation concerning the claimed residency and will review state statutes to make a decision on residency status. Any further appeal by the applicant will be referred to the Vice President for Student Services whose decision is final.
  6. CHANGE IN RESIDENCY STATUS An out-of-county or out-of-state student becomes eligible for in-county tuition rates after establishing domicile in South Carolina and continuously residing in Berkeley, Charleston or Dorchester County for 12 months from the date of domicile, unless residency status changes based on one of the exceptions cited in the South Carolina Code of Laws. If a dependent or independent person has been domiciled and designated in-county for no less than three years, the person shall retain eligibility to pay in-county fees for at least 12 months following the loss of domicile. 

Updated: 05-31-2007

Updated: 03-07-2016

Updated: 07-28-2020