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Funding Opportunities for Workforce Training Courses

While Federal Financial Aid and SC Lottery Funding are not available for Workforce Training noncredit courses, students may qualify for other types of external funding. Learn more below about various external funding sources and ways to apply for a personal loan to pay for courses.

If you enroll in a program and attend training, you can waive your job search requirements each week you are in training. However, you will be responsible for acquiring the necessary documentation to meet SC DEW/UI requirements. Learn More >


Trident Technical College (TTC) is offering a limited number of State-Funded Scholarships for noncredit programs (until funds are expended). Learn More >

This is a separate opportunity from the funds that are available to pay for academic courses at TTC. Learn More >


An alternative (also called private) loan is a loan through a commercial lender. Alternative loans generally have higher interest rates than federal loan programs and eligibility is based on creditworthiness, not financial need.  The Division of Education does not endorse or recommend any specific lender for private loans. The Division does recommend that thorough research and information is obtained in order to make an informed decision prior to obtaining a private loan.

The link below is for informational purposes only, and is provided only as a tool to assist in making smart choices when selecting a private lender. Learn More >



Some students may be eligible to receive federal funding for career training through SC WORKS Trident. SC WORKS Trident Centers provide employers with valuable resources to recruit qualified employees.


To learn more, contact one of their centers:


SC WORKS Charleston Center - Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.

1930 Hanahan Road, Suite 200

North Charleston, SC 29406

Phone: 843.574.1800; Toll-Free: 888.226.1606


SC WORKS Berkeley Center - Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.; closed noon-1 p.m.

325 East Main Street

Moncks Corner, SC 29461

Phone: 843.761.4400

TTY: 711


SC WORKS Dorchester Center - Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; closed noon-1 p.m.

1325 #A Boonehill Road

Summerville, SC 29483

Phone: 843.821.0695

TTY: 711

Contact Info

Workforce Training Registration

Phone: 843.574.6152




Hours of Operation

Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Friday, 8 a.m.-1 p.m.







Workforce Training Homepage

Registration Information

Scholarships and other Funding Opportunities

Equip Your Workforce - Employer Resources


Free Tuition for All Academic Programs thru Spring '24

Most South Carolina residents attending Trident Technical College are eligible for free tuition* for all academic programs thru Spring 2024. Learn More >