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Free Tuition FAQs 2021-2022

Frequently Asked Questions about Free Tuition

Will TTC notify me when I'm awarded free tuition?

Yes. You will receive an email in your my.tridenttech.edu email account from the TTC Financial Aid office that includes a link to Financial Aid Self-Service for a personalized view of your financial aid.

When will I know I have been awarded free tuition?

Monitor your account status in Student Self-Service in the portal. The award date depends on when you complete the financial aid process. The sooner you submit the FAFSA and complete the financial aid process (including verification if chosen), the sooner your aid will be awarded. The free tuition award will be displayed as "TTC Tuition Grant."

Will I get money for books?

This grant does not pay for books; however, some students may have a financial aid package that exceeds charges for tuition and fees. Those students will have a credit in the Bookstore.

Do I have to pay registration or course fees?

If you have declared a major in one of the 70+ programs, submitted your FAFSA and are registered for at least six credit hours that apply to your major, you do not have to pay registration and course fees. For courses that offer digital access to course materials, students are responsible for digital course materials fees (inclusive access).

When will I get a refund?

Not all students who receive free tuition will be eligible for a refund. If you already paid out of pocket and now you’re receiving TTC Tuition Grant, your refund may be processed approximately three weeks after classes start.

Can I apply the free tuition to past balances?

No. Free tuition for 2021-2022 applies only to Fall Semester 2021, Spring Semester 2022 and Summer Semester 2022.

I already have earned a bachelor's degree. Can I receive free tuition?

Yes. You can attend for free if you choose to major in one of 70+ programs.

I live out of state. Can I receive free tuition?

Out-of-state students majoring in one of the free tuition programs will be provided a fee reduction equal to the out-of-county rate.

How can I confirm my major?

You can view your major in the student portal (my.tridenttech.edu). Once in the portal, go to TTC Express for credit students, Academic Profile, then My Profile.

Does it matter if I'm a full- or part-time student?

Both full- and part-time students are eligible.

Will free tuition be available for Spring and Summer Semester 2022?

Yes! Free Tuition will be offered for the entire 2021-2022 academic year: Fall Semester 2021, Spring Semester 2022 and Summer Semester 2022.