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Trident Tech is offering SC residents three semesters free for 70+ programs: Fall Semester 2021, Spring Semester 2022 and Summer Semester 2022.* It's easy to qualify.

    1. Apply for free and be admitted to the college. 

      If you are a returning student at TTC, create an account on Apply Now and complete the online application.

    2. Choose your major from the 70+ programs in these disciplines:
      Health, Human and Personal Services   Culinary and Hospitality
      Engineering and Manufacturing Maintenance and Technical Trades
      Information Technology
      Click here for a list of programs.

    3. Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at For more information and help, click here.

    4. Take a minimum of six credit hours that are required for your major. For help selecting classes in your major, see your assigned advisor or a navigator in The Hub.

*TTC will apply any federal, state and private grants and scholarships for which you are eligible (for example: Pell, S.C. lottery-funded tuition assistance, etc.). The college will waive any remaining tuition, registration and course fees. For courses that offer digital access to course materials, students are responsible for digital course materials fees (inclusive access). Depending on financial aid package, some students may receive money for books.

Please note: Effective Summer Semester 2021, 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

Students who are in default on federal student loans are not eligible for the free tuition program. DACA recipients are not eligible due to state and federal regulations. 


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Important Dates

Fall 2  Oct. 20-Dec. 10
Spring 1 Jan. 10-March 1
Spring Full  Jan. 10-April 29
Spring 2 March 14-April 29

For more dates, including 3-week Minimesters, click the Important Dates link above.

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Complete the short form at the link above and we will send you college information. You can also call 843-574-6111 or 877-349-7184 (toll free) and email