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When is free tuition available?

Free tuition is available Fall Semester 2022; Spring Semester 2023, Summer Semester 2023 and Fall Semester 2023; and Spring Semester 2024.

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

Yes. You will receive an email in your 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. 

Will I get money for books?

Some students may have a financial aid package that exceeds charges for tuition and fees. 

Will all my courses be eligible for free tuition?

To be eligible for free tuition, courses you are enrolled in must be required for your program of study.

Do I have to pay registration or course fees?

If you have declared a major in one of the eligible 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. 

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?


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

Yes. You can receive free tuition with an earned degree if you meet all other requirements.

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.

As a transient/visiting student, am I eligible for free tuition?

No. Students must be enrolled in a program of study at Trident Technical College to receive free tuition so visiting/transient students are not eligible.

Are there other students who are not eligible for free tuition?

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. Dually-enrolled high school students are not eligible for the free tuition program; however, tuition assistance and need-based scholarships are available to reduce tuition. 

How can I confirm my major?

You can view your major in Navigate. Choose My Major from the left-hand navigation.

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

Both part-time and full-time students qualify for free tuition. 

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