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Free Money for College

Did you know that most S.C. residents qualify for S.C. lottery-funded tuition assistance? Lottery tuition assistance covers approximately 50% of tuition at Trident Technical College and is not based on financial need.

In addition to lottery tuition assistance, you may be eligible for other types of aid.

How do I apply for free money for college?

  1. Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at or use the myStudentAid mobile app. Include TTC's school code 004920 on your FAFSA application so Trident Tech will receive your FAFSA. Need assistance with the FAFSA? The Educational Opportunity Center can help!
  2. Submit an admission application to the college if you haven't already done so.
  3. Check your Student Aid Report (SAR) from the FAFSA to ensure it is accurate and complete. The college should receive your FAFSA within 7-10 business days after you complete it online. If you are chosen for verification, complete a verification worksheet found on Financial Aid Self-Service in the portal and submit it (with any requested documentation) to the Financial Aid office.
  4. Continue to monitor your account including your TTC email and Financial Aid Self-Service regularly for important information from TTC's Financial Aid office.

Why choose Trident Technical College?

Cost is a big reason but there are many more. Here are a few:

    • Trident Tech fits your busy life by offering online, evening and traditional classes as well as varied class modes and times. 
    • Most colleges and universities accept transfer credit from TTC. 
    • There are four convenient campuses: Thornley Campus (formerly Main Campus) in North Charleston, Berkeley Campus in Moncks Corner, Palmer Campus in downtown Charleston, and Mount Pleasant Campus.
    • Trident Tech offers programs in many areas of interest including:
      Business Culinary and Hospitality
      Education Engineering and Manufacturing
      Health, Human and Personal Services Information Technology
      Law and Criminal Justice Maintenance and Technical Trades
      Media and Visual Arts University Transfer

You can afford college!

Full-Time (12 hours)

$2,281.58 Full-time tuition and fees*
-1,200.00 Lottery tuition assistance
$1,081.58 Full-time tuition

If you can only take one class, no worries! Lottery tuition assistance is available.
One Class (3 hours)

$583.37 One class tuition and fees*
-300.00 Lottery tuition assistance
$283.37 Tuition for one class

*Calculations are based on Charleston/Berkeley/Dorchester County resident. Course fees vary. Click here for complete tuition and fees schedule.

Need more info?

Complete the short form below and we will send you college information. You can also call 843.574.6111 or 877.349.7184 (toll free).