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Free Tuition for Summer Semester 2022


South Carolina Residents: Find peace of mind with FREE tuition this summer.* 

    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. 

IMPORTANT: If you are attending during the Spring 2022 semester, you should first check your eligibility for the Workforce Scholarship for the Future. This scholarship covers additional programs and fees. Click here for more information about this scholarship.

Visiting Students

Trident Technical College welcomes visiting students from other colleges wishing to continue their studies. We offer affordable tuition, transfer credits, four convenient campuses and online classes. Learn more.