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Payment Methods and Options


Credit Cards

You can use VISA, MasterCard, Discover or American Express in the Business offices and bookstores on all five TTC campuses and through Student Self Service in the student portal. When paying by credit card in person, you must present a valid picture ID and your name must be on the credit card.


When paying by check, be sure to include the following on the back of the check: your full name, student ID number and driver’s license number. You must present a picture ID when paying by check.   

Returned Check Policy

If your check to the college is returned, you have 10 days to make full restitution including a service charge (in accordance with current law). You must pay by money order, cash or credit card in the Business office. You may be liable for court costs and fees, as well as the amount of the original check. Your classes may be canceled for nonpayment.

Financial Aid

  • You will receive an award letter in your student email account for any financial aid that you are eligible to receive. The award is based on full-time enrollment and will be adjusted if you enroll in fewer than 12 hours. Your awards may cover all or a portion of your tuition costs. You will be issued a refund approximately four to six weeks after Drop/Add for any excess amount.
  • If your financial aid does not cover all of your tuition, you must pay the difference by the registration payment deadline.
  • If you are receiving veterans’ benefits:
    • If you are receiving benefits for the first time, complete steps 2-4 here
    • If you are a returning student using veterans benefits, complete step 2 here

For more information on financial aid, click here.

For more information on VA benefits, click here.

Voucher or Sponsor Payment

Third party vouchers are applicable only when the college is authorized to directly bill the company and is not contingent upon completion of the course or receipt of a particular grade. Students may send the completed approved voucher to the Business office before registering for courses, or at the time of bill payment.

Senior Citizen Waiver

Senior citizens who are at least 60 years old can attend classes for credit or noncredit purposes on a space available basis without paying tuition. Click here for a Senior Citizen Waiver.

Payment Options

There are several ways you can pay your tuition and fees.

In person:

Pay in person at one of TTC’s Business offices at Thornley, Berkeley, Palmer or Mount Pleasant campuses.


Use Student Self-Service to make your payment.

Tuition Payment Plan:

  1. Log into the student portal.
  2. Click on TTC Self Service.
  3. Click on Student Finance.
  4. Under Student Finance click on Nelnet Enterprise.

By mail:

Mail your check to Trident Technical College, Attn: Business Office (BO-M), P.O. Box 118067, Charleston, SC 29423-8067. Allow five days prior to the fee payment deadline for mailing. Your check must be in the business office by the fee payment deadline.

Workforce Training (formerly Continuing Education) Courses

The following forms of payment are accepted for Workforce Training course registrations: check, VISA, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, purchase order, or voucher. Review the college's Refund Policy for noncredit programs prior to registering.