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Pay For College

College is affordable when you take classes at Trident Technical College. In fact, tuition at Trident Technical College is less than half of other colleges. Factor in the opportunity to receive scholarships, financial aid and S.C. lottery-funded tuition assistance and you will find college is well within your reach!

How Much Will College Cost?

Click here for tuition and fees for the current academic year.

SC LIFE Scholarship

Do you want to use the SC LIFE Scholarship for the 2019-20 academic year or think you may be eligible? Complete a SC LIFE Scholarship Affidavit (2019-20). For more information on SC LIFE and other state financial aid such as lottery-funded tuition assistance, click here.


Do you need to visit the Main Campus Financial Aid office and talk to a financial aid officer?
Avoid standing in line! Use QLess to make an appointment. You can either:

  • Text “trident” to 619.639.1212 or
  • Click the QLess icon below.

You'll get a text or call shortly before your turn arrives. Standard text message rates apply.

Financial Aid Office

The Financial Aid office is here to help you navigate the financial aid process and find the best way to pay for your college education. Financial Aid offices are located on all campuses.

Main Campus
Bldg. 410/Rm. 102
8 a.m.-6 p.m.
Friday, 8 a.m.-noon
(Exceptions: The Financial Aid office will remain open until 6 p.m. every Friday that coincides with a tuition payment deadline.)
Fax: 843.574.6661

Palmer Campus
Rm. 122
Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Friday, 8 a.m.-noon
Fax: 843.722.5543

Berkeley  Campus
Rm. 111L
Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Friday, 8 a.m.-noon
Fax: 843.899.8016

Mount Pleasant Campus
Check in with staff in lobby.
Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
Friday, 8 a.m.-noon
Fax: 843.958.5811