Tri-County Technical College freezes in-county tuition for fifth year

July 11, 2024

The Tri-County Technical College Commission voted unanimously in April to freeze in-county tuition for a fifth consecutive year. The in-county tuition freeze applies to the 2024-2025 academic year.

“The decision to freeze in-county tuition for a fifth year aligns with our mission to provide students an exceptional and affordable learning experience that improves their quality of life,” said TCTC President Dr. Galen DeHay. “In addition to a steady tuition rate, Tri-County offers financial aid packages that cover nearly the full cost to attend college. We also offer wrap-around support services that students need to balance school with work and family life.”

Tri-County’s tuition remains the second lowest in the S.C. Technical College System and the lowest in the Upstate. A two-year degree at Tri-County costs roughly less than one semester at a four-year college or university.

“For those wondering if a two-year degree is worth the time and money, the answer is emphatically yes,” said Hamid Mohsseni, chair of the TCTC Commission. “Not only do most of our students graduate debt free, but 93% of our graduates are placed in a job related to their field of study.”

Tuition rates and program fees are published on Tri-County’s website. Tuition rates are based on residency and the number of credit hours taken per semester. Increases in tuition are typically based on an evaluation of the Higher Education Price Index, an inflation index designed specifically for higher education institutions and other operational funding needs.


About Tri-County Technical College

Tri-County Technical College, a public two-year community and technical college serving Anderson, Oconee and Pickens Counties in South Carolina, enrolls more than 9,000 students annually and offers more than 70 major fields of study, including computer technology, business administration, mechatronics, nursing, and university transfer programs. Tri-County boasts the highest student success rate among two-year colleges in the state and ranks in the top one percent nationally for successful student transfers to four-year colleges and universities. To learn more, visit