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

April 10, 2023

The Tri-County Technical College Commission voted unanimously on April 10 to freeze in-county tuition for a fourth consecutive year. The in-county tuition freeze applies to the 2023-2024 academic year.

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.

The TCTC Commission also approved transitioning from course fees to a per semester program fee beginning with the fall 2023 semester. The purpose of this change is to make course fees easier to understand and to help students to budget and plan more accurately. For example, instead of seeing eight different fees listed for things like packet fees and testing and licensing fees, these fees will roll into a single program fee that will appear on the student’s bill each semester. Program fees are assessed based on number of enrolled credit hours and declared program of study and may be covered by scholarship funding or other financial aid.