Cost of college went up for all students at Tri-County Technical College

In-state tuition and fees rose 2.7 percent for 2017-18 at Tri-County Technical College, according to the latest disclosure from the U.S. Department of Education.


In-state tuition and fees rose 2.7 percent for 2017-18 at Tri-County Technical College, according to the latest disclosure from the U.S. Department of Education.

South Carolina residents paid $5,468 to attend the two-year public institution this year $146 more than the $5,322 charged for 2016-17.

Non-residents paid 71.1 percent more than residents this year, or $9,356. Their price tag grew 3.5 percent from $9,042 in 2016-17.

About 94 percent of the school's undergraduate population are South Carolina residents. About 5 percent are residents of other states and 1 percent are citizens of other countries.

Data shows 94 percent of full-time undergraduates who started school in 2015-16 received student financial aid in some form. In all, 1,702 students received grants or scholarships totaling $10.95 million and 395 students took out student loans totaling more than $2.26 million.

Including all undergraduates, 4,803 students used grants or scholarships totaling $23.48 million. Another 1,032 took out $5.62 million in federal student loans.

The cost of attending
Enrollment
2014-15
2015-16
2016-17
2017-18
Change in tuition and fees 2014-15 to 2017-18
In-state
~5,728
$5,016
$5,167
$5,322
$5,468
9%
Out-of-state
~305
$8,568
$8,815
$9,042
$9,356
9.2%

Undergraduate financial aid
The following data includes only full-time students who began an undergraduate program at the Tri-County Technical College in 2015-16.
Type of Aid
Number of students receiving aid
Percent receiving aid
Total amount of aid received
Average amount of aid per student
Federal grants
678
37%
$3,043,816
$4,489
State / local grant or scholarship
1,590
87%
$7,652,666
$4,813
Institutional grants or scholarships
191
10%
$255,835
$1,339
Grant or scholarship aid total
1,702
93%
$10,952,317
$6,435
Federal student loans
388
21%
$2,004,914
$5,167
Other student loans
32
2%
$258,030
$8,063
Student loan aid
395
22%
$2,262,944
$5,729
Total student aid
1,730
94%

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