Cost of college went up for all students at Trident Technical College


In-state tuition and fees rose 5.5 percent for 2017-18 at Trident Technical College, according to the latest disclosure from the U.S. Department of Education.

South Carolina residents paid $4,860 to attend the two-year public institution this year $253 more than the $4,607 charged for 2016-17.

Non-residents paid 68.5 percent more than residents this year, or $8,188. Their price tag grew 4.5 percent from $7,837 in 2016-17.

About 98 percent of the school's undergraduate population are South Carolina residents. And about 2 percent are residents of other states.

Data shows 91 percent of full-time undergraduates who started school in 2015-16 received student financial aid in some form. In all, 1,453 students received grants or scholarships totaling $7.86 million and 382 students took out student loans totaling more than $2.19 million.

Including all undergraduates, 11,881 students used grants or scholarships totaling $56.16 million. Another 5,299 took out $35.14 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
~13,290
$4,370
$4,481
$4,607
$4,860
11.2%
Out-of-state
~271
$7,434
$7,645
$7,837
$8,188
10.1%

Undergraduate financial aid
The following data includes only full-time students who began an undergraduate program at the Trident 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
836
52%
$4,138,333
$4,950
State / local grant or scholarship
1,135
71%
$3,660,253
$3,225
Institutional grants or scholarships
29
2%
$59,242
$2,043
Grant or scholarship aid total
1,453
91%
$7,857,828
$5,408
Federal student loans
377
24%
$2,102,462
$5,577
Other student loans
10
1%
$91,448
$9,145
Student loan aid
382
24%
$2,193,910
$5,743
Total student aid
1,459
91%

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