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Tuition & Fees

S.C. Lottery Tuition Assistance helps bring full-time tuition to around $850 a semester for S.C. residents!*  Click here to see how it works.



Per Credit Hour Rates
College Service Area*: $161 per credit hour
College Non-Service Area: $186 per credit hour
Nonresident (out-of-state): $359 per credit hour
Nonresident (out-of-country): $394 per credit hour

*TCL Service Area consists of Beaufort, Colleton, Hampton, and Jasper counties.


Residents of Effingham and Chatham Counties who meet Georgia residency requirements are eligible for in-state tuition (College Non-Service Area) at the Technical College of the Lowcountry.


Tuition Payment Deadline is Friday, August 15



Registration Fee
A registration fee of $50 per semester will be charged to each student.


Capital Fee
A capital fee of $4 per credit hour will be to charged to each student.


Out-of-Country students who complete the admissions process but fail to matriculate will be charged an administrative fee of $200.


A $25 course fee will be applied to certain classes. This fee helps offset the expense of consumables, laboratory equipment, software, and additional instruction. Click here for the list.


*Tuition and fees are subject to change.



100% refund: 50% refund 0% on or after
Fall  (16-week)
Aug 21-27 Aug 28 – Sept 10 Sept 11
Fall I  (1st 8-week)
Aug 21-23 Aug 24-30 Aug 31
Fall II (2nd 8-Week)
Oct 16-18 Oct 19-25 Oct 26
Fall III (12-week)
Sept 18-23 Sept 24 – Oct 3 Oct 4

Please note: Refunds apply to tuition only. Fees are nonrefundable.



Make a Payment

Click here to find out how to pay your bill. You may even be able to pay in installments!

Where's my Disbursement Check?

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All MyCAA military spouse students MUST email, fax, or bring in all approved TA forms prior to the published tuition payment deadlines for each term to Kimberly Smith in the TCL Beaufort Business Office, fax number 855-825-3291.

Click here to review Summer 2014 Tuition and Fees information.
Click here to review Spring 2014 Tuition and Fees information.