The Office of Financial Aid at Technical College of the Lowcountry strives to assist students from admission through completion. Financial Aid staff are on hand to assist with the completion of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), provide information regarding South Carolina state aid, and assist through the verification process (if selected).

The Office of Financial Aid is currently located at the Beaufort Mather Campus in Building 2 and will soon have permanent staff on the New River Campus. Appointments can be made with our Financial Aid Counselors in person or virtually. Students can always get financial aid help 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year by visiting Financial Aid TV (FATV), an online video service that provides information on various financial aid topics.

Ready to start the process? Click here for information on how to apply and the priority deadlines.

Meet the Financial Aid Staff

Alysha Kromm, Specialist


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Alysha comes from a military family where she spent most of her life traveling the globe. She and her family relocated to Beaufort in March 2020 where her education journey began at Technical College of the Lowcountry. Alysha received her associate degree in Administrative Office Technology from TCL in May 2022. Shortly after graduation she joined the team as a Financial Aid Specialist. Alysha is currently pursuing a B.S. in Business Administration at Southern New Hampshire University. She enjoys traveling, spending time with her family and friends, and listening to podcasts. Her passion is to help students, especially military students, achieve their education goals by providing excellent service!

Kevyn Richmond, Coordinator


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Kevyn moved to Beaufort in November 2020 after working for the United States Forest Service as a Wilderness Ranger for five years. Prior to working in the natural resources field, she was an educator both in the United States and abroad in Vietnam. Kevyn has a bachelor’s degree in Integrative Studies, and a master’s degree in Secondary Education for Social Sciences. Lifelong education is one of her passions, so she accepted a job as a Navigator in the HUB at the Technical College of the Lowcountry in 2021, and has since transitioned to work as a Financial Aid Coordinator. She is passionate about supporting students through their educational journey, and is so excited to continue working with TCL students in her new position. Outside of work she loves traveling, camping, biking, gardening and cooking. 

Lathea Fennell, Coordinator


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Lathea was born and raised in the small, country town of Yemassee, South Carolina. She earned her B.S. in Business Administration-Management from the University of South Carolina Beaufort and her MBA from Webster University. Prior to joining Technical College of the Lowcountry, she was a Business Education Teacher for the Beaufort County School District. Lathea has 14 years of financial aid experience and is very passionate about helping students find money to attend college. She has one adult child, one toddler and a Chihuahua (Lucky) who runs the house. Lathea is also in the Air Force Reserve. When she is not serving her country, she enjoys spending time with her son, shopping, and sleeping. Lathea is dedicated to helping students achieve their dream of completing their degree!

Jillian Kirkland, Director


Jill relocated to Beaufort in 2016 and started her career at Technical College of the Lowcountry in the Registrar’s Office. She received her degree in Political Science from Georgia Southern University and is currently pursuing a degree in Higher Education Administration at Southern New Hampshire University. Jill is an avid sports fan and proud dog mom of Jeter. She enjoys spending time with friends and family, being outdoors, and anything that involves the water. Jill is excited to help students achieve their educational goals at TCL!

For more information on South Carolina state aid click here.

For more information on Federal financial aid click here.

For more information or to apply for a Federal Work Study position click here.

To access TCL Financial Aid Forms click here.

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Beaufort Mather Campus, Bldg. 2