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Spring 2023 Tuition Payment Deadlines

SpringSpring ISpring IIISpring II
Jan. 5, 2023Jan. 5, 2023Feb. 2, 2023Feb. 27, 2023

Fall 2022 / Spring 2023 Tuition Rates

In-State Service Area$214 per credit hour
In-State Non-Service Area$239 per credit hour
Non-Resident$445 per credit hour

Service Area

  • In-state service area: Beaufort, Colleton, Hampton, and Jasper counties.
  • In-state non-service area: All other S.C. counties, plus Chatham and Effingham counties in Georgia.
  • Non Resident: All areas outside S.C.

If you are a current student that needs to request a change of residency status, please refer to the Change of Residency Status Form and submit all required documents to Admissions.


Fees

(Effective Fall 2020)

Registration Fee
A non-refundable registration fee of $50 per semester is charged to each student.

Capital Fee
A non-refundable capital fee of $5 per credit hour is charged to each student.

Technology Fee
A non-refundable technology fee of $5 per credit hour is charged to each student.

Course Fee
A course fee of $25 to $70 is applied to certain classes to help offset the expense of consumables, laboratory equipment, software, and additional instruction. List of Courses with Additional Fees (PDF).

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

Non-Payment Penalty Fee
A fee of $25 will be charged to each student who by tuition payment deadline has an uncovered balance on their account.


Tuition & Fees for Fa 2022 & Sp 2023 (In-State Service Area)

HoursTuitionReg. FeeCap. FeeTech. FeeTotal
1$214$50$5$5$274
2$428$50$10$10$498
3$642$50$15$15$722
4$856$50$20$20$946
5$1070$50$25$25$1170
6$1284$50$30$30$1394
7$1498$50$35$35$1618
8$1712$50$40$40$1842
9$1926$50$45$45$2066
10$2140$50$50$50$2290
11$2354$50$55$55$2514
12$2568$50$60$60$2738
13$2782$50$65$65$2962
14$2996$50$70$70$3186
15$3210$50$75$75$3410
16$3424$50$80$80$3634
17$3638$50$85$85$3858
18$3852$50$90$90$4082

Tuition & Fees for Fa 2022 & Sp 2023 (In-State Non-Service Area)

HoursTuitionReg. FeeCap. FeeTech. FeeTotal
1$239$50$5$5$299
2$478$50$10$10$548
3$717$50$15$15$797
4$956$50$20$20$1046
5$1195$50$25$25$1295
6$1434$50$30$30$1544
7$1673$50$35$35$1793
8$1912$50$40$40$2042
9$2151$50$45$45$2291
10$2390$50$50$50$2540
11$2629$50$55$55$2789
12$2868$50$60$60$3038
13$3107$50$65$65$3287
14$3346$50$70$70$3536
15$3585$50$75$75$3785
16$3824$50$80$80$4034
17$4163$50$85$85$4283
18$4302$50$90$90$4532

Tuition & Fees for Fa 2022 & Sp 2023 (Non-Resident)

HoursTuitionReg. FeeCap. FeeTech. FeeTotal
1$445$50$5$5$505
2$890$50$10$10$960
3$1335$50$15$15$1415
4$1780$50$20$20$1870
5$2225$50$25$25$2325
6$2670$50$30$30$2780
7$3115$50$35$35$3235
8$3560$50$40$40$3690
9$4005$50$45$45$4145
10$4450$50$50$50$4600
11$4895$50$55$55$5055
12$5340$50$60$60$5510
13$5785$50$65$65$5965
14$6230$50$70$70$6420
15$6675$50$75$75$6875
16$7120$50$80$80$7330
17$7565$50$85$85$7785
18$8010$50$90$90$8240

Dropping/Withdrawing

Please visit https://www.tcl.edu/academics/registration/registration-policies/ for important information regarding dropping and withdrawing.


Refunds

Visit www.tcl.edu/refunds for important information regarding refunds and schedules.


Military Spouse MyCAA Information

All MyCAA military spouse students MUST submit all approved TA forms prior to the published tuition payment deadlines for each term to by email (ta@tcl.edu), fax (855-825-3291) or in-person delivery to the TCL Beaufort Campus Business Office.


1098-T Tax Information

2022 1098-T tax forms will be available by January 31, 2023

Frequently Asked Questions

  • How does Technical College of the Lowcountry report? TCL will report in Box 1 the amount of qualified tuition and related expenses (QTRE) you paid during the calendar year. Box 2 will be blank.

For the 2022 tax year, a student’s 1098-T may include amounts from Spring 2022, Summer 2022, Fall 2022, and Spring 2023, depending on when the student registered and paid for courses.

The college does not prepare a 1098-T form for registration of Continuing Education classes.

  • What educational expenses are considered as qualified tuition and related expenses in Box 1?

Qualified tuition and related expenses refer to tuition and required fees, such as tech fees and lab fees, a student must pay to be enrolled at or attend an eligible education institution. Tuition waivers are considered reductions to qualified tuition and expenses.

Each recipient should refer to relevant IRS forms and publications for explanations relating to the eligibility requirements for, and calculation of, any allowable education tax credit. To see if you qualify for the credit, and for help in calculating the amount of your credit, see IRS Publication 970, Tax Benefits for Education at www.irs.gov. Technical College of the Lowcountry’s Business Office cannot provide individual taxpayer advice. Please consult your tax preparer.

If a student opted into receiving their 1098-T electronically, their 1098-T can be reviewed online via their self-service account. If a student did not opt in for electronic viewing, their 1098-T will be mailed. If you have any further questions, please contact the Business office at 843-525-8355.

Form SC 1040 Information

To help ease the financial burden for South Carolina college students and their families, the South Carolina General Assembly has created an income tax credit for tuition paid to South Carolina colleges and universities. To claim the credit, a Form SC 1040 must be filed. When preparing the South Carolina income tax return, Form I-319 Tuition Tax Credit must be completed. This form is included with all state individual income tax booklets. For more information about the tax credit, please visit the South Carolina Tuition Tax Credit website.

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