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Financial Aid for Training

Payment Plan

Nelnet allows you to make automatic monthly payments toward the cost of a course instead of paying it as a lump sum. Courses with a tuition cost of $249.99 or higher are eligible for Nelnet.

The Nelnet Payment Plan is not a loan program. You have no debt, there are no interest or finance charges assessed, and there is no credit check. The cost to budget monthly payments through the Nelnet Payment Plan is only $25 per term. This is a nonrefundable fee.

You may budget your tuition costs and Nelnet fee in the following ways:

  • Automatic Bank Payment (ACH) - ACH payments are debited directly from your financial institution
  • Credit Card Option - Your monthly payment will be automatically charged to a credit card

Upon your completion of your registration, 25% down payment, and the Nelnet payment plan online, you will receive an immediate confirmation number which means you are registered for the course and are setup for the Nelnet Payment Plan. The number of payments, minimum of 2, will be based on the day you register and the start date of the course. Full payment must be completed prior to the course starting so the earlier you register for the course the longer you will have to pay. Payments made will appear within approximately 10 business days.

To enroll in the Nelnet Payment Plan, check the "Make payment arrangements" check box on the payment web screen when you register for a qualifying course. If this option is not present at the time of online registration, please contact Registration at 803-732-0432 for further instructions.

Payments are processed on the 5th of each month and will continue until the balance is paid in full.

Please note that if your payment is returned on your Nelnet Payment Plan you will be charged a return fee of $30 for each unsuccessful attempt.


Sallie Mae

Sallie Mae Smart Option Student Loan offers an alternative loan to students, which allows deferment while in school, additional expenses for books, fees, equipment, and even living expenses, along with flexible repayment options. By applying online, you may receive a pre-approval in only 30 seconds! If your credit is in question, you can still apply with a co-signer.

To learn about interest rates, repayment options or to apply online with Sallie Mae.

Learn more about Sallie Mae Smart Option Loans

Wells Fargo

Wells Fargo Career and Community College Loan offers personal loans to students with no payments required until six months after you leave school, no application or origination fee, and competitive annual percentage rates. If you’re a student with little or no credit history or limited income, a cosigner may help you qualify for this loan and potentially receive a lower interest rate.

Go to the Wells Fargo Career and Community College Loan website to learn more. To select MTC, choose Midlands Technical College - Continuing Education (West Columbia).


SC Manufacturing Certification Program Scholarship

The South Carolina Manufacturing Certified (SCMC) Production Technician program is a state and nationally recognized, industry-led training, and certification program focused on teaching students the core skills and knowledge needed to become an advanced manufacturing production worker. Attend an information session about the scholarship opportunities for this program.

GRIT (Growing Resources for Information Technology)

The Growing Resources for Information Technology (GRIT) program provides tuition, books, and multiple certifications to unemployed veterans, minorities, women and others through a technical skills program that includes on-the-job training (OJT). Learn more about GRIT

QuickJobs Scholarship

Available to students in a QuickJobs program. See all QuickJobs programs or learn more about the scholarship.

Military and Veterans

Many career training programs are eligible for VA benefits. Check with your Education Service Officer for more information or calculate your benefits at the VA website based on your military status and length of service.