Tuition and Fees

This page contains information for Academic students.

If you are a Training student, the price of the individual course is listed on the course page itself, and you can find information about training course refunds here.

Tuition by Credit Hour

Tuition is based upon the student's legal residency, and tuition by credit hour represents the "Over 12 Credit Hour Fee." 

If an applicant or student wishes to petition to change his/her South Carolina Residency status, he may complete and submit an Application for Reclassification of Residency. Remember: Lottery Tuition Assistance is available to all in-state students, regardless of need.

Click here (opens in new window) to download a printable PDF of Midlands Technical College's tuition rates by credit hour.

In Richland, Lexington & Fairfield Counties $157 per credit hour
Out of County $196 per credit hour
Out of State $471 per credit hour
International $471 per credit hour


Click here (opens in new window) to download a printable PDF of Midlands Technical College's fee rates. Health sciences students may have additional fees for equipment and supplies.

Application Fee $35
Enrollment Fee $50
Student Fee $110
General Course Fee per credit hour $27
Tech Course Fee per credit hour $12
Late Registration Fee $150

Ready to Pay?

Click here to learn more about how to pay, methods of payment, and to get answers about Tuition and Fee-related FAQs. Please note that books and/or supplies are not included in the above rates. Visit for online book purchasing.

Online   Pay online through your MyMTC account. A student ID and password are required.
In Person  

Airport Campus - Advanced Manufacturing and Skilled Craft Center Room 125
Batesburg-Leesville Campus - Room 105 (limited hours)
Beltline Campus - Student Center Room 126
Fairfield - Room 103 (limited hours)
Harbison Campus - Harbison Hall Room 105
Northeast Campus - Room 160

By Phone   Call (803) 732-5200 and select option 1

Important Spring 2016 Dates

  • October 19 - Registration for Spring semester begins for students with prior MTC credits.
  • October 21 - Registration for Spring semester open for all students.
  • November 30 - The last date to schedule an appointment with your academic department. However, some departments may stop before this date due to demand and availability. Appointments fill up quickly
  • December 11 - Spring tuition and fees due. Spring registration ends at 1:00 PM.
  • January 6 - Spring late registration between 8:00 AM-1:00 PM and 5:00 PM-7:00 PM. A late fee is charged.
  • January 11 – Spring semester begins.

Payment Plans

Nelnet allows you to make automatic monthly payments toward the cost of a course instead of paying it as a lump sum. Learn more

Refund Periods

Tuition refunds are initiated when a student officially withdraws from a class by submitting the Drop/Add/Withdrawal Form to the Student Records OfficeFees are non-refundable.

Refunds may take 3-4 weeks to process. The amount of your refund depends on when you submit your form. 

Refunds for terms that vary in length from the semester term will be in proportion to the semester-term refund schedule.  This includes Fall, Session II, Fort Jackson, Fast Track, 10-Week and Weekend.



  Full Term - SP Session 1 - SP1 & FJ1 Session 2 - SP2 & FJ 2
100% 01/15/16 01/12/16 03/04/16
50% 01/25/16 01/15/16 03/09/16
25% 02/01/16 01/20/16 03/11/16
  Weekend - SPW 10 Week - SP5 Fast Track - SP6
100% 01/19/16 02/11/16 01/11/16
50% 01/26/16 02/17/16 01/13/16
25% 01/27/16 02/22/16 01/14/16
Note: Day 1 is the first INSTRUCTIONAL day of class.  
If you submit your form on: You’ll receive a:
Day 1-5 (Instructional Days) 100% refund
Day 6-10 (Instructional Days) 50% refund
Day 11-15 (Instructional Days) 25% refund
After Day 15 (Instructional Days) 0% refund


Net Price Calculator

Net Price Calculator

In accordance with the Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008, MTC is providing the Net Price Calculator to provide you an estimate of costs of full time attendance for first-time degree or certificate seeking undergraduate students.

Net Price Calculator


Am I a Training or an Academic student?

Academic students are taking courses for credit toward a degree, certificate, or diploma. Academic students must apply to and enroll at the college.

Training students—sometimes called Continuing Education students—can take individual courses or earn certificates and certifications. They can register directly for courses online. Training courses don't earn college credit or transfer to other institutions.


What can I expect to pay for textbooks?

Full-time students can expect to pay an average of $800 per semester for books and supplies. The cost of textbooks differs based on the student’s coursework each semester.


What types of financial aid are available at MTC?

Students in need of financial aid assistance can receive it via scholarships, loans, grants, or federal work study. To learn more about your options for assistance, please visit Financial Aid.