Financial Aid and Tuition

Nearly 80% of all MTC students receive financial aid.

The state of South Carolina, the federal government, and Midlands Technical College offer many different scholarships, loans, grants, and work-study programs. You can apply for all of these financial aid opportunities by filling out a FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) on the Federal Student Aid website. Our school code for the FAFSA is 003993.

The FAFSA application for 2017-2018 is available until June 30.  The FAFSA application for 2018-2019 is now open.
How to Apply for Financial Aid 

Get help applying for the FAFSA

The Educational Opportunity Center (EOC) assists students and parents with completing the FAFSA. See upcoming financial aid workshops.

1098-T Tax Information

Through the 1098-T, Midlands Technical College reports amounts of qualified tuition and related expenses billed to students during the tax year and scholarships/grants posted to the student’s MTC account during the tax year. FAQs about the 1098-T

Updates on Your Financial Aid Status

Important financial aid information is only sent via your MyMTC email account. Check this account often to learn about items directly related to your financial aid status.


For full-time academic students who are residents of Richland County, tuition is $178 per academic credit hour effective Fall 2018. You may have additional expenses like books and transportation to campus.

Tuition & Fee Information

Satisfactory Academic Progress

All students who receive federal or state financial aid must meet certain standards to keep receiving financial aid.

  • Student must maintain a cumulative 2.0 GPA
  • Student must maintain a 67% completion ratio of all attempted courses
  • Student must complete their program of study within 150% of the total hours required to complete their program

Read the Full Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy
Satisfactory Academic Progress Appeal Form


Were you selected for verification? Get more information about what verification is and what to do next.


ALL MTC academic programs and some career training programs are eligible for VA benefits. Learn more about using your educational benefits.

Training Students

Payment plans, loans, and some scholarships are available for Training courses and programs. Learn more about Financial Aid for Training.

Contact Us

Student Financial Services

Phone: 803.738.7792
Toll-free: 800.922.8038


Airport Student Center | Room 254   
Beltline Student Center | Room 130
Northeast Center for Technology | Room 113

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

Financial Aid Programs

Lottery Tuition Assistance for South Carolina Students

Almost all students that qualify for in-state tuition rates can get lottery-funded tuition assistance, regardless of need. There is no special application required, just fill out your FAFSA!

  • Full-time students may receive $1044 per semester (12 credit hour minimum).
  • Part-time students may receive $87 per credit hour (6 credit hour minimum).

Please note: Recipients of the LIFE scholarship are not eligible for lottery funded tuition assistance.

LIFE Scholarship

LIFE is a merit-based scholarship that can help pay for tuition and books. LIFE scholarship recipients are not eligible for Lottery Tuition Assistance and must meet some eligibility requirements, including having a GPA of 3.0 or higher.

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