Student Cost Estimates

The cost of technical college in South Carolina is generally much lower than state or private colleges and universities. Listed below are examples of the average cost of attendance for a full-time student at Midlands Technical College. 

Sample 9 month budgets are based on 12 credits per term for the Academic year.

student living with parents, in county                              
Tuition $4,440.00
Fees $214.00
Room/Board $3,112.00
Books/Supplies $1,632.00
Transportation $3,360.00
Personal $2,225.00
Total $14,983.00
Student living independently, in county                               
Tuition $4,440.00
Fees $214.00
Room/Board $6,224.00
Books/Supplies $1,632.00
Transportation $2,016.00
Personal $2,225.00
Total $16,751.00

All components of the cost of attendance budgets are for the 2014-2015 academic year (Fall and Spring terms). The figures reflect estimated costs for a student enrolled full-time (12 credit hours) per term.

The EFC provided on your Student Aid Report (SAR), is the dollar amount that you and/or your family are expected to contribute to your cost of education, according to Federal Methodology. The amount of need based financial aid a student can receive is the difference between the cost of attendance minus your EFC and any other source of aid you might receive such as scholarships.

Cost of Attendance (COA) - (EFC + Other Aid) = Financial Need

Because some financial aid funds are limited, it is not always possible to meet a student's full financial need. Therefore, we recommend you apply early each year ( to make sure you receive the best possible financial aid package you are eligible for.


What does it cost to attend MTC?

Tuition differs based on the student’s legal residency. For more specific tuition information, please visit Tuition and Fees.

How much can you save?

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In your first year*

* Total tuition and fees (most current data available as of August 2017). Source: U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges rankings and "IPEDS Student Financial Aid Component Overview Public Academic Reporters."