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TCL Tuition & Cost

Beaufort, South Carolina

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In District South Carolina Resident Sticker Price
$16,962
In District Costs for Technical College of the Lowcountry
Fee Cost
Tuition$4,560
Books and Supplies$1,240
Other Fees$292
Estimated Off Campus Cost of Living $6,000
Other Expenses Budget$4,870
In State South Carolina Resident Sticker Price
$17,562
In State Costs for Technical College of the Lowcountry
Fee Cost
Tuition$5,160
Books and Supplies$1,240
Other Fees$292
Estimated Off Campus Cost of Living $6,000
Other Expenses Budget$4,870

In district South Carolina residents should budget an annual total cost of $16,962 to attend Technical College of the Lowcountry on a full time basis. This fee is comprised of $4,560 for tuition, $6,000 off-campus housing, $1,240 for books and supplies and $292 for other fees.

All price data is sourced from the 2019/2020 U.S. Department of Education National Center for Education Statistics survey.
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Net Price

Net price is indicative of what it actually costs to attend Technical College of the Lowcountry when typical grants and scholarships are considered. The net price varies by family income and financial need.

Average Net Price 2018/2019
$8,246
Net Price by Income Technical College of the Lowcountry
Family Income Net Price Paid
$0 to $30,000$6,948
$30,001 to $48,000$7,417
$48,001 to $75,000$8,978
$75,001 to $110,000n/a
$110,000+n/a

The average reported annual net price for Technical College of the Lowcountry for students receiving grants or scholarship aid was $8,246 in 2018/2019. Net price includes tuition and required fees, books and supplies, and average cost for room and board and other expenses

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Financial Aid

88% of full-time undergrad Technical College of the Lowcountry received financial aid in the form of grants, scholarships, fellowships from the institution or from Federal, State or local government agencies. This aid averaged $6,435 per student during the 2019/2020 school year. Grant and scholarship aid does not need to be paid back. 5% of students received Federal Student Loans averaging $3,252 and 2% of undergrads took out private student loans averaging $4,167.

Finanical Aid Technical College of the Lowcountry
Type Avg./Student Students Receiving
Total Grant and Scholarship Aid $6,435 88%
Institutional Grants and Scholarships $750 1%
Pell Grants $5,240 54%
Other Federal Grants $2,985 12%
State and Local Grants $2,899 84%
Federal Student Loans $3,252 5%
Other Student Loans $4,167 2%

Student Loans

To gauge a more realistic picture of what it may really cost you out of pocket to go to Technical College of the Lowcountry, we've modeled a ten year student loan with an original principal value of $8,390. The loan balance of $8,390 is a two year multiple of the $4,195 average net price. This is a estimate of what you could owe upon graduation if you were to qualify for average financial aid and what a degree really may cost. Should you not qualify for financial aid, you may owe significantly more when you graduate. Based on these assumptions, a monthly repayment of $80 could be required to satisfy your student loan.

Please note that financial aid is not guaranteed and is only available for qualifying students. Federal Student Loans are not grants and must be repaid with interest. The current Stafford loan interest rate is 2.75%.

Example Loan $8,390
Stafford Loan Interest Rate 2.75%
Time to Pay Off Student Loan 10 years
Example Monthly Payment $80.05
Total Interest Paid $1,215.98
Sum of All Loan Payments $9,605.98

Projected 2 Year Degree Price

2 Year Sticker Price
$35,124
Year South Carolina Residents Non Residents
1 $17,562 $22,506
2 $18,110 $23,208

Based on published tuition prices, we estimate the current cost of a 2 year associate degree and living expenses at Technical College of the Lowcountry to be $35,124 - assuming graduation in normal time. The estimation assumes a 3.1% annual increase over the next 2 years which has been the recent trend for this school.

Credit Hour Cost and Price per Class

Credit Hour and Class Costs at Technical College of the Lowcountry
Price Per Credit 3 Credit Class 4 Credit Class
In District Residents $190 $570 $760
South Carolina Residents $215 $645 $860
Out of State Residents $421 $1,263 $1,684

Estimated cost for a class at Technical College of the Lowcountry based on published credit hour prices. Note that not all schools allow single class enrollment. These prices should be used for comparison purposes as to how much it may cost to take a class at Technical College of the Lowcountry versus other colleges.

Tuition Payment Plans Available

Technical College of the Lowcountry Payment Plans
Tuition Payment Plan Yes
Prepaid Tuition Plan No
Alternative Tuition Plan Yes
Guaranteed Tuition Plan No

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=217712 IPEDS survey data for Technical College of the Lowcountry.