Tuition and Fees

Cost comparison

Greenville Technical College is a great value. You could pay two to three times as much at a public four-year college, and much more at a private college.

Greenville Technical College uses a linear tuition and fees model in which students pay by the credit hour, no matter how many hours they take. This structure was adopted by the SC Technical College System, and is now in place at many of the system’s colleges. 

Due to unexpected statewide shortfall in Lottery funding, South Carolina Lottery Tuition Assistance grant funds for Spring 2017 and Summer 2017 will be reduced to $95 per credit hour with a maximum of $1,140. That is a $5.00 per credit hour reduction. Lottery amounts for Fall 2016 will not be changed. Students will notice an adjustment to their award letters next week. All other eligibility criteria remains the same.

Lottery Funds for qualifying South Carolina students:
Lottery Tuition Assistance - full-time (12-credit-hour minimum) for Spring/Summer 2017 $1,140
Lottery Tuition Assistance - part-time Per Credit Hour (six-credit-hour minimum)  $95


TUITION AND FEES Spring/Summer 2017
Tuition and fees are subject to change.
Credits  Technology
Tuition & Fees
Tuition & Fees
Tuition & Fees
1 $5 $249.00 $249.00 $264.00 $264.00 $425.00
2 $10 $423.00 $423.00 $453.00 $453.00 $775.00
3 $15 $597.00 $597.00 $642.00 $642.00 $1,125.00
4 $20 $771.00 $771.00 $831.00 $831.00 $1,475.00
5 $25 $945.00 $945.00 $1,020.00 $1,020.00 $1,825.00
6 $30 $1,119.00 $549.00 $1,209.00 $639.00 $2,175.00
7 $35 $1,293.00 $628.00 $1,398.00 $733.00 $2,525.00
8 $40 $1,467.00 $707.00 $1,587.00 $827.00 $2,875.00
9 $45 $1,641.00 $786.00 $1,776.00 $921.00 $3,225.00
10 $50 $1,815.00 $865.00 $1,965.00 $1,015.00 $3,575.00
11 $55 $1,989.00 $944.00 $2,154.00 $1,109.00 $3,925.00
12 $60 $2,163.00 $1,023.00 $2,343.00 $1,203.00 $4,275.00
13 $60 $2,332.00 $1,192.00 $2,527.00 $1,387.00 $4,620.00
14 $60 $2,501.00 $1,361.00 $2,711.00 $1,571.00 $4,965.00
15 $60 $2,670.00 $1,530.00 $2,895.00 $1,755.00 $5,310.00
16 $60 $2,839.00 $1,699.00 $3,079.00 $1,939.00 $5,655.00
17 $60 $3,008.00 $1,868.00 $3,263.00 $2,123.00 $6,000.00
18 $60 $3,177.00 $2,037.00 $3,447.00 $2,307.00 $6,345.00
    18+  Varies based on the number of credit hours. For each additional credit hour add:
    $169.00   $184.00   $345.00
Tuition shown includes Enrollment Fee of $75 per semester 
(refundable prior to the add/drop period) 

To receive the full financial aid award, you must be enrolled in 12 credit hours or more.  

Additional fees

Some programs may have additional costs such as lab fees, liability insurance, background checks and exams.  Specific fees are listed in the Lab and Course Fees 2016-17 (pdf).  

Other Fees (Non-Refundable)
Exemption Examination (per credit hour) $50
Institutional Payment Plan Processing Fee  $50
Transcript Fee $8
Convenience Fee (for paying tuition by credit card) $15
Late Registration Fee (see Academic Calendar for dates for each term) $100

Returned checks will be submitted to the Solicitor's Worthless Check Unit at a minimum cost of $121.

As of July 1, 2016 there is no application fee. Any previously paid application fees are non-refundable.

Net Price Calculator
Let us do the math with this calculator, which estimates your costs and deducts your financial aid based on information you provide.  

The cost of books is not included in tuition costs and varies by class.  For details, access this complete list of the current books in use and their cost.

Student Housing
Student housing is not included in the tuition and fees listed. For information on student housing, please visit

Financial Aid 
Most forms of Financial Aid such as Lottery and Federal Stafford Loans have a 6 credit-hour minimum.  Financial aid funds are based on official dates of attendance and will be reduced or revoked for withdrawals.  To receive any form of aid, you must have a completed and verified FAFSA on file.  Apply for the 2016-2017 school year immediately with your 2015 taxes.

Plan 60
If you're 60 or older and live in state, you can take classes for the cost of fees only. (Some classes require a lab or studio fee.) You must be unemployed or employed on a part-time basis to qualify.

Change of address
When you change addresses, update your records immediately through WebAdvisor via GTC4me, the admissions office or any satellite campus. A correct address on file will ensure that any refund checks will be properly delivered.  That is also the address we will use for account statements and bill notifications.
Please note: A change in address does not change your status for in-state tuition or in-county tuition. See below for full explanation.

Residency Change for In-State Tuition and In-County Tuition
The initial determination of one’s resident status is made at the time of admissions. The determination made at that time, and any determination thereafter, prevails for each semester thereafter unless the person’s situation changes. Residency status may not be acquired by an applicant or student while residing in South Carolina for the sole purpose of enrollment at the college. Persons applying for a change in resident classification must complete a residency application and provide supporting documentation at least three weeks prior to the first day of classes, of the current semester to Admissions. The change of residency is not retroactive and never results in a refund.  

Auditing a class
Auditing lets you review a class without grades or tests. No credit is given and fees are the same as for a credit course. If you wish to audit, you must declare this when you enroll.