Tuition & Fees

Tuition rates may vary by academic term and location. For eligible students, financial aid can help offset a substantial part of the cost of attending PTC.

Did you know?

More than 90% of PTC students receive some form of financial aid. And 7 out of 10 attend tuition free.

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Tuition Rates


Part-Time Students (less than 12 credit hours):

  • Greenwood, McCormick, Newberry & Saluda Counties: $193.75 per credit hour
  • Abbeville, Edgefield & Laurens Counties: $216.25 per credit hour
  • Out of Region: $227.50 per credit hour
  • Out of State: $283.25 per credit hour
  • International: $362.75 per credit hour

Full-Time Students (12 credit hours):

  • Greenwood, McCormick, Newberry & Saluda Counties: $2,325
  • Abbeville, Edgefield & Laurens Counties: $2,595
  • Out of Region: $2,730
  • Out of State: $3,399
  • International: $4,353

The rates listed above include a Technology Fee of $5.00 per credit hour.

Please note: Students taking more than 12 credit hours will be charged at the per credit hour tuition rate for each hour taken

College Fees:

Fees are subject to change. Additional special fees may be assigned for necessary supplies in individual programs.

  • Facility Fee: $50 for full-time and $25 for part-time students
  • Registration Fee: $25
  • Late Registration Fee: Maximum $50
  • Audit Fee: $55 per credit hour
  • Credit by Exam Fee: $60
  • Safety and Security Fee: $5

Payment of Tuition and Fees

Full payment of tuition and fees is expected before the term begins.  For your convenience, the college accepts cash, personal checks, MasterCard, Visa and Discover for payment of tuition and fees.  A 1.5% service charge will be applied to all credit card transactions. Registration on accounts not paid in full by the payment deadline will be deleted.  Once you are registered for classes you are responsible for the tuition charged. Please notify the Student Records Office if you are not able to attend; otherwise, you could owe the college for those classes.

Future registrations will be blocked, and all grades will be held for any debt to the college.  If a student fails to meet financial obligations to the college and the account is turned over to a collection agency or the S.C. Department of Revenue, the student will be responsible for paying all collection fees involved.  Students have 30 days from written notification to dispute any outstanding balances.

Returned Checks

Returned checks will be assessed a $30 service charge. Registration will be canceled for any returned checks. The college will allow no more than one returned check per student. After one returned check, the college will accept only cash or credit card. Maximum penalty by state statute will be imposed at all times.

Cost of Attendance

To determine your financial need, the Office of Financial Aid uses a Cost of Attendance Budget.

The cost of attendance is an estimated calculation of the total cost to go to school, giving an allowance ceiling for grants, scholarships, and loans should you need to have every expense covered in order to attend. These estimated costs are used to calculate your financial aid award and are not the same as your billing statement. Due to federal guidelines, we are unable to award financial aid that exceeds the total Cost of Attendance.

Cost of Attendance does not represent the actual charges that you will be responsible to the college for.

2023-2024 Cost of Attendance - Full Time

Budget Components In County 1 In County 2 Out of Region (In State) Out of State International
Dependent Independent Dependent Independent Dependent Independent Dependent Independent Dependent Independent
*Tuition (defaults at 12 per term) $4,650 $4,650 $5,190 $5,190 $5,460 $5,460 $6,798 $6,798 $8,706 $8,706
Fees $110 $110 $110 $110 $110 $110 $110 $110 $110 $110
Living Expenses (Food & Housing) $6,786 $15,507 $6,786 $15,507 $6,786 $15,507 $6,786 $15,507 $15,507 $15,507
Books/Supplies $2,500 $2,500 $2,500 $2,500 $2,500 $2,500 $2,500 $2,500 $2,500 $2,500
Transportation $4,402 $4,402 $4,402 $4,402 $4,402 $4,402 $4,402 $4,402 $4,402 $4,402
Personal/Misc. $3,186 $3,186 $3,186 $3,186 $3,186 $3,186 $3,186 $3,186 $3,186 $3,186
Loan Fees $100 $100 $100 $100 $100 $100 $100 $100 $100 $100
Total $21,734 $30,455 $22,274 $30,995 $22,544 $31,265 $23,882 $32,603 $34,511 $34,511

In County 1: Greenwood, McCormick, Newberry, Saluda
In County 2: Abbeville, Edgefield, Laurens

Students, please note: your actual cost of attendance can be found in PTC Pathway.

  • Tuition – A dollar amount assessed per enrolled credit hour for students each semester.
  • Fees- Any fee that is assessed outside of the definition of “Books and Supplies.”
  • Books and Supplies – An allowance for books, course materials, program fees, mandatory screenings, and equipment including a reasonable allowance for a laptop.
  • Living Expenses – An allowance for housing costs and for food for three meals per day, seven days a week. This calculation is based on the average costs for Anderson, Oconee, and Pickens counties. The Bridge living expenses are based on current year charges for the maximum meal plan and double occupancy housing.
  • Transportation – An allowance for transportation costs for transportation between home and campus. This calculation is based on the mileage reported by current students.
  • Miscellaneous Personal Expenses – An allowance for unexpected costs.
  • Loan Fees – An allowance for the average cost of the Federal Student Loan origination fee.