Trident Technical College announced it is offering free tuition to students this fall.
In order to qualify, students must enroll in specific in-demand career training programs in manufacturing, information technology, culinary and hospitality, emergency medical technology and technical trades.
Through federal, state, and college financial aid funds, the total aid package for a tri-county student taking 15 credit hours is $2,800, officials said.
“This is a great opportunity for people who want to get the skills required to land a good job, and also for people who are already working to upgrade their skills to get a better job,” said Trident Tech President Mary Thornley.
To qualify for the free semester, students must apply to the college and pay the $30 application fee, which can be done by clicking here. Students also must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, which can be found by clicking here.
Full Fall and Fall 1 classes begin Aug. 26. Fall 2 classes begin Oct. 23. To see a list of programs eligible for free tuition and for additional information visit Trident's website. To speak with a Trident Tech representative, call 843-574-6111.
Expenses for books and digital course materials are not covered by the offer.