Trident Technical College

Charleston, South Carolina


Costs to Attend Trident Technical College

Are you interested in applying to Trident Technical College yet wondering how much it costs or if you can afford to attend? Use our comprehensive price data and loan calculation tools to assist in determining if this school makes financial sense for you and your intended major of study.

Annual Cost

  • Total One Academic Year Cost
  • South Carolina Residents: $14,555
  • Non South Carolina Residents: $17,439
  • Cost Itemization
  • Tution for South Carolina Residents: $3,984
  • Tution for non-South Carolina Residents: $6,868
  • Room and Board or estimated off campus living expense: $8,441
  • Books and Supplies: $2,000
  • Other Fees: $130

The cost per year to attend Trident Technical College is $14,555 for the 2012/2013 academic year. Residents outside of South Carolina have a total one year cost of $17,439. How much may your student loan payments be and can you afford to attend? If you are interested in learning more, request additional information to be sent to you from Trident Technical College

All price data are reprinted from the U.S. Department of Education's 2012-2013 and 2011-2012 IPEDS Survey and represent reported costs for the 2012-2013 and 2011-2012 academic years. Please consult the school directly for the most up to date price information.

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Estimated 2 Year Cost at Current Tuition

At current published tuition rates, the estimated total tuition and living expense cost of a 2 year associate degree at Trident Technical College is $29,110 for students graduating in normal time. Our methodology for estimating the 2 year cost is a multiple of the most recent reported annual cost and does not factor in tuition increases.

  • 2 Year Total Cost (tuition and living expenses): $29,110
  • 2 Year Out of State Total Cost (tuition and living expenses): $34,878

Estimated Cost Per Semester

  • South Carolina Residents Total Cost Per Semester: $7,278
  • Non South Carolina Residents Total Cost Per Semester: $8,720

Average Net Price and Financial Aid

  • Average Annual Net Price: $5,247*
  • Estimated Average 2 Year Degree Cost: $10,494**
  • Percent of Students Receiving Grant Aid: 84%
  • Average Annual Total Grant Aid Amount: $4,159
  • Percent of Students Receiving Pell Grants: 51%
  • Average Amount of Pell Grant Aid: $4,312
  • Percent of Students Receiving Federal Student Loans: 49%
  • Average Amount of Federal Student Loan Aid: $6,728

*Reported Average Annual Net Price for in state students receiving grant or scholarship aid reported to the U.S. Department of Education's 2011-2012 IPEDS Survey. Financial aid is only available to those who qualify. Consult this school's net price calculator for further understanding of your potential net price.

**Based on a 2 year multiple of Average Annual Net Price for in state students receiving grant or scholarship aid reported to the U.S. Department of Education's 2011-2012 IPEDS Survey. Financial aid is only available to those who qualify. Consult this school's net price calculator for further understanding of your potential net price.

Note that for colleges with no reported on-campus room and board, the average net price has been increased to account for living expenses. This number may not only reflect the net price paid to the school for tuition.

For Profit / Not For Profit Status

Trident Technical College is a not for profit institution.

Example Student Loan Payments and Costs

How much are estimated student loan payments for Trident Technical College? Below are the costs for an example student loan if you borrowed $10,494, our estimated average net price for a two year degree. Note that this calculation assumes you are part of the reported 84% of students at this school who receive financial aid and you are paying an average annual net price of $5,247. If you do not financially qualify for a reduced net price, your student loan payments may be significantly higher than this example. Use our Trident Technical College student loan calculator below to change loan assumptions and recalculate.

Student loans are not free money and must be repaid. You cannot dismiss student loans by via bankruptcy.

  • Monthly Payment: $105.55
  • Amount Borrowed: $10,494.00
  • Interest Rate: 3.9%
  • Term: 10 years
  • Number of Monthly Payments: 120
  • Total Interest Cost: $2,171.98
  • Total of All Payments of 10 years: $12,665.98

Loan Affordability & Salary

Can I afford to attend Trident Technical College? To keep student loan payments affordable, it is recommended not to borrow more than you can pay back using 10% of your monthly income. When planning how to afford Trident Technical College, you need to carefully consider if it will be realistic to make the post graduation loan payments based on your expected salary.

Using these parameters, a salary of $12,665.98 is recommended to afford a $105.55 monthly payment in the example loan modeled above. This assumes a loan payback over 10 years. You can change the terms of this example loan using the student loan calculator below.

Estimated Future Cost and Expected Tuition Increase

What will it cost to send your child to Trident Technical College in the future? In the past five years, this school's published in-state tuition and fee total rose from $3,458 to $3,994. This amounts to an average annual price increase of 3.1%. Nationally, university tuition prices are rising around 5% per year. Looking out five, ten, fifteen or eighteen years, these are CollegeCalc's estimates how much you can expect to pay for a 2 year degree at this school assuming tuition increases along at the national average rate. Estimated future prices are based on the current in-state 2 year cost of $29,110.00. Use our college savings plan calculator below to perform a more comprehensive analysis on future costs and how much you will need to save for Trident Technical College.

  • Estimated Cost in 5 years for students enrolling in 2019 - Annual: $19,041, 2 Year Degree: $38,081
  • Estimated Cost in 10 years for students enrolling in 2024 - Annual: $24,301, 2 Year Degree: $48,603
  • Estimated Cost in 15 years for students enrolling in 2029 - Annual: $31,015, 2 Year Degree: $62,031
  • Estimated Cost in 18 years for students enrolling in 2032 - Annual: $35,904, 2 Year Degree: $71,808

Cost Per Credit Hour and Cost Per Class

Some schools offer the ability to take single classes by paying on a per credit hour basis. The reported price per credit hour and estimated cost for one class at Trident Technical College are as follows.

  • Price per credit hour for in district residents: $150
  • Cost for one class for in district residents (3 credit hours): $450
  • Price per credit hour for South Carolina residents: $166
  • Cost for one class for South Carolina residents (3 credit hours): $498
  • Price per credit hour for out of state residents: $284
  • Cost for one class for out of state residents (3 credit hours): $852
  • Cost for one class for out of state residents (4 credit hours): $1,136

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Tuition History

What was tuition at Trident Technical College for the past five, ten, fifteen or twenty years? Looking at historical tuition increase rates may provide an indication as to expected increases in the future. Historical tuition and fees for all available data years back to 1987 follows.

  • 2010 - $3,828 In State / $6,532 Out of State Tuition and Fees. 3.6% Annual Increase
  • 2009 - $3,696 In State / $6,308 Out of State Tuition and Fees. 3.4% Annual Increase
  • 2008 - $3,574 In State / $6,100 Out of State Tuition and Fees. 3.4% Annual Increase
  • 2007 - $3,458 In State / $5,898 Out of State Tuition and Fees. 5.6% Annual Increase
  • 2006 - $3,276 In State / $5,586 Out of State Tuition and Fees. 9.8% Annual Increase
  • 2005 - $2,984 In State / $5,274 Out of State Tuition and Fees. 9.9% Annual Increase
  • 2004 - $2,716 In State / $4,976 Out of State Tuition and Fees. 16.5% Annual Increase
  • 2003 - $2,332 In State / $4,492 Out of State Tuition and Fees. 31.8% Annual Increase
  • 2002 - $1,770 In State / $3,916 Out of State Tuition and Fees. 16% Annual Increase
  • 2001 - $1,526 In State / $3,672 Out of State Tuition and Fees. 14.4% Annual Increase
  • 2000 - $1,334 In State / $3,406 Out of State Tuition and Fees. 2% Annual Increase
  • 1999 - $1,308 In State / $3,310 Out of State Tuition and Fees. 3.5% Annual Increase
  • 1998 - $1,264 In State / $3,202 Out of State Tuition and Fees. 6.8% Annual Increase
  • 1997 - $1,184 In State / $1,732 Out of State Tuition and Fees. 1.5% Annual Increase
  • 1996 - $1,166 In State / $1,714 Out of State Tuition and Fees. 2.6% Annual Increase
  • 1995 - $1,136 In State / $1,684 Out of State Tuition and Fees. 5.8% Annual Increase
  • 1994 - $1,074 In State / $1,622 Out of State Tuition and Fees. -27.7% Annual Increase
  • 1993 - $1,485 In State / $2,307 Out of State Tuition and Fees. 12.6% Annual Increase
  • 1992 - $1,319 In State / $2,142 Out of State Tuition and Fees. 10.3% Annual Increase
  • 1991 - $1,196 In State / $1,951 Out of State Tuition and Fees. 3.1% Annual Increase
  • 1990 - $1,160 In State / $1,872 Out of State Tuition and Fees. 10.3% Annual Increase
  • 1989 - $1,052 In State / $1,700 Out of State Tuition and Fees. 9.6% Annual Increase
  • 1988 - $960 In State / $1,552 Out of State Tuition and Fees. 0% Annual Increase

Cost for Popular Majors

Below are the most popular undergraduate areas of study at Trident Technical College ranked by degrees conferred during the 2010/2011 academic year along with their estimated total program cost. Please consult the school's website for further information as actual costs for specific program may vary. Price estimates assume graduation in normal time. Our methodology for estimating these costs is a two or four year multiple of the current one year tuition and living cost of $14,555. Associates degrees are assumed to be completed in two years and bachelors degrees are assumed to take four years.

Area of Study Graduates Estimated Degree + Living Expense Cost
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies Associate's Degree 368 $29,110
2 year cost
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse Associate's Degree 184 $29,110
2 year cost
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other Associate's Degree 69 $29,110
2 year cost
Culinary Arts/Chef Training Associate's Degree 63 $29,110
2 year cost
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies Associate's Degree 46 $29,110
2 year cost
Social Work Associate's Degree 43 $29,110
2 year cost
Commercial and Advertising Art Associate's Degree 35 $29,110
2 year cost
Business/Commerce, General Associate's Degree 31 $29,110
2 year cost
Accounting Associate's Degree 31 $29,110
2 year cost
Hotel/Motel Administration/Management Associate's Degree 27 $29,110
2 year cost
Data Processing and Data Processing Technology/Technician Associate's Degree 27 $29,110
2 year cost
Business Administration and Management, General Associate's Degree 27 $29,110
2 year cost
Occupational Therapist Assistant Associate's Degree 25 $29,110
2 year cost
Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist Associate's Degree 25 $29,110
2 year cost
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services, Other Associate's Degree 24 $29,110
2 year cost
Legal Assistant/Paralegal Associate's Degree 23 $29,110
2 year cost
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist Associate's Degree 20 $29,110
2 year cost
Child Care and Support Services Management Associate's Degree 19 $29,110
2 year cost
Veterinary/Animal Health Technology/Technician and Veterinary Assistant Associate's Degree 18 $29,110
2 year cost
Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist Associate's Degree 18 $29,110
2 year cost
Physical Therapy Technician/Assistant Associate's Degree 17 $29,110
2 year cost
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic) Associate's Degree 13 $29,110
2 year cost
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technician Associate's Degree 13 $29,110
2 year cost
Radio and Television Broadcasting Technology/Technician Associate's Degree 9 $29,110
2 year cost
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General Associate's Degree 8 $29,110
2 year cost
Civil Engineering Technology/Technician Associate's Degree 6 $29,110
2 year cost
Mechanic and Repair Technologies/Technicians, Other Associate's Degree 5 $29,110
2 year cost
Applied Horticulture/Horticulture Operations, General Associate's Degree 4 $29,110
2 year cost
Mechanical Engineering/Mechanical Technology/Technician Associate's Degree 3 $29,110
2 year cost
Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician Associate's Degree 2 $29,110
2 year cost

About Trident Technical College

Trident Technical College is a two year community college located in Charleston, South Carolina.  Full time enrollment is 7,553 and part time is 9,228.  Trident Technical College has an open admission policy meaning that any prospective student who has completed high school or attained a GED certificate may enroll in classes.

Only undergraduate degrees are offered at this school.

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