Annual Costs

Undergraduate Tuition

Horry Georgetown Technical College tuition is $3,840 per year for in-district residents. This is 30% more expensive than the national average public two year in-district tuition of $2,965. The cost is 45% cheaper than the average South Carolina in-district tuition of $7,019 for 2 year colleges. Tuition ranks 2nd in South Carolina amongst 2 year colleges for affordability and is the 28th most expensive 2 year college in the state.

The school charges an additional fees of $268 in addition to tuition bringing the total effective in-state tuition to $5,044.

Housing Costs

Horry Georgetown Technical College doesn't offer on campus housing. If you're not living with family you will need to budget for food and housing in the Conway area just like you would for a college with dorms. The estimated rent and meal expense per academic year for off campus housing is $9,190.

Books and Supplies

The estimated annual cost for books and supplies is $1,560.

Other Living Expenses

Off-campus students should budget for $3,140 in other miscellaneous living expenses.

Total Costs

The total tuition and living expense budget for in-district residents to go to Horry-Georgetown Technical College is $17,998 for the 2017/2018 academic year. The total cost for in-state, but not in district residents is $18,934. Out-of-state students who don't possess South Carolina residence can expect a one year cost of $21,982. Students residing at home with parents providing food and housing can expect a total cost of $9,744.

Citation: Price data from the U.S. Department of Education's 2017-2018 and 2016-2017 IPEDS survey response for Horry Georgetown Technical College and represent reported costs for the 2016-2017 and 2015-2016 academic years.

Costs and Tuition for Horry Georgetown Technical College
Estimated Budgets
In-District Resident Total Budget (Living Off Campus)$17,998
   In-District Tuition$3,840
   Other Fees$268
   Off-Campus Other Budget$3,140
   Books and Supplies$1,560
   Off-Campus Housing Estimate$9,190
In-District Resident Total Budget (Living with Parents)$8,808
   In-District Tuition$3,840
   Other Fees$268
   Family Provided Room and Board$0
   With-Family Other Living Budget$3,140
   Books and Supplies$1,560
South Carolina Out of District Total Budget (Living Off Campus)$18,934
   In-State Tuition$4,776
   Other Fees$268
   Off-Campus Housing Estimate$9,190
   Off-Campus Other Budget$3,140
   Books and Supplies$1,560
South Carolina Out of District Total Budget (Living with Parents)$9,744
   In-State Tuition$4,776
   Other Fees$268
   Family Provided Room and Board$0
   With-Family Other Living Budget$3,140
   Books and Supplies$1,560


What it Really Costs

Depending on many factors including student and parent income and assets, the total cost of attendance may be less than the $18,934 published price if scholarship or grant aid is made available to you.

Net Price

The net out-of-pocket total cost you end up paying or financing though student loans is known as the net price. The reported Horry-Georgetown Technical College net price for in-state students is $6,530* for the 2014/2015 academic year. This net price includes housing and meal expenses.

Pell Grants and other Grant Aid

88% of Horry Georgetown Technical College students received grant aid in 2014/2015. The average total aid amount was $5,409. 63 percent of students received aid in the form of Pell Grants from the U.S. Federal Government. The average Pell Grant awarded for 2014/2015 was $4,366. To apply for a Pell Grant to attend Horry Georgetown Technical College, the first step is to fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Net Price and Financial Aid for Horry Georgetown Technical College
Financial Aid Summary
Average Annual Net Price$6,530*
Percent of Students Receiving Grant Aid88%
Average Total Grant Aid$5,409
Percent of Students Receiving Pell Grants63%
Average Amount of Pell Grant Aid$4,366

Average Net Price for In-State Students by Family Income

The average net total cost of attendance for different levels of family income after federal, state or local government, institutional grant and scholarship aid are awarded. Data last published for the 2014/2015 academic year.

Family Income Avg. Net Price
$0 to $30,000$5,468
$30,001 to $48,000$5,611
$48,001 to $75,000$7,703
$75,001 to $110,000$9,348

Average Financial Aid Mix - $18,934 In-State Total Cost

CollegeCalc has estimated typical coverage of the annual in-state tuition and living expenses of $18,934. Breakdown is based on average grant aid and federal loan aid which will vary based on your family income.


Grants and Scholarships

 34% - $5,409

Money granted to you by the U.S. Department of Education, Horry Georgetown Technical College or other organizations. These are not loans and do not need to be repaid.

Federal Loans

 32% - $5,088

Low interest student loans funded by the U.S. Department of Education. This amount will need to be repaid.

Out of Pocket

 34% -  $5,297

Covered by family savings, work or private student loans which you will have to repay.

*Reported Average Annual Net Price for in state students receiving grant or scholarship aid reported to the U.S. Department of Education's Academic Year 2014-2015 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.

Tuition Comparison to Similar Community Colleges in the Region

School Cost vs. Horry Georgetown Technical College
Southeastern Community College49.1% less expensive
Brunswick Community College49.1% less expensive
Williamsburg Technical College13.1% less expensive
Florence Darlington Technical College8.5% less expensive
Robeson Community College49.1% less expensive

Cost of a Degree

Being a school offering two year programs, prospective students should consider the multi year outlay when budgeting the cost for two years at Horry Georgetown Technical College.

Estimated 2 Year Cost at Published Tuition

At the current published rates, an estimated total tuition, fees and living expense price for a 2 year associate degree at Horry-Georgetown Technical College is $37,868 for students graduating in normal time. This methodology for estimating the 2 year cost is a straight multiple of the most recent reported annual total cost and does not factor in tuition increases during the time you're in school. It also assumes you receive no grant or scholarship aid and pay the full list price.

A potentially more accurate but less conservative estimate of a degree cost can be made by using the school's annual $6,236 in-state net price as the basis. Applying this cost over 2 would estimate the cost of a degree at $12,472**

**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 2014-2015 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.

Other Costs

Estimated Cost Per Semester

Most colleges don't charge students on an annual basis but instead require payment semester by semester. If you ever need to take an additional semester of classes to complete you degree you shouldn't have to pay for a full academic year. These our estimated costs for a semester at Horry Georgetown Technical College.

South Carolina Resident Tuition Per Semester$2,388
South Carolina Resident Total Cost Per Semester$9,467
Non-South Carolina Resident Tuition Per Semester$3,912
Non-South Carolina Resident Total Cost Per Semester$10,991

Cost Per Credit Hour and Cost for a 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 Horry Georgetown Technical College are as follows. Per credit costs are for reference only as many schools will not allow students to pay by credit hour.

Cost per credit hour and per class at Horry Georgetown Technical College
Price per credit hour for in district residents$160
Cost for one class for in district residents (3 credit hours)$480
Price per credit hour for South Carolina residents$199
Cost for one class for South Carolina residents (3 credit hours)$597
Price per credit hour for out of state residents$326
Cost for one class for out of state residents (3 credit hours)$978
Cost for one class for out of state residents (4 credit hours)$1,304


Student Loans and Debt

The second consideration after understanding the cost of college is determining how to finance it. Some students are fortunate enough to have some form of family financial assistance, but student loans end up financing a significant portion of higher education in the U.S. 42% of Horry Georgetown Technical College students receive U.S. Federal Student Loans with an average annual Federal Loan aid amount of $5,088.

Example Loan Payments and Costs

How much are student loan payments for Horry Georgetown Technical College? Obviously this varies based on a number of factors - offsetting financial aid you receive, percentage of fee you pay upfront while enrolled and the interest rate on your loans. We've modeled a sample student loan based on current Stafford loan rates to give you an approximate idea.

The following are the costs for a loan if you borrowed $12,472, 100% of the estimated average net price for a two year program and paid nothing while enrolled. The total of all payments including interest would sum $15,474.89. This could be your effective total out of pocket cost of an education at Horry Georgetown Technical College. Note that this calculation assumes you don't pay full list price tuition, are part of the reported 88% of students at this school who receive financial aid and you are paying an average annual net price of $6,236. If you do not financially qualify for a reduced net price, your student loan payments could be significantly higher than this example. Use our Horry Georgetown 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.

Horry Georgetown Technical College Student Loan Payments
Example Payments
Monthly Loan Payment$128.96
Amount Borrowed$12,472.00
Interest Rate4.5%
Term10 years
Number of Monthly Payments120
Total Interest Cost$3,002.89
Sum of All Payments over 10 years$15,474.89

Affording Student Loan Payments and Post Graduation Salary

Can I afford to attend Horry-Georgetown Technical College? In the end, the answer comes down a determination if you will earn enough to comfortably pay back a student loan with your post graduation salary. This is an extremely important point to consider. In order to afford student loan payments and still meet all your other costs of living, it is recommended not to borrow more than you can pay back using 10% of your monthly income earned after graduation. If you're considering attending Horry Georgetown 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 the 10% of salary threshold, an annual income of $15,474.89 would be needed to afford a $128.96 monthly payment in the example $12,472.00 loan modeled above. You will need to determine if it is at all realistic that you will be earning this type of salary after graduation. 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 Horry Georgetown Technical College in the future? In the past four years, this school's published in-state tuition and fee total rose from $4,176 to $4,776. This amounts to an average annual price increase of 2.9%. 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 could expect to pay for a 2 year degree assuming tuition increases at the national average rate. Estimated future prices are based on the current in-state 2 year cost of $37,868.00. Use the college savings plan calculator below to perform a more comprehensive analysis on future costs and how much you will need to save for Horry Georgetown Technical College.

Annual2 Year Degree
Estimated Cost in 5 years for students enrolling in 2024$24,769$49,538
Estimated Cost in 10 years for students enrolling in 2029$31,613$63,225
Estimated Cost in 15 years for students enrolling in 2034 $40,346$80,693
Estimated Cost in 18 years for students enrolling in 2037 $46,706$93,412

Comparable Cost for Popular Majors

We've compared the out of state cost of the most popular undergraduate areas of study at Horry Georgetown Technical College to the national average for all other colleges offering the same major. Use this comparison to determine particular programs where this school offers value relative to other colleges.

Area of Study Graduates vs National Avg
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies Associate's Degree 182 1% cheaper
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse Associate's Degree 129 9% costlier
Child Care and Support Services Management Associate's Degree 46 21% costlier
Business/Commerce, General Associate's Degree 42 0% cheaper
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies Associate's Degree 38 14% costlier
Data Processing and Data Processing Technology/Technician Associate's Degree 33 24% costlier
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other Associate's Degree 33 18% costlier
Physical Therapy Technician/Assistant Associate's Degree 24 10% costlier
Social Work Associate's Degree 24 21% costlier
Legal Assistant/Paralegal Associate's Degree 20 8% costlier
Civil Engineering Technology/Technician Associate's Degree 19 11% costlier
Design and Visual Communications, General Associate's Degree 19 9% costlier
Forest Technology/Technician Associate's Degree 16 8% costlier
Accounting Associate's Degree 15 9% costlier
Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist Associate's Degree 15 4% costlier
Turf and Turfgrass Management Associate's Degree 14 9% costlier
Culinary Arts/Chef Training Associate's Degree 14 8% costlier
Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician Associate's Degree 14 12% costlier
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist Associate's Degree 12 12% costlier
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General Associate's Degree 11 17% costlier
Construction Engineering Technology/Technician Associate's Degree 9 12% costlier
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic) Associate's Degree 6 22% costlier


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About Horry Georgetown Technical College

Horry Georgetown Technical College is a two year community college located in Conway, South Carolina.  Full time enrollment is 3,039 and part time is 3,979.  Horry Georgetown 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. Learn more about Horry Georgetown Technical College at CollegeSimply.

Only undergraduate degrees are offered at this school.

Horry Georgetown Technical College
2050 Highway 501 East
Conway, South Carolina

For Profit / Not For Profit Status

Horry Georgetown Technical College is a public not for profit institution. Public schools often represent the best value for your education dollar, especially when students qualify for in-state tuition.

Horry Georgetown Technical College cost and financial aid data source: U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=218140 IPEDS survey data.