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COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions: Financial Aid

Every student situation is unique and the impacts will vary based on each unique situation.  The Financial Aid Office is here for you and we are still answering phone calls and responding to emails while the college is closed.  We encourage you to reach out to us directly at 864-646-1650 or with your specific questions and we will help you navigate your specific circumstances. 

Log into your eTC account online at Once there clink on the My Dashboard Tab and then Financial Aid Status.  Missing requirements, financial aid eligibility, and financial aid status unique to your account can all be seen through this online portal.   

YES, now is the perfect time to cross your 2020-2021 FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) off your to-do list.  Complete online at or download the My Student Aid app to complete it on your phone. 

YES, all financial aid paperwork should be scanned and emailed to  We are still processing and completing paperwork as we receive it. 

TIP: Make sure that you physically sign each form as we cannot accept typed or digital signatures.  Instead of scanning you can take a clean photo of the form from your phone and email it that way too.

Log into your eTC account and go to the Get Set tab. In Box 6 (Pay Tuition & Fees), you can click on Make an Online Payment link. Alternatively, check payments can be mailed to: Tri-County Technical College, Attn: Business Office, P.O. Box 587, Pendleton, SC  29670. The check payment will be applied to your account within 24 hours of receipt.

YES, all refunds are currently being processed weekly and will be sent to you within 14 days of being paid based on your refund selection (completed online at  You can check the status of your refund at the same site once you have activated your account.

Contact the Business Office at 864-646-1802 or e-mail  after paying the balance owed.

Yes, TCTC will offer a payment plan. This is an interest free monthly payment plan whereby you may elect to have your payment automatically drafted directly from your bank account or debit/credit card. There is a $30.00 per semester non-refundable enrollment fee.

Legislation was just passed so that as long as you continue in your courses there will be no change in your education benefits and no action is required on your part.  If you have specific questions please email us at

Tri-County aims to provide support to our students who need access to emergency funding during these extraordinary times. Through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act there is access to new funding that aims to address many needs during the COVID-19 pandemic.