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Frequently Asked Questions

Student bills are no longer mailed. Your student bill will be available online once you are registered for the term. Use your TCTC username and password to access your bill in your MyTCTC under the My Payments tile. If you cannot access your online bill, please call the Business Office at 864-646-8282, Option 2.

Once you have seen your advisor and registered yourself in classes, a seat is held in those classes until the payment deadline. Your seat in the class is secured when financial aid funding has posted to the student account, you are enrolled in the payment plan for the particular term, or full payment has been made of the balance owed.  At any time during the drop/add period of the term, it is recommended that you review your online bill to determine if a balance has been created as a result of the schedule change. You will be dropped from your entire schedule if a balance is reflected on the student account when the offices close each day during the late registration period each term.

You will need to add your classes back and then pay your tuition and fees. You must be prepared to make full payment or enroll in the payment plan, if available. In addition, there may be a late fee assessed. Payments can be made by cash and check in the Business Office or paid online. Full payment or enrollment in the payment plan must be completed before the end of the Tri-County Technical College business day during the late registration period.

Contact TC Central to determine your residency status at 864-646-8282, Option 1, or tccentral@tctc.edu. Requests for evaluation of residency must be completed by the appropriate deadlines listed on the enrollment calendar. More information can be found here.

It is an accounts receivable account where all individual student financial transactions with the college are maintained.

The Business Office requires a written authorization from the third party sponsor with a detail list of students and approved charges to be billed to the sponsoring agency. The authorization should also state the duration of the authorization by term or date range. The authorization must be submitted by an authorized agent representing the sponsoring agency. Authorizations are required before the tuition deadline each semester. Invoices are processed by mid-term each semester.

Yes, only if a written request is submitted to the Business Office prior to the refund period each term.

Contact the Business Office at 864-646-1802 after paying the balance owed. Students may not graduate, receive grades or attend subsequent terms with a balance owed on their student account.

A part-time student for fee payment purposes is one who is enrolled for less than 12 regular semester hours.

Our school delivers your refund with BankMobile Disbursements, a technology solution, powered by BMTX, Inc. Visit this link for more information: https://bankmobiledisbursements.com/refundchoices/.

All refunds will be processed for students beginning approximately 4 weeks after the start of the main session each term. All refunds will be processed through BankMobile, a third party processor. You, the student, must select your refund preference in order for a refund to generate or process. Failure to choose a refund preference or update your with BankMobile will result in a delay of processing the student refund. Students can check the status of their refund online at www.RefundSelection.com. During the scheduled refund process timeline, log in and verify your disbursement status (but, only if you have selected a refund preference).

 

Contact the Business Office staff at either campus to investigate the status of your BankMobile Refund Selection Kit. If there is an issue, the Business Office staff can generate an Instant Personal Code that you can use to select how you want to receive your refund.

The Business Office submits to BankMobile student address information as it is listed on a student’s account. It is the responsibility of the student to verify that the address on file is accurate before the refund process begins each term. Students must contact BankMobile directly if their refund has not been received within 10 business days of the original refund date. Student address information can only be updated by the student in their BankMobile account or directly with Bankobile at 866-309-7452.

Yes, Tri-County Technical College accepts Discover, MasterCard, Visa, and American Express. Currently, there is a 2.75% service fee when paying by credit or debit card. Tri-County also offers an e-Check payment option at no additional charge. To pay by e-Check, students must pay online by logging onto their MyTCTC under the My Payments tile.

An e-Check is an electronic direct debit to your checking account. Any checking account can be used, provided it allows for direct draft, and is drawn against an account with a US bank. We can only accept payments in US dollars. When making an e-Check payment, you must provide your routing number and checking or savings account number. Please verify this information with your financial institution.

Verification of bank account number and funds availability through the ACH (Automated Clearing House) system will take place and the debit to your bank account will occur within 3 to 5 business days after the payment transaction is completed on-line. Therefore, to avoid overdrafts, it is strongly recommended that there are sufficient funds available at the time of payment.

Equity line accounts and investment accounts cannot be used for ACH debit transactions. Please verify account information with your financial institution if you are uncertain.

There is a $30.00 NSF fee assessed to the student account for any returned e-Check payment. This will be in addition to any charges assessed by the financial institution.

Yes, Tri-County offers a payment plan. This is an interest-free monthly payment plan that drafts your payment directly from your bank account or debit/credit card. The only cost to budget monthly payments is a $30.00 per semester non-refundable enrollment fee. The enrollment fee is automatically deducted when establishing the agreement.

Students must establish the payment plan contract before the payment deadline to confirm their registration and retain their class schedules. Students will be removed from all courses if the student account balance is not paid in full, paid by financial aid funding, or the student is not enrolled in an active payment plan for the term. If you have questions, please call (864) 646-8282, Option 2.

  1. Log into your MyTCTC, click on the My Payments tile.
  2. Click on the link, “Enroll in an installment payment plan.”

The $30.00 Enrollment Fee will be processed immediately.

Yes, Tri-County offers a book payment plan. The book payment plan is only available during a specific period each term. It generally begins 10 days before the first class day of Session A. There are no exceptions.  

  1. Students must print a ‘cost sheet’ from the Campus Store website, bookstore.tctc.edu and submit it by fax to (864) 646-1419 or in-person to the Business Office.
  2. The new book prices are then added to the student account.
  3. Students must then enroll themselves into the payment plan through their MyTCTC.
  4. Once enrolled the student may then go to the Campus Store to ‘purchase’ their book items.
  5. If the student was able to receive used items, the balance of the payment plan will be adjusted to reflect the actual amount charged in the Campus Store.

Parking permits are mandatory for all students and employees. Visit the My Payments tile in MyTCTC or click the link to obtain a parking permit, and follow the online instructions. Parking permits are $30 for a single vehicle and $15 for each additional vehicle. Permits will be mailed to the address provided as soon as the transaction has been completed. Once this is done, you may print the confirmation e-mail and place it on the dash of your vehicle until the permit arrives.  Per Campus Police, the parking permit is to be displayed on the bottom left side back window (if there is already a permit in that location, please display in the same area). Parking permits expire at the end of the Summer term.

Every Tri-County student is required to obtain a student ID. To obtain a student ID, bring your identification card such as a Driver's License, AND a copy of your current class schedule. The initial card is free of charge. Replacement cards will cost $5 each. Student IDs are valid for one academic year and are available at the Welcome Center in Ruby Hicks Hall, Plaza Level (next to TC Central) on the Pendleton campus. On the Anderson, Easley, and Oconee campuses, Student IDs are available at the Front Desk.

Any student wishing to apply for financial aid must complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Learn more at Applying for Financial Aid or contact Financial Aid at 864-646-8282, Option 1 or tccentral@tctc.edu.

TCTC also offers FAFSA Fridays, every Friday, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Ruby Hicks Hall, room 211 on the Pendleton campus (no appointment is necessary). More information about FAFSA can also be found at fafsa.gov.