Cost & Financial Aid

Estimated Cost of Attendance

To determine your financial need, the Office of Financial Aid uses a Cost of Attendance Budget. 

These estimated costs are used to calculate your financial aid award, and are not the same as your billing statement.

For direct costs involved in attending PTC, visit the tuition page.

For determining your need and awarding aid, we use both the direct costs for which you will be billed (tuition/fees) AND other costs associated with a college education, such as room and board, books and supplies, average loan fees, transportation costs (to and from home or commuting to school) and miscellaneous expenses (hygiene products, clothing, social events, etc.)

All components of the cost of attendance budgets are for the 2010-2011 academic year (fall and spring terms).

Listed below are estimated cost of attendance numbers for a full time student at Piedmont Technical College (Greenwood, McCormick, Newberry, Saluda County residents). Sample 9 month (fall/spring terms) cost of attendance budget based on 12 credit hours per term.

Students, please note: your actual cost of attendance can be found in PTC Pathway.


  Student Living With Parents Student Living Independently
Tuition $3,432 $3,432
Fees $200 $200
Books/Supplies $1,000 $1,000
Transportation $2,990 $2,990
Room & Board $1,900 $6,152
Personal $2,727 $2,727
Total $12,249 $16,501