Tuition, Fees, and Payment

Attention: Fall 2024 tuition is due August 2, 2024.

Accessing the Costs

Florence-Darlington Technical College is a great value for anyone seeking higher education. We provide low cost tuition, generous financial aid options, and a world class learning environment. Whether you’re a first-time student or coming back after a few years FDTC is the place to grow. Tuition is charged by the credit hour for all programs and courses as established by the S.C. Technical College system.

Tuition Costs

FDTC tuition costs are calculated by credit hour. See below the cost per hour by residence.

Florence, Darlington, and Marion County $185/credit hour
Other South Carolina residents $196/credit hour
Out of State residents $274/credit hour
International Students $363/credit hour

*Must establish residency at least one year prior to the term start date.

See a full breakdown of Cost of Attendance Budget

Additional Fees
Fee Type
Activity Fee $50/term
Technology Fee (capped at $50 per term) $4/credit hour
General Education Course Fee $50/credit hour
Technical Education Course Fee $60/credit hour
Health Sciences Education Course Fee $60/credit hour


The above fees do not include the cost of books, shop coats, uniforms, equipment, tools, supplies, graduation fees, or education course fees for General, Technical or Health Science courses.

Fees are subject to change in accordance with policies established by the State Board for Technical and Comprehensive Education.

All tuition fees must be paid or charged to financial aid, sponsor, scholarship or other source before attending class. Tuition, fees and Bookstore charges are the responsibility of the student. All institutional charges not paid by financial aid, sponsors, scholarships, loans, or other sources, must be paid by the student.

Late Fee

Late Fee - $100

All tuition must be paid by the published due date each term. During the term, circumstances may occur which results in a student's financial aid or scholarship being reduced or rescinded or other transactions occur which causes the student's tuition and/or books to be unpaid. At this time, the student should pay the balance in full.

If the account is not paid, it will be placed in our billing cycle and the student's record will be frozen to any further activity. All future registrations will be cancelled and all transcripts will be held.

After the student has received three bills, the account may be placed with the SC Department of Revenue for collection. The debtor could be assessed the cost of collection incurred in addition to the already outstanding amount.

Additional Information

Auditing Courses

Auditing a course means enrolling in a college course for no grade or credit. Fees for auditing a course are the same as taking a course for credit. A minimum of 50 cents per contact hour is charged for any continuing education student. Students can also use the Net Price Calculator below to estimate tuition.

Tuition for SC Residents 60 and Older

By South Carolina law, state-supported colleges and universities are authorized to permit legal residents of South Carolina who are 60 years of age or older, if such persons do not receive compensation as full-time employees, to attend classes for credit on a space available basis without the required payment of tuition only.  However, these persons must meet admissions standards. Please contact the Business Office for more information.

SC Income Tax Credit

To help ease the financial burden for South Carolina college students and their families, the South Carolina General Assembly has created an income tax credit for tuition paid to South Carolina colleges and universities. To claim the credit, a Form SC 1040 must be filed. When preparing the South Carolina income tax return, Form I-319 Tuition Tax Credit must be completed. This form is included with all state individual income tax booklets. For more information about the tax credit, please visit the South Carolina Tuition Tax Credit website.

Net Price Calculator

The Net Price Calculator is intended to provide estimated net price information (defined as estimated cost of attendance - including tuition and required fees, books and supplies, room and board (meals), and other related expenses - minus estimated grant and scholarship aid) to current and prospective students and their families based on what similar students paid in a previous year.

Net Price Calculator

Still have questions? Contact Us!

Office Location

Business Office
FDTC Main Campus
Building 5000
2nd Floor

Financial Aid Office
FDTC Main Campus
Building 5000
3rd Floor, Room 5313

Our Team

Wendy Townsend

Billing Inquiries
Teresa Benjamin
Juanita Schemel

Sponsorship Inquiries
Michelle Marshall


Business Office

Financial Aid Office
Phone: 843.661.8085
Fax: 843.661.8122