Financial assistance can make
your college career possible!
The costs of postsecondary education can be a significant burden to a family’s
budget. The goal of the Financial Aid Office is to assist students in meeting their
educational costs by providing streamlined access for students choosing a course
of study at WTC. This goal is met by providing the following services:
1. Providing financial program information to prospective students
and their families.
2. Assisting students and their families with financial aid application and process.
3. Analyzing eligibility for aid and making financial aid awards.
4. Making every effort to deliver financial aid in a timely manner.
Eligibility to Apply for Financial Aid
Under Ability–to–Benefit Regulations if you do not have a high school diploma,
General Educational Development (GED) certificate, or its recognized equivalent,
you may become eligible for Federal student aid programs (Title IV funds) by taking
the College’s Computer-adaptive Placement Assessment and Support System (COMPASS)
and achieving the scores as approved by the United States Department of Education
in reading comprehension, sentence skills and arithmetic. The test is administered
through the Student Affairs office in Building A. Ability to benefit may also be established
by satisfactory completion of six credits that are applicable toward a degree or
certificate at the college. Students may not receive Title IV aid for these six hours.
A student must be enrolled in a certificate, diploma, or degree program to be eligible
for financial aid. Transient students are ineligible for financial aid at WTC. Students in
continuing education programs or career development are not eligible for assistance.
How to Apply for Financial Aid
The following applications must be completed before eligibility for financial aid can be determined:
1. Apply for admission to the College through the Admissions Office.
2. Complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) after January 1 to establish eligibility for the entire academic year beginning with the fall semester. The Williamsburg Technical College code -- 009322 -- and electronic signatures are required. Personal Identification Numbers (PIN) for these signatures may be obtained at www.pin.ed.gov. A Student Aid Report (SAR) will be sent to the student, who must check it for accuracy. Completion of the FAFSA is mandatory in order to be considered for SC Lottery Tuition Assistance monies.
3. Register and submit an interview at the Williamsburg Technical College Virtual Financial Aid Office (VFAO). You must know your Expected Family Contribution (EFC) found on your SAR to complete the VFAO application. You will be contacted by the VFAO with either an award letter or a request for more information. Use the VFAO to submit questions you may have or to review the status of your application. Students MUST maintain an active email address, as all financial aid communication is conducted through email.
4. Once all requirements are met, eligibility is established and the student’s file is complete, financial assistance will be awarded and an award letter will be sent to the student’s email address.
Title IV Financial Aid requires the following:
1. Acceptance by the College into a curriculum.
2. The student has received a high school diploma, or a General Educational Development (GED) certificate or its recognized equivalent.
3. The student is not in default on any Perkins, Stafford, Plus, Stafford/Ford, Federal Direct Subsidized and unsubsidized loan.
4. No overpayment is owed on any Title IV program funds.
5. The student maintains satisfactory academic progress as defined by the College for financial aid programs.
6. The Financial Aid office has been informed of all awards made to a student by a source outside the college.
Failure to comply with these requirements may significantly alter or eliminate eligibility for aid.
Tuition and Fees
Tuition and fees at Williamsburg Technical College are comparable to the other 16 technical colleges in South Carolina. Tuition and fees are subject to change at any time by action of the State Board for Technical and Comprehensive Education or the WTC Area Commission. Click here for the most up-to-date tuition and fee schedule. No student may reenroll, graduate, receive grades, or receive a transcript of academic record until all indebtedness to the college has been settled. The registration process is not complete until tuition and fees are paid to Business Affairs and the student receives a copy of his/her scheduled classes stamped “paid.”
Tuition for Senior Citizens
Williamsburg Technical College, as a state-supported college under the State Board for Technical and Comprehensive Education, is authorized to permit legal residents of South Carolina who have attained the age of 60 to attend classes for credit or noncredit on a space available basis without the required payment of tuition, provided that they meet all admission requirements and are not receiving compensation as full-time employees.
Deferred Tuition Payment Plan Terms and Conditions
1. The $30 nonrefundable processing fee must be paid by cash, check, debit card that can be run as a credit card, or credit card and cannot be charged to any type of scholarship, sponsorship or financial aid.
2. The plan cannot be used for balances of less than $100.
3. The payment plan is for tuition and fees only.
4. Any type of assistance such as financial aid, scholarship, or sponsorship must be used before any balance of tuition can be charged to the payment plan.
5. The deferred payments may be used by students who have not completed the financial aid process or other authorizations for payment of tuition. Any unpaid classes not covered by the payment plan will be dropped.
6. The tuition can be paid anytime but at least two payments for the amount due must be paid by dates specified by Business Affairs.
7. A late fee of $25 will be charged for each late payment, including students who have not finalized their financial aid, scholarship or sponsorship.
8. Payments will be accelerated for any student who enters into the payment agreement and subsequently receives financial aid, scholarship or sponsorship. All outstanding balances owed, including any late fees, will be deducted before any balance check will be issued to the student.
9. If an account becomes delinquent, it will be placed on a hold status. Registration will not be allowed; future classes already registered will be purged; transcripts and diplomas will not be issued and the student will not be allowed to participate in graduation activities until the account is paid.
10.Once an account becomes delinquent, it will be placed in our regular billing cycle. A student will receive three bills. The third bill informs the student that the account will be turned over to the South Carolina Tax Commission for collection and to a Collection Agency. Collection Agency charges will be added to the bill at this point.
11.After notification of a financial aid award, students should contact Business Affairs to verify their account is paid in full before discontinuing payments.
12.Refunds of tuition and fees are per College policy. Refunds and applicable financial aid will first be used to repay any outstanding balance due.
13.A new Deferred Tuition Payment Plan must be signed if additional classes are added.
Late Registration Fees
Those students who do not complete the registration process during the specified registration period of each semester will pay a $20 late-registration charge.
Returned Check Fee
A $30 service charge will be made on each returned check.
The Federal Pell Grant is a federal program of direct grants to undergraduate students. Analysis of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) will be used to determine eligibility for all grant programs. Applications are available at online and more information may be obtained online or in the Financial Aid Office. You should apply for the Federal Pell Grant a minimum of six weeks prior to the term for which you plan to request financial aid. Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants (FSEOG) are awarded to students with exceptional financial needs.
The Federal Work-Study Program (FWS) is a federal program designed to expand part-time employment opportunities for students, particularly those from low-income families who are in need of earnings in order to pursue a course of study. The awards are made to eligible students who have demonstrated need and who meet all eligibility criteria per Williamsburg Technical College policy. Work study positions are limited, but every effort is made to find suitable FWS employment for as many eligible students as possible.
South Carolina Need-Based Grants Program
The South Carolina Need-Based Grants (SCNBG) program is a state grant to the undergraduate students who are residents of South Carolina. The grants are available to full- and part-time students, and the award depends upon action by the General Assembly and amounts contingent upon the availability of funds to be appropriated forthe program. Eligibility requirements are available from the Financial Aid office. FSEOG or SCNBG are awarded per institutional policy on a first-come, first-served basis.
South Carolina Education Lottery Tuition Assistance
In accordance with legislation passed in June 2002, students may qualify for South Carolina Education Lottery Tuition Assistance (SLTAP). Eligibility requirements are available from the Financial Aid office. For current amounts of award, go to SC Technical College System lottery tuition information website or visit the WTC Financial Aid office in Room 214, Building A. A student may not receive SLTAP funds for more than one certificate, diploma, or degree earned within a five-year period unless the additional certificate, diploma, or degree constitutes progress in the same field of study.
Community Programs for Financial Assistance
Community programs likely to be sources of financial aid are parent-teacher associations, community scholarship programs, employers of both students and parents, unions, churches and church groups, civic and fraternal groups, and progressive organizations. To locate these sources, visit a high school guidance counselor or search “scholarships” on the internet.
Be sure your proper information is on file in the Office of Student Affairs. If your mailing address or phone numbers are incorrect, you could miss important messages, mailing and even checks! Check your WebAdvisor account to see what information is online and notify the Office of Student Affairs with ANY changes.
Every semester students need to meet with their advisors to ensure that they are on track in their programs of study. Early registration for current students is usually held about a month before classes end. This provides students with enough time to secure a seat in a needed class before registration opens up for new students.
Click the button below to see your advisor's contact information and course syllabi.
WebAdvisor is a program which allows students to search for classes; check grades; view program evaluation, class schedules, and entrance test scores; and see the status of financial aid.
Sign into WebAdvisor and follow the information provided. Student records are not available to anyone but the student and College personnel who are working with the information for the purposes of assisting the student in the educational process.
Note: On-line application for admission or registration for classes, once available, ARE not complete until all fees are paid through the WTC Business Office.
For password assistance, contact Vertanza Cunningham (Bldg. A, Room 222) or by calling 843.355.4106.
Keep close check on your student.wiltech.edu email so you won't miss important messages regarding classes, cancellations, events, etc.
Be sure you remember the following information to access your email:
- Email address is firstname.lastname@example.org
- Password is w and Datatel ID number (ex: w0123456).
- Change password upon entering email for the first time.
For password assistance, contact Vertanza Cunningham (Bldg. A, Room 222) or by calling 843.355.4170.
Grant-funded student programs
at WTC grow students into productive
The Upward Bound Program at Williamsburg Technical
College is a pre-college, academic enhancement
program designed for first generation, low-income
students or those students with a high risk for
academic failure. The program is designed to motivate students
by developing those skills which will enable them to
complete high school and make a successful transition
into postsecondary education. Applications can be
picked up from any one of the four high schools in
the County or from the Upward Bound office at WTC.
To be eligible for the Upward Bound program, a student must:
1. be a high school student residing in Williamsburg County and
is enrolled in grades 9 or 10 at one of the four high schools:
C.E. Murray, Hemingway, Kingstree, and the Youth Academy;
2. meet federal income guidelines;
3. be the child of a parent who has not received his/her bachelor’s degree;
4. be committed to pursuing a 4-year college degree.
Upward Bound offers
- academic assistance
- academic instruction
- cultural enrichment exposure
- work study for graduating seniors
- summer bridge program
- financial aid workshops.
For more information, about the Upward Bound program, please contact the Upward Bound Office at 843.355.4175 or in Building C on the WTC campus.
Student Activities at WTC offer unique opportunities for students.
Student Government Association
The WTC Student Government Association (SGA) is the official organization for coordinating student activities on campus. The president of the SGA serves as the student representative to the College. The association is composed of all students enrolled in diploma, degree, career development, and certificate programs at WTC. Its function is to ensure that open communications are maintained between students and the administration. Executive officers, program representatives, and alternates are elected to the SGA council. Students are encouraged to participate in the elections and activities of the SGA. For more information, contact Student Affairs.
Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society
WTC’s Alpha Sigma Gamma chapter of the Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) International Honor Society recognizes and encourages academic achievement of two-year college students and provides opportunities for individual growth and development through honors, leadership and service programming. WTC PTK advisors are Geraldine Shaw, and Judy Coker.
Williamsburg Technical College, 601 Martin Luther King, Jr., Avenue, Kingstree, SC 29556 843.355.4110 or 800.768.2021
Williamsburg Technical College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate degrees.
Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Williamsburg Technical College.
Employee and applicant inquiries concerning the federal laws and their application to the College may be directed to the Vice President for Business Affairs , WTC, 601 MLK Jr. Avenue, Kingstree, SC 29556 843.355.4117, who will serve as the College’s Section 504, Title II, and Title IX Coordinator.
WTC shall not discriminate in employment or personnel decisions or in student admissions or in student decisions, or in all other segments of the College community on the basis of race, color, sex, age, national or ethnic origin, religion, disability, ancestry, political affiliation, pregnancy, marital status or unfavorable discharge from military service, in the educational programs and activities which it operates, and the College is prohibited from discrimination in such manner by applicable laws. Practices and requirements for non-discrimination extend to the enrollment of students in programs and activities of the College and employment by the College. Employee and applicant inquiries concerning the federal laws and their application to the College may be directed to the Vice President for Business Affairs , WTC, 601 MLK Jr. Avenue, Kingstree, SC 29556 843.355.4117, who will serve as the College's Section 504, Title II, and Title IX Coordinator. Student and prospective student inquiries concerning the federal laws and their application to the College or any student decision may be directed to Vice President for Student Affairs, WTC, 601 MLK Jr. Avenue, Kingstree, SC 29556 843.355.4170, who will serve as the College’s Section 504, Title II, and Title IV Coordinator. Copyright 2015 Williamsburg Technical College