Midlands Technical College is freezing tuition until the end of 2020.
Provost Barrie Kirk announced the freeze during a virtual town hall for students on Thursday.
“I am happy to announce that MTC is freezing tuition through the end of 2020,” Kirk said. “We know that many families have experienced financial setbacks brought on by the pandemic, and we want to help you stay on course and complete your degree in order to be well prepared for the opportunities ahead.”
Midlands Tech tuition ranges from $188 per credit hour for students from Richland, Lexington and Fairfield counties, where the college has campuses, to $564 per credit hour for out-of-state and international students.
Midlands Tech campuses plan to reopen in August. The college will offer traditional on-campus courses as well as virtual classes which meet at designated dates and times and self-paced online classes.
“The pandemic shook South Carolina’s workforce in historic ways,” Midlands Tech Commission Chair Margaret Holmes said. “We feel it is necessary to do everything we can from an affordability and accessibility standpoint so that as many people as possible can receive the career-based learning necessary for a prosperous livelihood.”