Program Costs

Sstudents participating in Charleston Bridge can qualify for FREE TUITION for FALL 2023!

To qualify for free tuition this fall, submit the FAFSA to Trident Technical College (TTC), as well as the College of Charleston (CofC). Students should include the FAFSA codes 004920 (TTC) and 003428 (CofC). Financial aid for the fall will be issued from Trident Technical College. For students successfully transitioning to CofC in the spring, financial aid is awarded from CofC. 

Fall Semester Cost 


One-time Charleston Bridge program fee (non-refundable)
Designated Residence Halls
(Private rooms are not available for Charleston Bridge)

Double: $3,400; Triple: $3,100


Double: $3,400
Double: $4,500
Fall Meal Plan
Choose from one of the Freshmen Resident Meal Plans posted below
All Access Diamond Plus $300
All Access Plus $100
12 Meals Per Week Plus $275
* Tuition is charged for fall if there is no FAFSA on file with Trident Technical College. 
Residents of Charleston,Berkeley, Dorchester Counties
Residents outside of Charleston,Berkeley, Dorchester Counties
12 hours enrolled
13 hours enrolled
14 hours enrolled
15 hours enrolled
16 hours enrolled
17 hours enrolled

* Tuition & fees are subject to change in July of each year. The fees above are for fall 2022.

  • Charleston Bridge participants are not eligible for a deposit waiver or housing/meal plan application fee waiver.
  • Only the initial deposit ($400) and housing application fee ($50) is paid to the College of Charleston. The fall tuition & fee payment, including the housing and meal plan fee, is paid to Trident Technical College. The deadline to pay the balance or establish a payment plan is August 1, 2023. All payments should be sent to Trident Technical College. Do not send payments to the College of Charleston.
  • All fees are non-refundable. This includes the deposit ($400), the housing application fee ($50), and the program fee ($1450). If a Bridge student moves into the residence hall and then withdraws from the program (voluntary or involuntary) they are responsible for the full semester housing and meal plan charges for the fall. 
  • Totals in the chart above does not include any scholarships, lab fees, or the $17.30 registration fee.
  • Payment, financial aid, and midterm/final grades are accessed using Trident Technical College's student portal.
  • A lab fee may apply to certain fall courses.
  • Fall Financial Aid is awarded by Trident Technical College. Aid notices from TTC will be sent to the student's TTC email. 
  • Fall tuition only may be refunded by Trident Technical College if the full withdrawal from the program occurs during the drop/add period. 
  • If a student totally withdraws from the program after moving in, the remaining fees (housing, meal plan, program fee) should be paid to Trident Technical College (TTC). Once paid, TTC will work with the CofC Treasurer to clear the remaining balance. 
  • The full amount for the fall housing and meal plan at CofC must be paid if a student totally withdraws from the program during the fall semester. 
  • Books & Supplies for fall are estimated at $1300-1500.00. Information about book purchasing from the Trident Technical College bookstore can be found here.
Trident Technical College Financial Aid can be reached at 843.574.2581. TTC billing can be reached at 843.574.6367.

Students admitted to CofC for spring pay CofC tuition & fees. Financial Aid is awarded through College of Charleston's Financial Assistance & Veteran Affairs. The financial aid award notice for spring is sent to the student's CofC email.