Tuition and Fees Payment Information

To secure a spot in Charleston Bridge follow these steps: 

1.  Pay the Charleston Bridge Enrollment Deposit

To secure your spot in Charleston Bridge, submit the enrollment deposit to the College of Charleston Office of Admissions. 

Enrollment Deposit (credit card and check instructions) 

Credit Card Instructions to pay the deposit:

  • Log into MyCharleston 
  • Use your CofC ID (from your Charleston Bridge offer letter) as the username. Your default password will be your CofC ID followed by your birthday in the format MMDDYY followed by A! (including the !). You’ll be prompted to update your password and set up security questions.
  • Select the MyAccounts tab, scroll to the bottom and click the link that says Log onto eBill account. (Click on the button to Open my eBill Account.)
  • In the new pop-up window, select Deposits at the top, then select the term you’ll be entering CofC.
  • In the drop-down menu, select the Charleston Bridge Student deposit. (The system will prompt you to submit the $400 deposit, which officially confirms your spot in the entering class.)

Check Instructions to pay the deposit:

  • Pay the deposit via check by mailing your Bridge enrollment form along with a check for $400 enrollment deposit  to ‘Treasurer’s Office, College of Charleston, 66 George St., Charleston, SC 29424’. Include your full name and DOB and ‘Fall 2022 Charleston Bridge’ in the check memo line. Click here to access the enrollment form directly.

Once you've paid the program deposit by check or online, check your email! CofC will email login credentials so you can access the MyCharleston student portal and your CofC email account.

You cannot proceed with your next steps until you receive your CofC email access. This will be issued to you within 3 days of your payment being processed.  

  • If you paid your deposit to participate in Charleston Bridge more than 4 days ago but have not received the login credentials information by email, contact the College of Charleston Office of Admissions at CharlestonBridge@cofc.edu or call 843-953-5670. If you email, include your full name and indicate you are inquiring about Charleston Bridge. 
  • Questions about the $400 deposit for Charleston Bridge can be directed to charlestonbridge@cofc.edu or call the College of Charleston Office of Admissions at 843-953-5670.

2.  Pay the Housing Application Fee and submit the Housing Contract

Log into MyCharleston to pay the fee by credit card:
  1. Click the MyHousing/Dining portal icon at the top right.
  2. Once in the portal, click the Apply for Housing/Meal Plan button. You will be prompted to pay the $50 housing application fee.
  3. During the application process, you will select any one of the three designated Bridge hall preferences, designate housing emergency contact, answer profile questions, select a meal plan, and sign your housing contract. All Bridge students (if you are over or under the age of 18), will also be required to have a parent or guardian sign the housing contract.

Questions about the $50.00 housing application fee or completing the housing application can be directed to College of Charleston Campus Housing by emailing housing@cofc.edu or calling 843.953.5523.

Questions about residence halls, room layout, roommate assignments, or room concerns should also be directed to campus housing. The office is open Monday-Friday from 8:30-5:00pm.

3.  Register for Orientation (Available in mid-March, 2022)

Once you paid the enrollment deposit and completed the housing & meal plan application, you are ready to register for New Student Orientation. 

  1. To register for Charleston Bridge orientation, log into MyCharleston
  2. Select the Academic Services tab at the top of the page
  3. Scroll down to the Charleston Bridge section (left side of the page) and click on 'Charleston Bridge Orientation Registration Form' and complete the information requested. 

Once you have registered for orientation, check your CofC email for confirmation and instructions about orientation from the College of Charleston's Office of New Student Programs. If you have questions call the Office of New Student Programs at 843-953-2017 or email orientat@cofc.edu

Your spot is now secure to participate in the Charleston Bridge program!

Next Steps:

  • Refer to the program calendar to view additional items required for the Charleston Bridge program. This includes uploading your health and immunization forms for College of Charleston Student Health Services, sending you final transcript for high school and any college level work to the College of Charleston Office of Admissions (also send this to Trident Technical College) and submitting a photo for a Cougar Card (college ID card). 
  • Talk with an Academic Advisor. An academic advisor from Trident Technical College will contact students by phone to register students for fall courses. Students should review the list of available courses before this conversation. This registration call will occur before orientation. During the summer, changes to the fall course schedule can be initiated by contacting the Trident Technical College advisor. Once school begins, College of Charleston can assist with this process. 
  • Finalize financial aid (if applicable) and the fall tuition payment. Charleston Bridge students receive financial aid through Trident Technical College for the fall semester. Students should list the school codes for Trident Technical College and the College of Charleston on the FAFSA if applying for financial aid. The FAFSA codes are 004920 (TTC) and 003428 (CofC). Financial aid should be established with Trident Technical College and completed before the August tuition and fees due date. See Trident Technical College contact information below for financial aid or billing questions. 

Fall Payment:

For the fall semester, Charleston Bridge students pay Trident Technical College (TTC) with the exception of the $400 enrollment deposit and $50 housing application fee which is paid to the College of Charleston. 

Payment to Trident Technical College includes the fall semester tuition and fees, the Charleston Bridge program fee, the College of Charleston residence hall rate, and fall semester meal plan. A payment plan must be established or full payment is made to Trident Technical College. Failure to pay by the August due date will resulting in canceling the housing assignment and rescinding the offer to participate in Charleston Bridge. 

Fall financial aid is through Trident Technical College. Students should check their Trident Technical College email for correspondence from financial aid and access the TTC Student Portal for information about financial aid awards. This information is not available in MyCharleston. Students admitted for the spring semester will have financial aid awarded by the College of Charleston Office of Financial Assistance & Veterans Affairs

As state-affiliated institutions, tuition and fees are based on appropriations granted by the South Carolina General Assembly. Accordingly, the fees charged will be directly affected by the action of the legislature and are therefore subject to change without notice. Tuition and fees for the upcoming academic year are usually finalized by July 1 of each year.

Program Cost:

Fall Billing & Financial Aid Contacts:

Trident Technical College Business Office (Bill Payment)

Bill payment, including the Charleston Bridge program fee and payment for housing and meal plans should be sent to Trident Technical College. Participating students cannot move into a College of Charleston residence hall until billing arrangements have been made with Trident Technical College. 

Students with an outstanding bill with Trident Technical College cannot be considered for spring admission to College of Charleston until the fall bill is paid in full.

Use TTC Express at my.tridentech.edu to make your payment. View Financial Life > My Account and Payment Information.

 

TTC Contacts:

-Gamellia Davis, Students Accounts Manager - Gamellia.Davis@tridenttech.edu

-Chartara Richardson, Students Accounts - Chartara.Richardson@tridenttech.edu

TTC Business Office: 843.574.6367

TTC Financial Aid Contact:

-Meredith English, Financial Aid/Veterans Assistance

Email: bridgeaid@tridenttech.edu

TTC Financial Aid: 843.574.2581

Fax: 843.574.6661

Spring Semester:

When a student is accepted to the College of Charleston for the spring semester, the billing and financial aid will be handled by the College of Charleston. Students will pay College of Charleston tuition and fees for the spring semester. The financial aid award will be sent to the student's CofC email once the student is admitted to the College of Charleston. A spring bill will be generated for the semester when the student registers for classes in December.

An offer of spring admission to the College of Charleston cannot be extended to students with an outstanding fall bill with Trident Technical College (TTC). 

If accommodations are needed for the spring semester, the student would provide documentation to the College of Charleston's Center for Disability Services. 

Check TTC and CofC Email:

TTC and College of Charleston communicate with students through the campus email account. Students should check both TTC and CofC email accounts frequently during the fall. The TTC email account will have messages related to financial aid, billing, and communication from TTC faculty.

The College of Charleston will send email messages to the CofC email account regarding orientation, convocation, student life opportunities, program progress and student success seminar.