Free Tuition for Fall 2021

We are thrilled to announce that the first 500* students will receive up to a $2,813 tuition credit for the fall semester. We are excited for this opportunity to help you realize your educational goals.

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FREE Tuition


The first 500 new, current and returning students are eligible for the tuition relief scholarship. SC residents will receive a 100% reduction in tuition. Out of state students will receive up to a $2,813 scholarship, equal to the cost of in-state tuition, toward tuition costs. 


Fall 2021 Semester (All 16, 12 & 8 week sessions)


At Denmark Technical College, it is our mission to engage, educate, and empower students. In the face of the COVID-19 global pandemic, students have faced unprecedented challenges. We are determined not to allow financial barriers to stand in the way of the citizens of our community achieving their academic and career goals. 


Apply HERE and then fill out your FAFSA HERE. Once your admission has been confirmed and you are enrolled, your bill will reflect a tuition relief scholarship credit up to $2,813 if you are one of the first 500 students to enroll. The credit will be for the remaining amount of tuition due after other grants and scholarships you have received have been applied. 


The Denmark Technical College Tuition Relief Scholarship offers the first  first 500 new, current, and returning students up to $2,813 in tuition relief for the fall 2021 semester. DTC is offering this program to help students and the community overcome the devastating impact of the of the COVID-19 pandemic. Our hope is that this program offers students who otherwise may not have been able to continue in school at this point the opportunity to set new goals and realize an impactful future, right here in Bamberg, Allendale and Barnwell counties. 

 The first 500 new, current, and returning students at DTC are eligible. This includes full-time and part time students, in-state, out-of-state and international students, returning students, new students and students who have taken a break and are returning to school. 

Once you have been accepted by the Office of Admissions and Recruitment and have completed all requirements related to the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), and have been registered for fall semester classes, a representative from the Office of the President will contact you to let you know you are one of the 500 scholarship recipients. 

Yes. The Denmark Technical College Tuition relief Scholarship is intended to be a last dollar scholarship, meaning the funds cover tuition after all other grants and scholarships have been awarded, covering the gap between the cost and what is not covered by other grants and scholarships. 

In-state students who receive the scholarship will not have to take student loans to cover tuition for fall of 2021. They can choose to take student loans to cover other educational costs such as fees, books and living expenses. However, we recommend students take only what they need in loans as to minimize their debt upon graduation.  Out-of-state students who receive the scholarship may have to take out a loan to cover the out-of-state tuition cost as the in-state portion will be covered.

No, but you do need to register for classes,  have completed your 2021-2022 FAFSA and been awarded. The first 500 students to register for classes will receive the scholarship, so make sure apply today for new students or register for fall semester classes for current students right away to qualify.

No. The scholarship is specifically for tuition costs. 

No. The scholarship only covers credit-based courses. However, we do have scholarships available for continuing education courses.

No, but if you are struggling to cover past balances incurred since March 2020, please contact the Business Office/Fiscal Affairs at 803.793.5250. Assistance may be available. 

 Yes. Students perusing a subsequent degree, certificate, or diploma can receive the scholarship

Denmark Technical College will use a combination of available funds to provide the scholarships to students including South Carolina lottery funds, SC Wins, workforce scholarships,  donated funds and alumni scholarships. 

 Partially. Out of state students will receive a $2,813 scholarship, the amount of in-state tuition, and will be responsible for the difference not covered by the scholarship

No. This scholarship is specifically for fall of 2021. We hope to offer similar opportunities in the future, but that has not yet been determined.  

Maybe. We have set aside enough funding to cover at least 500 students. However, if funding is not depleted, we will continue to offer the scholarship to students beyond the 500. 

No. The scholarship just covers the amount you owe in tuition after other grants and scholarships have been exhausted. 

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