ORANGEBURG, S.C. — Orangeburg-Calhoun Technical College student Mondrae Fields says his dream of becoming an anesthesiologist is one step closer after OC Tech announced it is offering free tuition for students.
"I have time to invest in my education more," Fields said. "I can buy things that I need, like stethoscopes or a lab kit."
"The free tuition comes in the form of those students who qualify for PELL; that's where those funds are applied first," explained Dr. Walt Tobin, OC Tech's president. "We have three scholarships funded by the state: lottery tuition assistance, workforce scholarships and grants, and SC Wins are used to offset the tuition for those students."
To be eligible for the free tuition, you must:
- Be a South Carolina resident;
- Have a 2.0 GPA;
- Take six credit hours;
- Be in the career and technical programs; and
- Apply by August 12th.