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Zero Tuition Program for Summer 2023

The Zero Tuition program for Summer 2023 is an institutional scholarship that will be applied to the account of eligible students and cover the balance of tuition after financial aid, scholarships and third-party payments have been applied. The Zero Tuition program is available for Summer 2023 to new, returning, and current students who meet eligibility requirements.


School of Advanced Manufacturing, Engineering, Business and Natural Resources

  • Advanced Manufacturing Technology
  • Advanced Welding Technologies
  • Automotive Technology
  • Commercial Refrigeration and Air Conditioning
  • Diesel Engine Technology
  • Machine Tool Operations
  • Machine Tool Technology
  • Mechatronics Technology
  • Mechatronics
  • Outboard Marine Technology
  • Residential/Commercial Electrical Technician
  • Residential HVAC Service Technician
  • Business
  • Accounting
  • Basic Business
  • Business Administration
  • Customer Service Specialist
  • Human Resources
  • Engineering Technologies & Golf and Sports Turf Management
  • Civil Engineering Technology
  • Construction Management Technology
  • Construction Management Technology - Transfer Path
  • Electronics Engineering Technology
  • Electrical Lineman Technician
  • General Engineering Technology
  • Golf & Sports Turf Management
  • Robotics Technology
  • Surveying
  • General Technology & Aviation Maintenance
  • General Technology
  • General Technology - Aviation Maintenance Career Path
  • Forestry & Wildlife
  • Forestry Management Technology
  • Forestry Management Technology - Wildlife Management Path

School of Nursing and Health Care Sciences

  • Dental Sciences
  • Dental Hygiene
  • Expanded Duty Dental Assisting
  • Emergency Medical Technology & Health Care Sciences
  • Emergency Medical Technology
  • Advanced Placement for Emergency Medical Technology
  • EMT - Basic
  • EMT - Paramedic
  • Fire Science
  • Medical Coding and Billing
  • Respiratory Care
  • Imaging Sciences
  • Computerized Axial Tomography
  • Diagnostic Medical Sonography
  • Radiologic Technology
  • Vascular Sonography
  • Nursing and Associated Health Care Sciences
  • Health Care
  • Nursing Assistant
  • Nursing - ADN
  • Advanced Placement for Nursing
  • Nursing - PN
  • Patient Care Medical Assistant
  • Phlebotomy
  • Personal Services
  • Cosmetology
  • Esthetics Technician
  • Massage Therapy
  • Physical Therapist Assistant / Occupational Therapy Assistant & Health Care Sciences
  • Medical Laboratory Technology
  • Occupational Therapy Assistant
  • Physical Therapist Assistant
  • Surgical Technology

School of Public Service, Teacher Education, and Computer Technology

  • Computer Technology, Digital Arts & Cybersecurity
  • Certified Cisco Networking Associate
  • Computer Technology, Programming
  • Cybersecurity (Certificate)
  • Cybersecurity (AAS Degree)
  • Digital Arts
  • Medical Administrative Assistant
  • Network Systems Management
  • Networking
  • Criminal Justice, Paralegal & Human Services
  • Criminal Justice Technology
  • Human Services
  • Paralegal
  • Paralegal Specialist
  • Police Pre-Academy Training
  • Teacher Education
  • Early Care and Education
  • Early Childhood Development
  • Teacher Education

International Culinary Institute of Myrtle Beach

  • Baking and Pastry Arts
  • Culinary Arts Technology
  • Kitchen and Food Preparation Techniques
  • Professional Cooking

To be eligible for the program for Summer 2023, a student must:

  • Be a South Carolina resident eligible to receive State aid (in accordance with  South Carolina Code of Laws #59-112-100 to #59-112-150 and the Commission on Higher Education Regulations Chapter 62)
  • Be enrolled in at least six (6) credit hours in a high-skill, high-demand program for academic credit
  • Have a cumulative institutional Grade Point Average of 2.0 
  • Complete the FAFSA and complete all required Financial Aid documents

NOT eligible for the Zero Tuition program

  • Academic program: Associate in Arts and Associate in Science majors
    • Associate in Science, Health Science majors are eligible 
  • Students who are on financial aid suspension and do not have a cumulative institutional GPA of at least a 2.0
  • Students who are not eligible for state aid. (Examples include: DACA students, students with unknown residency status, Out-of-State students, International students, and Transient/Visiting students)
  • Students with a Federal overpayment or defaulted on a federal student loan
  • Students who are enrolled in fewer than 6 credit hours
  • Students who have tuition and fees already covered by grant aid, other academic scholarships, and third-party payments
  • Workforce development courses (non-credit)

PACE/Dual Enrollment students are eligible for Lottery Tuition Assistance and Technical Scholars are eligible for other awards, but neither are eligible for Zero Tuition.

  • All tuition costs that calculate within the registration process such as college-wide fees (Examples include: technology fee and enrollment fee). Course and major-specific fees that calculate during the registration process will be covered for eligible students.
  • Textbooks, supplies, background checks and/or drug screens (if required) and other program specific fees and costs will not be included.

New Students

Current Students

  • Register for Summer 2023 classes. 
  • Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). All required forms and documents must be submitted and completed. HGTC’s school code is 004925
  • Log in to the myHGTC portal to review your Financial Aid Requirements and ensure that your financial aid file is complete. 

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