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Gamecock Gateway

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Students in the Gamecock Gateway program experience twice the value. Gain access to living and learning resources from both MTC and USC ... all for the price of one!

Pay Your Bill

All tuition and fees for Gamecock Gateway students are consolidated, and must be paid through your MyMTC account.

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Financial Aid

For many students, financial aid is the most effective way to gain access to an affordable college education. All Gamecock Gateway students apply for financial aid through Midlands Technical College. 

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Tuition and Fees

Tuition and fees can vary depending on residency and total credit hours.

The below table includes the estimated college expenses in Gamecock Gateway. Remember, this is the general “sticker price” of attending Gamecock Gateway, and it does not take into account your potential financial aid and scholarship awards.

The below numbers reflect the 2024-2025 approved tuition and fees for both Midlands Technical College and the University of South Carolina. 

Estimated Expenses In Area Students (Richland, Lexington, Fairfield Counties) In State, but Out of Area Students Notes
Midlands Technical College Tuition and Fees $8,000 $9,500 1
 Bates House Fee  $6,950 $6,950 2, 3
 Meal Plan $5,462 $5,462 4
Gamecock Gateway Program Fee $3,957 $3,957 5,6
TOTAL $24,369 $25,869  


  1. Midlands Technical College tuition and fees reflect 2024-2025 rates for reference. 2024-2025 tuition rates provided above are based on a 15-credit hour load. Additional credit hours above 15 will require additional tuition and fees. Access the most current MTC Tuition and Fees information online.
  2. All Gamecock Gateway students are required to live on-campus during the duration of their time enrolled in the program. Students will be assigned to live in Bates House unless accommodations approved by the Student Disability Resource Center cannot be met in that space. Students who live in halls other than Bates House will be charged the base rate of Bates House room fees to their MTC account and the difference in cost will be due to their USC account. For rates of other residence halls check University Housing.
  3. Fall housing fees include one-time application and enrollment fees. The Gamecock Gateway deposit of $750 is required for fall upon invitation and applies as an advanced payment toward the housing fee for fall. If student received a waiver for the deposit the price of fall housing will reflect this additional charge.
  4. This estimate is based upon the required all-access meal PLUS plan with $250  meal plan dollars. Additional plans are available.
  5. Gamecock Gateway Program Fees include all applicable undergraduate student non-academic fees, required Columbia student fees, and additional transportation and staffing fees to support program operations. 
  6. Gamecock Gateway students are not subject to the student health insurance fee or waiver process during their time in the program since they are not yet fully enrolled undergraduate students. 
Gamecock Gateway is typically reserved for students with in-state status in South Carolina. In the case that a student does not qualify, here is a fee breakdown from 2024-2025. 
  Out of State Students
MTC Tuition & Fees $20,000
Gamecock Gateway Program Fees  $4,593
Housing Fee $6,950
Meal Plan $5,462
Estimated Total Cost  $37,005

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