York Technical College would like to see every student begin classes with tuition, books, and fees paid and ready to learn. Many of the questions you may have about the Financial Aid process—how to get started, what to expect, and how York Tech can help you—are answered here. Please read through the information on this page carefully.

It is important you begin the process early, starting with your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The application process can take four to six weeks to complete. A late start could mean your financial award will not be ready by the tuition payment deadline, which is typically two to three weeks before classes to begin. In that case, we would require you to enter into a payment plan until your financial aid has been processed.

Financial Aid Office
Student Services Building (J)
Mon - Thurs: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Fri: 8 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
*An appointment is not required, but is encouraged
Phone: (803) 327-8008
Fax: (803) 981-7278

Steps to Apply for Financial Aid

1. Complete Your FAFSA 

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is available online from the U.S. Department of Education beginning October 1 of each year. The FAFSA website will ask questions about your family’s income and assets to determine an Expected Family Contribution, or EFC. York Tech then compares your family’s EFC with the total cost to attend to determine the amount of your Financial Aid package. The program then attempts to fill all or part of the gap between your family’s EFC and the total cost. You need to apply only once each school year. For those without a computer at home, computers are available in the Financial Aid Office or in York Tech’s computer lab for use in filling out your FAFSA.

2. Review and Finalize Your Awards 

  • Submit missing documents as soon as possible.

  • Receive and review your Financial Aid package from York Tech. Awards are posted in Navigate and an award notification is sent to your email address.

 3. Accept Your Financial Aid - You must accept your awards in Navigate on or before the payment deadline for the amounts to be posted to your account toward payment of tuition and fees. You must pay any balance due in the Business Office before the payment deadline to hold your class schedule. 

FAFSA Deadlines

For the 2022-2023 Academic Year, online applications must submitted by midnight Central Time, June 30, 2023.  Any corrections or updates must be submitted by midnight Central Time, September 9, 2023.



Complete your FAFSA

Take the first step in applying for Financial Aid by submitting a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). If you have any questions, contact the Financial Aid Office.

South Carolina state aid certifications for LIFE Scholarship and SC Need Based Grant must be submitted by midnight Eastern Time, June 30, 2023.

Data Retrieval Tool

This tool will give applicants who apply through FAFSA on the web the ability to request/retrieve their income/tax data info from the IRS directly into their FAFSA.