There is Absolutely Nothing Better Than Free Tuition!

South Carolina Free Tuition for Children of Certain War Veterans, Police Officers, Firemen, or Rescue Workers Application: Children of deceased or 100% disabled Veterans, who were killed or disabled during military service, can attend any SC State-supported institutions up until their 26th birthday and pay no tuition. Fees still apply.

  • Complete the Application: Applications are available inside the Veterans Resource Center (Building 12: MacLean Hall, Room 107 or Building 2: Coleman Hall, Room 142) or you can visit the website: * Please note: Both the student and veteran parent must be actual residents of the State of South Carolina to qualify for this benefit.
    • If you are transferring to TCL and have previously used this benefit, you will need to contact the South Carolina Department of Veterans Affairs to request a transfer letter at 803.647.2434.
  • Submit Your Application: Completed applications can be mailed or faxed to the South Carolina Division of Veterans Affairs

SC Division of Veterans Affairs
VA Regional Office
6437 Garners Ferry Road, Suite 1126
Columbia, SC 29209
803-647-2434 | Fax 803-647-2312

  • South Carolina Free Tuition Approval Letter: If approved, you will get a letter mailed from South Carolina’s Governor Office. Submit your South Carolina Free Tuition (SC Governor’s) Letter to the VA Certifying Official via email to or on-campus inside inside the Veterans Resource Center (Building 12: MacLean Hall, Room 107 or Building 2: Coleman Hall, Room 142) for processing purposes.



Director of Veteran Services
Christina Welsch-Copeland –
Bldg. 12, Room 107
Phone: 843-525-8264

As the campus is closed to students and visitors I will be working from the bases. Please contact me at my email above or on my cell phone — 317-366-8489 — at any time and I will be happy to help you at any point!

Military & Veterans Navigator / School Certifying Official
Jamella Taylor –
Monday thru Thursday – 0830-1730
Friday – 0830-1130
Bldg. 2, Room 142
Phone: 843-525-8340


Christina Welsch-Copeland –

Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island
Bldg. 923, Room 30
Phone: 843-228-2659

Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort
Bldg. 596, Room 107A
Phone: 843-228-7494