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: https://scdva.sc.gov/sites/default/files/Documents/Images/TuitionAssistanceApplication-Fillable-VA.pdf. * 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 gibill@tcl.edu 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.

Need Help

Military & Veterans Navigator / VA School Certifying Official:

Jamella Taylor
Military & Veterans Navigator / VA School Certifying Official
Phone: 843-525-8340
gibill@tcl.edu

On Base:

Jeff Bosley
jbosley@tcl.edu

Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island
Mondays & Wednesdays — 1100–1500
Phone: 843-228-2659

Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort
Tuesdays & Thursdays — 1100–1500
Phone: 843-228-7494