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. For further assistance, please contact the South Carolina Department of Veterans Affairs at 803-960-8327.

  • Complete the Application: Please visit the South Carolina Department of Veterans’ Affairs website via this link, to complete the online application:. *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.
  • South Carolina Free Tuition Approval Letter: If approved, you will get a letter mailed from the South Carolina’s Governor Office. Please submit your South Carolina Free Tuition (SC Governor’s) Letter to our Office of Veterans Affairs via email to for processing purposes. Our Office of Financial Aid will post the award on your Self-Service account, once you are registered for classes

Need Help?

Christina Schatzle
Director of Military and Veteran Programs
Phone: 843-525-8358

VA School Certifying Official:

On Base:

Travis Newman
Veterans Enrollment Counselor

Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island
Mondays — 0900–1300
Phone: 843-228-2659

Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort
Tuesdays & Thursdays — 0900–1300
Phone: 843-228-7494