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, https://scdva.sc.gov/education 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 gibill@tcl.edu 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

Military & Veterans Navigator:

DeWayne Simmons
Veterans Resource Center Director
Phone: 843-525-8264
dsimmons@tcl.edu

VA School Certifying Official:

Jamella Taylor
VA School Certifying Official
Phone: 843-525-8340
gibill@tcl.edu

On Base:

Travis Newman
Veterans Admissions Counselor
tnewman@tcl.edu

Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island
Mondays & Wednesdays — 0900–1400
Phone: 843-228-2659

Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort
Tuesdays & Thursdays — 0900–1400
Phone: 843-228-7494