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Veteran and Military Residency

South Carolina legislation allows for qualifying Veterans, Active Duty, National Guard, Reservists, and dependents to be entitled to pay in-state tuition and fee rates without regard to the length of time the covered individual has resided in SC. 

The Legal Explanation 

According to SC Code of Laws Section 59-112-50, veterans (and their dependents) who are enrolled at SC public institutions of higher education and receive education assistance under Chapter 30 or Chapter 33, Title 38 of the U. S. Code are entitled to pay in-state tuition and fees without regard to the length of time the covered individual has resided in this State.

For a child dependent whose parent is on active duty outside of South Carolina, that student must be receiving education assistance under Chapter 33, Title 38 of the U. S. Code to be entitled to pay the in-state rate. Once the education assistance has been exhausted, their tuition and fees will be updated to reflect out-of-state. Unless, the student has become independent and can claim South Carolina residency on their own. 

Covered Individuals

  1.   A veteran who served ninety days or longer on active duty in the Uniformed Service of the United States, their respective Reserve forces, or the National Guard and who enrolls within three years of discharge;
  2.  a person who is entitled to and receiving assistance under Section 3319, Title 38 of the United States Code by virtue of the person's relationship to the veteran described in subitem (a) who enrolls within three years of the veteran's discharge;
  3.  a person using transferred benefits under Section 3319, Title 38 of the United States Code while the transferor is on active duty in the Uniformed Service of the United States, their respective Reserve forces, or the National Guard; 
  4.  a person who is entitled to and receiving assistance under Section 3311(b)(9), Title 38 of the United States Code.

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