VA Education Benefits: COVID-19
For those using Post 9/11-Ch.33 or being paid the Post 9/11 rate under VR&E-Ch.31,
we are closely monitoring courses that have been transitioned to online delivery.
If you have signed up for a class that has transitioned to online delivery, it will
still be considered 'in-person' for the purposes of your Monthly Housing Allowance
(MHA). For all other benefit types, your pay will remain the same as your benefit rate
does not vary with course delivery method.
If you need to withdraw or have had to withdraw from coursework due to the impact
of COVID-19, complete the VA COVID-19 Withdrawal Form.
We are continuing to monitor guidiance from the VA and remain in contact with our
local resources. As any updates become available we will share them as soon as possible.
For more information related to VA Education Benefits and COVID-19, see the VA's Education Benefits FAQ's. As always, let us know as you have any questions.
A Military-Friendly University
A bronze-level Military-Friendly School and the 59th Best College for Veterans, South Carolina has the academics, on-campus services and career support to help
you realize your academic and career ambitions.
Active-Duty Tuition Discount
If you are an undergraduate student serving on active duty, a member of the National
Guard or a reservist, you qualify for a tuition discount.
Complete Verification of Military Service Form
Verify Your Residency
According to SC Code of Laws Section 59-112-50, veterans (and dependents) who are
enrolled at S.C. 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.
Verify Your Residency
Order Changes for Current Students
Expand all Students Placed on Active Duty
If you've recently received deployment orders as an active-duty service member, reservist
or member of the National Guard and will miss a major semester, refer to Withdrawal of Students Called to Active Military Service (ACAF 3.05) for details about the complete withdrawal procedure. The admissions office will keep
informed of any upcoming deadlines based upon your indicated semester of return. Readmission after Active Duty
Students who must report for active duty while enrolled in a term or semester at the
University of South Carolina are subject to established academic regulations when
returning, but will be given every consideration for readmission in the same academic
status as at the time of the withdrawal.
If an undergraduate student fully withdraws and remains absent for more than one major
full semester, the student must apply for readmission with waiver of any application
Graduate students who have been called to active military duty, or reassignment of
duty, and do not return within four terms following their withdrawal semester should
contact their academic unit regarding specific procedures for continuing their graduate
Students seeking readmission should refer to the procedures for readmission of former
students as stated in the Undergraduate Studies Bulletin.
Complete the Notification of Active Duty form
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top schools due to their globally focused curriculum, language instruction and, most
notably, international marketplace immersion. After doing my research, I knew the
Moore School was the best fit for me.”
Andrew Kirkland, U.S. Army, International MBA '19
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One of the state's largest military populations is found in the Midlands area. The
Purple Heart City and part of a 2019 Great American Defense Community, Columbia is home to the U.S. Army’s largest training base at Fort Jackson, the South
Carolina National Guard and McEntire Joint National Guard Base, Department of Defense
contractors, military retirees and veterans, and the U.S. Army Reserve.