VA Education Benefits: COVID-19
The university is returning to normal scheduling of courses for the Fall and Spring
If you are using Ch.33/Post 9-11 VA educational benefits or Ch.31/VR&E receiving the
Ch.33 rate of pay, remember that you must have at least one in-person course during
a semester or part-of-term in order to receive the resident student rate of pay.
We understand that COVID-19 may still dictate how you are personally able to attend
in the coming months. Please reach out to our office with your situation as needed.
50strong Career Readiness and Professional Development
UofSC has recently partnered with
50strong to provide you with weekly opportunities to connect diretly with leading military-seeking
employers that value your backgrounda and skills!
The series is sponsored by Amazon, ADP and TEKsystems and includes participation by
Military/Veteran initiative leaders at Boeing, Booz Allen Hamilton, Deloitte, Disney,
Johnson & Johnson, Lowe’s, Mayo Clinic, Microsoft, Northrop Grumman, Procter & Gamble,
Republic Services, Ricoh, U-Haul, USAA and Wells Fargo.
Sessions are every Thursday at 3EST/12PST, beginning Aug 27 through Dec 14.
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. Do you qualify?
Expand all Active-Duty Tuition Discount Veterans Choice Act - Tuition Exemption
Effective August 1, 2021, to be considered a 'qualified individual' the benefit user
(veteran or dependent) is no longer required to begin attendance within three of the
veteran's separation date. This goes into effect for Fall 2021. If you are new non-resident
student for Fall 2021, use the appropriate application below.
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.
Summer 2021 Application
Fall 2021 Application
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
“The University of South Carolina’s International MBA program stood out among other
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
Live in a Purple Heart City in a Great American Defense Community
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.