The Veterans and Military Services team can help you navigate the unique experience
of balancing student and service life. We help address questions, assist with benefit
requirements and connect you to campus resources exclusively for veterans and military.
Services and Resources
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Expand all Active-Duty Tuition Discount Veterans Choice Act - Tuition Exemption
Effective May 6, 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 Summer 2021.
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.
Veterans In-State Tuition 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 In the News
Boeing supports UofSC's assistance to veterans through free legal clinic
When Navy veteran Brooks Herring needed help seeking custody of his son, he turned to the Veterans Legal Clinic at the University of South Carolina's School of Law.
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 background and skills!
Veterans and Military Center of Excellence
This center serves as the home for our veteran and military-affiliated student population, and enhances our overall ability to support this student population throughout their life cycle as a student at South Carolina.
Recognized as a "Best For Vets"
UofSC was recognized in Military Times "Best For Vets" rankings for 2021.
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 state's first Purple Heart City and part of a 2019 Great American Defense Community.
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Location:901 Sumter Street, Suite 105 Columbia, SC 29208 Map Hours: 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Phone: 803-777-5156 Submit an online request