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.
Effective August 1st, 2022, non-resident students who are receiving Chapter 35 Dependents
Educational Assistance and reside in South Carolina while attending classes are entitled
to pay in-state tuition and fees.
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, Chapter 31 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