Military Residency Requirements

Active Duty, Stations in South Carolina

Active Duty military personnel and their dependents are eligible to pay in-state tuition if they are stationed in South Carolina. Once approved, they remain eligible as long as they remain continuously enrolled (fall and spring terms). Students are ineligible for South Carolina state scholarships.

To apply: Submit the military application and attach military orders showing active duty in South Carolina. Dependent students must also submit a copy of their parents’ most recently filed federal taxes showing the student being claimed as a dependent.    

Active Duty Stationed Outside of South Carolina

Active duty military personnel and their dependents are eligible to pay in-state tuition if they are South Carolina residents but stationed elsewhere. They must have maintained South Carolina as their home of record on all military records. Students are eligible for consideration for South Carolina state scholarships.

To apply: Submit the military application and attach your Leave and Earning Statement (L&E) and two most recent years of South Carolina state taxes. Dependent students must also submit a copy of their parents’ most recently filed federal taxes showing the student being claimed as a dependent.   

Choice Act

Veterans, active duty military, and their dependents may be eligible to pay in-state tuition if they are using Chapter 30, 31 or 33 benefits. 

No application is necessary. We will automatically award a waiver to any student using Chapters 30, 31, or 33 who are residing in SC, including living in the residence halls on campus.

Please note that students who receive a waiver under this provision will lose eligibility for nonresident scholarships, waivers and grants.