As a Chapter 33 recipient, if you have completed the VA Certification Request form for the term of registration, we will apply a tuition hold to your account. This hold will not affect any updates or changes to your student account. This safeguard is in place to prohibit the removal of your courses from your schedule until we receive tuition benefits from the VA.
We will begin applying tuition holds, initial certification of hours and certification of tuition/fees from the dates listed below up until we receive all VA Certification Request forms.
|Tuition Holds||Week of December 12, 2022|
|Initial Certification||Week of December 12, 2022|
|Certification of Tuition/Fees||Week of January 26, 2022|
Certification of Hours Only:
Your initial certification of hours to VA will only include the credit hours certified as approved hours to VA. This will allow you to be able to receive your stipend, book allowance, etc. earlier than usual. NOTE: If you receive correspondence from VA stating we have not certified your tuition/fees, it is because we only certify your hours initially.
Certification of Tuition/Fees (certifiable):
Our office will submit your tuition/fees amount to VA based on the chart listed below. Please note that if your percentage of entitlement is less than 100%, and if you do not have any additional funding on your account to cover the difference, you will be responsible for the difference.
VA Processing Time:
Based on past semesters, it takes the VA approximately 2-3 weeks to submit your tuition amount certified to our Cashier’s Office. Once received, please allow time for your payment to be processed. NOTE: Check your student bill/schedule for verification/receipt of VA payments.
We recommend you check your Student Bill and Schedule periodically for updates to your account. If you have questions concerning payment, contact the Cashier’s Office at 864-646-8282 option 2 or firstname.lastname@example.org
If Digital Content Fees appear on your student bill and schedule, these are not covered under VA. See list of approved fees certified with VA.
Enrollment Verification – Monthly Housing Allowance
Starting in the 2021-2022 school year (on or after December 17, 2021), all Post-9/11 GI Bill® students who receive Monthly Housing Allowance (MHA) and/or kicker payments are required to verify their enrollment to continue receiving their payments. Review to learn more about what enrollment verification is and how to do it on https://benefits.va.gov/gibill/docs/isaksonroe/1010_monthly_enrollment_toolkit.pdf or review on the FAQ section located on www.tctc.edu/veterans.
Verification of Credit Hours Submitted to VA for Certification
NOTE: This is normally submitted to VA no earlier than 30 days prior to the semester begin date but based on the VA Certification Request form being completed.
Verification of Chapter 33 Tuition Hold on Account
This tuition hold isn’t applied to the veterans account until the veteran submits the VA Certification Request form for the term of registration. Note: This hold does not prohibit you from making any changes on your account.
If you are eligible for Lottery and/or WINS Scholarship, please note that the amount listed for Lottery and WINS is deducted from the amount of tuition certified to VA.
Impact of Withdrawing from One or All Classes
Students who receive VA educational benefits must maintain satisfactory academic progress of 2.0 or higher. If the student withdraws and/or ceases to make satisfactory progress towards completion of their training objective, their educational benefits could be discontinued. When a student withdraws from classes, an overpayment (of the VA educational benefits) could also be created, and the student is responsible for paying money back to the Department of Veteran Affairs.
Housing and Dining Balance (Bridge Students Only)
New and Current Clemson Bridge students, your Clemson University Housing and Dining balance, along with any other fees not certified (Digital Course Content Fees, Exemption Fee, Registration Fee, Health Ed Deposit, Late Fees, or Penalty Fees) is due by the tuition due date listed on the Academic Calendar. Please review your student bill and schedule for your balance at MyTCTC.edu, then select My Bill/Schedule tile.
Online Payment Plan:
Chapter 33: To enroll in a payment plan, you will be REQUIRED to contact the Cashier’s Office 864-646-8282 Option 2.
Please review the certifiable/non-certifiable fees chart above to determine the payment for the fees that you will be financially responsible for unless you have other funds on your account that will cover these charges. Any uncovered tuition/fees are due by the tuition due date listed on the Academic Calendar.
Payments from 529 Plans or other College Savings Plans must be received in the Business Office by the tuition due date. Please order your funds early.
Mailing Address: Tri-County Technical College, Attn: Business Office, PO Box 587, Pendleton, SC 29670
Impact of Withdrawals
Students who receive VA educational benefits must maintain satisfactory academic progress of 2.0 or higher. If the student withdraws and/or ceases to make satisfactory progress towards completion of their training objective, their educational benefits could be discontinued. When a student withdraws from classes, and if the school has received a tuition payment from the VA, an overpayment (of the VA educational benefits) could also be created, and a debt owed by the school to the VA. Students who fall in this category will receive notification from the VA pertaining to the overpayment. The school will also receive a debt letter from the VA. The school will remove the funds from the student’s account and return them to the VA. The student is responsible for any balance due after the funds are removed.
Chapter 33 recipients Purchasing Books from TCTC Campus Store:
As a Chapter 33 recipient if you are receiving Federal funding (Pell Grant, Direct Stafford loans) and your percentage of entitlement is 100 % and you have completed the VA Certification Request form for the term of registration, you will be able to use the federal aid in the Campus Store. The federal funding amounts for which you are entitled will be listed on your student bill/schedule as pending.
NOTE: An email is sent to the veterans who meet these criteria prior to being able to purchase books from the Campus Store.
Please provide the Campus Store personnel with your name, and they will review the list for approval. If any questions, campus store personnel should contact a certifying official in the Registrar’s Office.
Charges in Bookstore
Students purchasing books and supplies on grants or scholarships are allowed to do so one week prior to the beginning of the semester, and during the first week of the semester.
GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government Website at gibill.va.gov®