The student must first apply to the College at tctc.edu, complete the application online and must be accepted into a program of study and registered for classes before he or she can be certified.
The student should also provide a copy of the appropriate documentation based on their chapter type:
Additional documentation may be needed in the case of "Kickers" or to document activations or mobilizations.
Chapter 33 Post 9/11
Chapters 30, 31, 35, 1606 and 1607
Frequently Asked Questions
SC Free Tuition
For Children of Veterans, Firemen, Law-enforcement Officers, Government Employees Totally Disabled or Killed in the Line of Duty, based on the Code of Laws of South Carolina, Article 5 Section 59-111, Tri-County Technical College offers tuition-free courses, undergraduate courses or curriculum, paid for a period not exceeding four years, regardless of the number of state-supported colleges, universities, or state-supported vocational or technical schools the child attends.
To determine if you meet requirements contact the state office at 803-647-2435.
Federal Tuition Assistance (TA)
NGCAP Scholarship (National Guard College Assistance Program)
Additional Outside Resources Available for Veterans
To change a program of study (major):
Current enrolled students should go to TC Central, located on the Pendleton campus and speak with a Student Success Coach.
A student transferring to Tri-County Technical College should complete a "Request for Change of Program or Place of Training" Form (22-1995 for the veteran or service member or 22-5495 if an eligible dependent) online at https://benefits.va.gov/gibill/.
In 1976, Congress amended the GI Bill® in such a way as to encourage veterans to move toward the attainment of educational career goals. The law now provides that no payment will be made to an eligible veteran for auditing a course or for taking a course in which the grade assigned is not used in computing graduation requirements.
To comply with this law, the following rules apply to veterans or other individuals who receive veterans' benefits:
Each veteran certified for benefits in a traditional college program at an institution of higher learning will have an evaluation of academic progress at the end of each term. This will be determined according to the College's Determination of Academic Progress as defined in this Catalog under Academic Information.
In order to meet Veterans Affairs (VA) certification requirements for off-campus courses, such as courses offered via the Internet or other modes of distance learning, the College acknowledges that these courses are part of the College's approved curriculum, are directly supervised by the College, are measured in the same unit as other courses, are required for graduation, and are part of a program of study approved by the South Carolina Commission on Higher Education (state approving agency).
The College requires that the faculty teaching these courses use a grading system similar to the grading system used in on-campus courses and include statements in the course syllabus that indicate that appropriate assignments are needed for the completion of the course and that the student is expected to demonstrate, at least once a week, active involvement in the class.
TC Central, Ruby Hicks
Phone - (864) 646-8282 Opt 1
Email - firstname.lastname@example.org (Please put VA in the subject line)
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®
If you have suggestions or concerns about your Veteran experience at Tri-County Technical College, please submit your message to our VA suggestion box below: