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University of South Carolina - Columbia Veteran Services & Resources

1,609 GI Bill® Students**
1 Complaints to the VA
TRUE Credit for Military Training

Is University of South Carolina - Columbia a Good School for Veterans?

As someone with prior military experience, it's a good idea to check how well the school services veterans before signing those admission papers. That's why we've put together this report that gives you the facts about University of South Carolina - Columbia veteran students. If you're looking for information related to military tuition assistance such as the GI Bill® or Yellow Ribbon Program, go to the following page: University of South Carolina - Columbia GI Bill® Information

Info in This Veterans Report on UofSC:

How Does UofSC Rank for Veterans?

University of South Carolina - Columbia was not ranked on the <nil> [Best Schools for Veterans list[(/rankings/veterans). This usually means that not enough data related to veterans was available.

How Many Veterans Go to UofSC?

Colleges with a large veteran population are better equipped to support and accommodate those who have had military experience.

According to the VA, there are 1,609 GI Bill® students at UofSC. Around 4.54% of students at the school are using the GI Bill® since the total enrollment at UofSC is 35,470. Putting that into perspective, the Student Veterans of America estimates that about three-four percent of all college students in America are veterans.

This number includes all chapters of the GI Bill®, e.g. Post-9/11, Montgomery GI Bill® and Reserve Education Assistance Program. It also includes Veteran Readiness and Employment. This does not include active-duty military personnel who are attending the college via Tuition Assistance. Therefore, the potential total military population could be larger than this.

Federal Veteran Programs at UofSC

University of South Carolina - Columbia participates in the following federal programs for vets.

Federal Program Participation
Principles of Excellence Yes
DOD Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) Yes
Eight Keys Yes

What does this mean to me? Below you can view the specific commitments this school has made by participating in individual programs.

Career and Vocational Support
Accommodate Military Service Members and Reservists absent due to service requirements.
Align institutional refund policies with those under Title IV, which governs the administration of federal student financial aid programs.
Regionally or Nationally Accredited - view all accreditations
Provide information that increases accountability and transparency.
Participate in the Military Voluntary Education Review (MVER)
Benefits Support
Ensure accreditation of all new programs prior to enrolling students.
Will not use fraudulent or aggressive recruiting techniques and misrepresentations.
Provide students with a personalized form covering the total cost of an education program.
Counseling Support
Designate a point of contact to provide academic and financial advice.
Provide educational plans for all military and veteran education beneficiaries.
Referrals to community organizations as needed.

University of South Carolina - Columbia does have a student veterans group.

Does UofSC Give Credit for Military Training?

Implied No Credit for Life Experience
YES Credit for Military Training
At this time, UofSC does not offer college credit for life experience.

If you have specialized military training, UofSC may take that into consideration and grant college credit for that. Contact the school to find out more about the particulars.

UofSC Reserve Officer Training Corp (ROTC)

Yes Air Force ROTC
Yes Army ROTC
Yes Navy ROTC
Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) programs are available at UofSC for the following armed services:

Complaints to the VA About UofSC

There have been 1 complaints registered to the VA for UofSC.The reasons for these complaints are summarized in the table below.You should note that the numbers used to classify complaints may not sum up to the total number, since one complaint could be for more reasons than one.

Complaint Type Number of Complaints
Financial Issues 1
Quality of Education 0
Refund Issues 0
Recruiting/Marketing Practices 0
Acceditation 0
Change in Degree Requirements 0
Student Loans 0
Grade Policy 0
Credit Transfers 0
Post-Graduation Job Opportunities 0
Release of Transcripts 0
Other 0

Notes and References

More about our data sources and methodologies.

**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 http://www.benefits.va.gov/gibil.

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