Step 1: Before You Apply

Eligible Service members, veterans, and dependents must receive approval from an Educational Services Officer (ESO) or counselor within the Military Service before applying and enrolling. Follow the appropriate guidelines to apply and for using your branch of service educational benefits and status. 

CCTC maximizes the use of your educational benefits by offering in-state tuition to our Active Duty Service Members and their dependents stationed in South Carolina. Additionally, United States Air Force Active Duty Service Members and their dependents stationed at Shaw Air Force Base are eligible for additional reduced tuition. The Active Duty Service Member and their dependents must complete and submit the Military Active Duty Verification Form or the Military Dependent Verification Form. For more assistance, contact your Admissions Coordinator at 803-778-7812.

Honorably discharged Retired Veterans and their dependents who meet residency requirements are also eligible for instate tuition. Students who may be eligible for Veterans’ Affairs benefits should contact our VA representative at 803-778-7845 for more information.

Once you complete your education benefits requirements, submit your application for admissions.