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The Palmetto Fellows Scholarship early application deadline is April 15 at 5 p.m. No applications will be accepted after this time.

Student Resources

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We have compiled a number of student resources for your convenience. Please contact us if you can't find what you are looking for!

College Transfer Information

Please visit the South Carolina Transfer and Articulation Center (SC TRAC).

Military Veterans and GI Bill Beneficiaries

Please visit our Military and Veterans Page

Is the degree you want not offered by any South Carolina institution? 

You may be able to enroll in select out-of-state programs at in-state cost, through arrangement by the Southern Regional Education Board (SREB):

Academic Common Market: Out of state college programs that offer SC in-state tuition rates

Regional Compact Program: Optometry and Veterinary Medicine

Requesting Education Verification and Transcripts from Closed Institutions

Education Verification and Transcript Request from Closed Institutions FAQ and Procedures (PDF)

South Carolina Income Tax Credit for Tuition

South Carolina Act 40 of 2017 increased the amount of the income tax credit for tuition at both two- and four-year institutions for tax years beginning after 2017. South Carolina Code Section 12-6-3385, as amended, provides that students attending public or independent institutions of higher education in South Carolina are allowed a refundable individual income tax credit equal to fifty percent tuition paid, not to exceed $1,500, during that taxable year. The South Carolina Department of Revenue (DOR) generates the tax form students may use to determine eligibility and apply for the credit.

For additional information, see "South Carolina Income Tax Credit for Tuition (February 2023)" (PDF) or download the form on the DOR website at: https://dor.sc.gov/forms-site/Forms/I319_2022.pdf 

Student Complaint Procedures and Form

CHE responds to formal complaints from students against public, independent non-profit and proprietary institutions of higher education in South Carolina. However, the Commission has limited authority over public and non-profit independent colleges and universities and cannot offer legal advice or initiate court proceedings. The Commission may not review student complaints in the following situations:

  • The complainant has retained legal counsel or legal action.
  • The complaint is related to course grades, academic sanctions, or discipline/conduct matters unless the student can prove that the institution did not comply with its policies and procedures for appeal.
  • Another governmental agency has a process or jurisdiction to mediate the complaint.
  • The complaint was submitted to the Commission anonymously

For more information or to file a complaint, download the Complaint Procedures and Complaint Form (PDF)

Scholarship Appeals

CHE Scholarship Appeals Page

SC Residency Requirements for In-State Tuition

Visit our Residency Information Page

Returning to College / Readmit

Visit our Return to College / Readmit Information Page

Student Organization Misconduct Reports (Tucker Hipps Transparency Act)

As mandated by the Tucker Hipps Transparency act, public college and universities are required to maintain a publicly-posted list of conduct violations within student organizations. Visit our Student Organization Misconduct Transparency / Tucker Hipps Transparency Act Page for more information.

Relationship Violence and Sexual Assault Resources and Reporting

There are many resources available for college students who are experiencing relationship violence, who've been victims of sexual assault, and who want to learn how to prevent violence in their lives and in the lives of those they care about.

If you are experiencing an emergency and need help, please call 911.


Access Resources to Prevent and End Sexual Violence:

In 2020, the South Carolina Coalition Against Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault (SCCADVASA) created a comprehensive prevention website for teens and college students, parents, educators and community partners to promote healthy relationships and provide strategies to help prevent sexual violence.

Visit www.LevelUpForChange.org to find resources and information.


Get Confidential Help:

24/7 help is available through SCCADVASA's 22 independently operated 501(c)(3) non-profit member organizations. These organizations provide confidential, direct services to survivors of domestic violence, relationship violence, and/or sexual assault.

Click here to access an interactive map to locate your local service provider.


On-Campus Support:

If you are a college student looking for on-campus support or resources, we encourage you to contact your campus Title IX/prevention office or counseling services. If you are in need of additional assistance, please reach out to any of SCCADVASA member organizations or utilize one of the free national hotlines below.


For confidential support outside of South Carolina, please contact any of the below national hotlines.

  • Rape Abuse and Incest National Network (RAINN): 800-656-HOPE (4673) or contact their live chat through their website
  • Love is Respect: Text LOVEIS to 22522 or 1-866-331-9474 or contact their live chat through their website
  • National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-SAFE (7233), TTY: 1-800-787-3224 or contact their live chat through their website
Campus Safety Resources

South Carolina Campus Law Enforcement Association

The Higher Education Center for Alcohol and Drug Prevention

International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators

The Clery Center

The Jed Foundation

CHE Campus Safety Point of Contact: Dr. Karen Woodfaulk, Director, Student Services
(803) 737-2244,kwoodfaulk@che.sc.gov

Is This a Good School? 

Check out our "Is This a Good School" brochure to learn strategies to help you evaluate the quality of postsecondary educational programs and schools.


CONSUMER ALERT: All higher education institutions operating in South Carolina must be licensed by the CHE. You can view our current list of institutions not licensed by the CHE on our Licensing Page. 

Beware of educational opportunities that sound too good to be true.

 

 

South Carolina Commission on Higher Education

1122 Lady St. Suite 400

Columbia, SC 29201

803-737-2260