SCC welcomes U.S. Military service members, veterans and their families!

For the past five years, SCC has been listed as a Military Friendly School by G.I. Jobs Magazine, ranking SCC in the top 15 percent of all colleges, universities and trade schools nationwide committed to the needs of military students. SCC’s Veterans Services consists of several resources for students who are veterans, and their spouses and dependents. An overview of these resources can be accessed at

Paying for College or Career Training

VA Benefits – Maneuvering through the G.I. Bill can be overwhelming.

If you are seeking a certificate or degree program, SCC’s Veteran
Affairs Office will walk you through the education benefits process.

Call (864) 592-4810 or visit

Veterans Scholarships Forever – Veterans and their spouses seeking non-credit career training that the G.I. Bill does not cover can apply for scholarship funds from the VSF Endowment. Call SCC Corporate & Community Education at (864) 592-4900 for details

SCC Support for Veterans

SCC’s Star Program – If you need assistance or to talk to someone about challenges you face, SCC has designated faculty and staff members across all campuses ready to help or just listen. They can provide you with the resources you need! Just look for the Green Zone Star next to their office doors.

Student Veterans of America (SVA) – SCC’s SVA chapter is a great way to make connections and build a support network with other students who are part of the military family. SVA is the “boots on the ground” that provides you with peer-to-peer support that aids in academic success and an easier transition from the military into campus life.

SC ACCELERATE – If you are interested in a manufacturing related program, the SC ACCELERATE grant office at SCC can provide guidance and assistance with a variety of student services to make the most of your SCC experience. Visit

Find out why SCC is the right choice for you

Take the first step towards achieving your college and career goals! Visit to complete an application online or apply in person at any SCC location. For admissions questions, call (864) 592-4800 or visit

Take a Campus Tour

Experience SCC first hand by scheduling a campus tour. Call (864) 592-4122 or register online at

Attend an Open House

Visit SCC during one of our open house events at an SCC campus in Spartanburg, Duncan, Gaffney or Union. Visit for a schedule of upcoming open house events.

Meet with a Recruiter

Overwhelmed or not sure where to begin? Contact Recruiting Services to get your questions answered and discuss your options.

Call (864) 592-4122 or email

Visit SCC Veteran Affairs

Visit Veteran Affairs in the financial aid office to learn more about your options for paying for college. Call (864) 592-4807 or email

SCC Veterans Services contact information:

SCC Recruiting Office
Student Veterans of America (SVA) Advisor
(864) 592-4800


Essential College and Career Resources for Veterans

GI Jobs: Your Guide to Post-Military Success
A wealth of resources for veterans who are just getting ready to return to college or enter the job market. Find information about veteran’s college benefits, occupations and salaries along with tips for interviewing, resume writing and job hunting.

Student Veterans of America
Support and resources for veterans attending college.
500 chapters nationwide.

Connects service members, families and veterans to a wide range of services and benefits from discounts and mentors to government benefits and scholarships.

My Next Move for Veterans
Research your next career and determine how your military experience translates into civilian employment.

GI Bill
Determine which veteran’s education benefit is right for you and apply online using their free application form.


Veteran’s Benefits Pay for College

Transitioning out of the military very often means transitioning into a new career. Veteran’s benefits such as the Post 9/11 GI Bill and the Montgomery GI Bill provide financial support for education for veterans for a variety of educational programs including two-year and four-year colleges.

•  The Montgomery GI Bill – For veterans who served before September 11, 2001.
•  The post 9/11 GI Bill – For most veterans who qualify, this is a more generous package of educational benefits that also includes a housing stipend.

Other GI education benefits:
•  Reserve Educational Assistance – For members of the Reserve components called or ordered to active duty in response to a war or national emergency.
•  Survivor and Dependents Assistance – Provides education and training opportunities to spouses, sons and daughters of certain veterans.

Other benefits:
South Carolina National Guard College Assistance Program (SCNG CAP)
The SCNG College Assistance Program will pay 100% of college tuition and fees at state supported institutions up to $4,500 per year, with a cap of $18,000 per service-member. Only those identified as critical need and in good standing are eligible.After the application is received, the service-member notifies the financial aid office of their eligibility, confirmation of eligibility is made with CHE and financial imbursement is made directly to the school by CHE. To determine eligibility, contact the Education Services Office at: 1 866.345.8400.or go to

Federal Tuition Assistance
The National Guard offers guardsmen several programs to support their education goals including up to 100% Tuition Assistance for college courses taken during off-duty hours. The Tuition Assistance (TA) program provides financial assistance for voluntary off-duty education programs in support of a Soldier’s professional and personal self-development goals. FTA eligibility is determined by the Army, not the Dept. of Veterans’ Affairs or Spartanburg Community College.Eligibility requirements have changed. For complete eligibility regulations, students should contact their unit or go to



Veterans, College and Career

There are over 21 million veterans in the U.S. today and (about
1.6 million are women).

43 percent of all military veterans attending college are enrolled in community colleges.

A higher percentage of male veterans go into management and professional careers (34.6%) than non-veterans (32.5%). This is even more true for female veterans (48.7%) compared to female non-veterans (39.6%).

The unemployment rate for veterans
May 2013
7.3 percent

May 2014
6.1 percent
Both male and female veterans have a higher median income than non-veterans.

Male veterans

Female veterans

Male non-veterans

Female non-veterans

47.1% of female veterans have some college

35.7% of male veterans have some college

31.7% of female veterans have a bachelor’s degree or higher

25.5% of male veterans have a bachelor’s degree or higher
Sources: US Census Bureau, “Profile America Facts for Features: Veterans Day 2013: Nov. 11”; “Profile of Veterans 2011,” US Dept of Veterans Affairs (prepared March 2013); and Bureau of Labor Statistics, June 2014