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Air Force Tuition Assistance

The Air Force will pay 100% of your in-state tuition at USC Sumter and many fees as long as you are pursuing a higher level degree than you already have (up to a Master's degree). For example, if you are working towards your Community College of the Air Force (CCAF) degree, you can use tuition assistance to complete that degree. Once you have completed the CCAF degree and you can show that the course work that you are taking will meet degree requirements for a bachelor's degree, you can use tuition assistance. You cannot use tuition assistance to repeat courses previously taken. And, you must reimburse tuition assistance for any courses that you receive a grade of "F" or for withdrawals that are not duty or family related.


Veteran's Benefits

Eligibility for veteran's benefits depends upon the time frame you entered the service and whether you enrolled in the program. For further information, visit the Veteran's Affairs website. This site can be a great asset to veteran, reservists, dependents, school officials, and other professionals interested in VA education benefit programs.


Air Force Aid Society Financial Programs

For further information, contact your local Family Support Center.


Federal Student Aid Programs

These programs include the Pell Grant, Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (SEOG), Stafford Loan, Perkins Loan, Parents Loan for Undergraduate Students (PLUS), and College Work-Study. For further information, visit the USC Sumter Financial Aid website.



USC Sumter awards over 80 scholarships annually. These scholarships are awarded based on many factors to include previous academic achievement. (These scholarships are not based on financial need.) The funds are provided by generous donors to include individuals, businesses, and foundations. To find out more information on USC Sumter scholarships visit the scholarships website.

There are many other types of scholarships available. They may include scholarships offered through your place of employment, churches, financial institutions such as credit unions, special scholarships for certain ethnic groups, fields of study, or regions of the country. To find out more information on these types of scholarships visit your local base or community library, financial aid office at the school you will be attending, or search the Internet. USC Sumter's Financial Aid Office is happy to assist you. Visit the USC Sumter Financial Aid homepage.