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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!

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

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. The form can be accessed on DOR’s website at:

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.

Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Resources and Reporting

South Carolina Coalition Against Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault

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,

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.