Military Students

Winthrop University values our student veterans and the valuable contributions and perspectives they make to our classrooms. We offer a variety of dedicated services to support the success of our student veterans which is illustrated by our rank of #17 Best College for Veterans for 2018 by U.S. News & World Report among Southern Regional Universities.

Military Services

Winthrop University offers a variety of resources for our student veterans, including:

  • Student Veteran Lounge: Located in the garden-level of Bancroft Hall and accessible by ID card only
  • Student Veterans of Winthrop University organization
  • Purple Heart Parking
  • Review of Joint Service Transcripts and Community College of Air Force Transcripts

Winthrop also offers military and veteran students support throughout their Winthrop career through our Military, Adult, and Transfer Services (MATS) office. The MATS staff is available to answer questions, provide referrals to on- and off-campus resources, and assist with the resources listed above. More information on our Military, Adult, and Transfer Services can be found here.

In-State Tuition for Approved Students

The Yellow Ribbon Program

Winthrop University is proud to participate in the Yellow Ribbon Program. The Yellow Ribbon Program allows approved institutions of higher learning and the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to contribute tuition and fee expenses that exceed the established thresholds under the Post 9/11 GI Bill.

For 2017-18, Winthrop’s maximum contribution is $7,500 per student per year, and the VA will match this amount. This program is available on a first-come, first-served basis to the first 20 eligible undergraduate and 5 eligible graduate students per year. To receive Yellow Ribbon funds, the student has to be eligible for the Post 9/11 GI Bill at the 100% level, not be on active duty (or using the transferred entitlement of an active-duty spouse) and be an out-of-state resident.

For more information about the Yellow Ribbon Program, click here.

ACT11 and Policy 702

A new bill has been implemented that requires universities to charge qualifying individuals in-state tuition regardless of residency status. For more information please visit the VA.gov website regarding covered individuals.

To Qualify:

A student who is receiving Ch. 33 Post 9/11 or Ch. 30 Montgomery GI Bill Educational Benefits, has separated from the military within three years of beginning at the University, and are living in South Carolina.

A student who is receiving Ch. 33 Post 9/11 Transfer of Entitlement benefits, whose parent/guardian/spouse is either ACTIVE or has been released from the military in the PAST 3 YEARS, and is living in South Carolina.

Veteran's Affairs Resources

VA Educational Benefits

Winthrop University honors the following educational benefits for student veterans and their dependents:

  • Ch.30 Montgomery GI Bill
  • Ch. 31 Vocational Rehabilitation
  • Ch. 33 Post 911 GI Bill
  • Ch. 33 Post 911 GI Bill Transferred to Dependents
  • Ch. 35 Dependents Educational Assistance
  • Ch. 1606 Montgomery GI Bill for Selected Reserve
  • Tuition Assistance (TA) for Airforce and Army

NOTE: Tuition Assistance is not a VA Benefit. If you are active military and plan on applying for tuition assistance, please contact both the Veterans Benefits Coordinator and Student Financial Services for additional information.

Make the transition into a successful civilian career with an online graduate degree from Winthrop University. If you would like more information on one of our online graduate programs, contact a program manager toll-free at 833/ 257-1704 or request more information today!