Waiver of Tuition for Non-Degree Seeking Residents Sixty Years of Age
Per Article 5, Section 59-111-320 of South Carolina State Law, and Sections 62-1110 through 62-1170 of the SC Code of Regulations, MUSC has the authority but is not required to offer free tuition to students who meet certain criteria:
"State-supported colleges and universities, and institutions under the jurisdiction of the State Board for Technical and Comprehensive Education, are authorized to permit legal residents of South Carolina who have attained the age of sixty to attend classes for credit or noncredit purposes on a space available basis without the required payment of tuition, if these persons meet admission and other standards deemed appropriate by the college, university, or institution, and if these persons do not receive compensation as full-time employees."
"Institutions are authorized but not required to waive the tuition portion of the cost of a course in which eligible residents enroll. The costs of any fees, charges, and/or textbooks normally associated with the course remain in effect and must be borne by the participant."
"Persons attending classes under the provisions of this article, on a space available basis without payment of tuition, shall neither be counted in the computation of enrollment for funding purposes nor considered on a formula basis for the issuance of capital improvement bonds."
Procedure for Seeking Waiver
In order for MUSC to comply with regulations requiring that such students not be counted in enrollment computations, applicants for this waiver must be non-degree seeking and declare their intentions to apply under Article 5, Section 59-111-320 and provide all required proof of eligibility documents during the admission process. It is the responsibility of the student to provide this information prior to an admissions decision. If approved, this waiver only covers tuition. Fees, books and other expenses are the obligation of the student.