SC Illegal Immigration Reform Act of 2008
The South Carolina Illegal Immigration Reform Act of 2008 (S.C. Code Ann.59-101-430) prohibits those unlawfully in the United States from attending a public institution of higher education in South Carolina and from receiving a public higher education benefit. The South Carolina Illegal Immigration Reform Act requires all public institutions of higher education to verify that all students are lawfully present in the US.
Students claiming to be United States citizens can verify their citizenship status by completing either the US Citizenship Verification Form or New TTC Application for Admission and must provide one of the following:
- Valid driver's license or state issued ID card
- Birth Certificate and state issued ID
- Valid Passport
- US Naturalization Papers
- U.S. Citizenship Papers
- Completed FAFSA application
Students who are not United States citizens must provide appropriate documentation and will be verified through the Department of Homeland Security's Student Exchange Visitors Information System (SEVIS) or Systematic Alien Verification for Benefits (SAVE) database.
Effective August 1, 2009, students will not be able to register for classes until we have received their documents. If students registered before August 1, they still must provide their documents by that date or we will have to cancel their registration. We have established a separate telephone line and email account to handle inquiries. Students may contact the Admissions Office at (843) 574-6910 or ImmigrationAct@tridenttech.edu if they have questions.