Trident Technical College is approved for college-related veteran educational programs. A prospective student who is a veteran, dependent of a deceased or totally disabled veteran, on active duty, an active reservist or national guardsman, should contact Tridentís Veterans Assistance office for help with VA related matters. The Veterans Assistance office is located in the Student Center (Bldg. 410, Room 102), on Main Campus. The telephone number is 843.574-6105.
Eligible veterans can receive assistance by applying for education benefits through VA online at http://www.gibill.va.gov/. Also, all veterans are encouraged to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at http://www.fafsa.gov/.
NASFAA Reserve/Guard Call-up Financial Aid Resource
NASFAA has created a Reserve/Guard Call-Up Financial Aid Page for students. Students in the Reserve and Guard may access this resource from the Parents & Students area of the NASFAA Web Site at http://www.nasfaa.org/ParentsStudents.asp?Tab=ParentsStudents.
Military and College Transcript Information
All Veterans and students eligible for VA educational benefits are required to provide official copies of all College and/or Military transcripts. The transcripts must be sent to the TTC Admissions Office. Your enrollment will be certified to the VA for only two semesters pending evaluation of your transcripts. VA will not pay you to repeat any courses for which you receive transfer credit.
"You may receive credit for selected formal military course work and training. Trident Technical College uses the credit recommendations of the American Council on Educationís Guide for the Evaluation of Educational Experiences in the Armed Services to evaluate both military classroom and experiential training." Each branch of the military now provides these transcripts as follows:
- For the Army the student can go online at http://aarts.army.mil/ and request the transcript.
- For the Navy and Marine Corp the student can also go online at https://www.navycollege.navy.mil/ and request a transcript.
- For Coast Guard the student can go online to this site to download the appropriate form. http://www.uscg.mil/hq/cgi/ve/official_transcript.asp
- For active duty Air Force, Air National Guard or Air Force Reserve the student may request a transcript by completing Air Force Form 2099, Request for Community College of the Air Force Transcript, available from their education services counselors.
Others may request a transcript by writing the Enrollment Management/Registrar Division (CCAF/RRRA, 130 W Maxwell Blvd, Maxwell AFB AL 36112-6613). Transcript requests must include requester's full name or former name if appropriate, Social Security Account Number, current address including ZIP code, and address and ZIP code to which transcript is to be mailed. The requester's signature is the legal authorization for release of a transcript to the addressee designated in the request. Transcripts sent directly to educational institutions will be certified as official by the CCAF registrar. Transcripts sent directly to students are unofficial copies and will be stamped "Issued to Student." The college does not use the fax to accept requests for transcripts or send transcripts. CCAF transcripts are provided free of charge.
All official transcripts should be sent to:
Trident Technical College
Admissions and Records Office AM-M
P.O. Box 118067
Charleston, SC 29423-8067
South Carolina State Office of Veterans' Affairs www.govoepp.state.sc.is/va
Trident Technical College has a Veterans Lounge located in the 700 building, room 201.