Winthrop is approved by the State Approving Section, South Carolina State Department of Education, for training of eligible veterans, disabled veterans, and children of deceased or disabled veterans. Contact the Veterans Administration Regional Office, 1801 Assembly Street, Columbia, SC 29201 for information and necessary forms. The veteran or other eligible person should contact Winthrop's Veteran Benefits Office, at least 45 days before the beginning of the semester in which the student plans to enter the University. Children of disabled or deceased veterans may receive additional assistance in payment of tuition and fees. For information regarding eligibility and applications, contact the State Approving Section, South Carolina State Department of Education, Rutledge Office Building, Columbia, South Carolina 29201. To receive veteran's benefits, veterans and other eligible persons must read and sign a "Veterans Compliance Agreement" (available from Winthrop's Veteran Benefits Coordinator), indicating understanding of the agreement and willingness to comply with the procedures and regulations. These regulations require the Veteran Benefits Coordinator to be informed immediately of the number of semester hours in which the student is enrolled each term, changes in enrollment and changes in the chosen degree program. For more information contact Winthrop's Veteran Benefits Office, 126 Tillman Hall, 803/323-3691, firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the Winthrop's Veteran Benefits Office website.