Advocacy information is provided in response to community questions

regarding the parity funding request made to the South Carolina Legislature

by the University of South Carolina on behalf of the University of South Carolina Beaufort.


USC System request to the Legislature:   A parity allocation to bring USCB to $2,487 per South Carolina resident full time student (FTE). USCB currently receives $940 per South Carolina resident (FTE).

USCB commends the Beaufort and Jasper legislative delegation members who have made this request a top priority.

  • Senators Tom Davis, Chip Campsen. and Clementa Pinckney
  • Representatives Bill Bowers, Shamnnon Erickson, Bill Herbkersman, Weston Newton, and Andy Patrick

USCB also thanks the members of the House Ways and Means Higher Education Subcommittee for their willingness to address the inequity in the FY13 legislative session.

Community engagement in this conversation is welcomed.  This site contains key information on the request. University staff members are available to speak on this issue to interested groups. Contact Lynn McGee at or 843.208.8240.