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Children and Spouse of Indiana Public Safety Officers Program


The Tuition and Fee Exemption for Children and Spouses of Public Safety Officers provides up to 100 percent of tuition and regularly assessed fees for up to 124 semester credit-hours at Indiana public colleges and universities at the undergraduate resident tuition rate. The maximum amount that an eligible applicant is exempt from paying for a semester hour is an amount equal to the cost of an undergraduate semester credit hour at the state educational institution in which the eligible applicant enrolls. Applicants must be an individual whose father, mother, or spouse served as a PSO and was killed in the line of duty; or an individual whose mother, father, or spouse: (A) is a member of the 1977 fund; (B) sustained a catastrophic physical personal injury in the line of duty; and (C) qualifies for benefits under IC 36-8-8-13.3(f) or IC 36-8-8-13.5(m); or an individual whose mother, father, or spouse: (A) was a state police officer; and (B) suffered a permanent and total disability from a catastrophic personal injury that was sustained in the line of duty and permanently prevents the state police officer from performing any gainful work. The Public Safety Officer must have been a legal resident of Indiana at the time of death; must have been a public employee of the state or an Indiana county, township, city or town; and one of the following: a regular, paid law enforcement officer; a regular, paid firefighter; a volunteer firefighter; a county police reserve officer; a city or town police reserve officer; a paramedic; an emergency medical technician; an advanced emergency medical technician; a hazardous duty employee of the department of correction who: (A) works within a prison or juvenile facility; or (B) performs parole or emergency response operations and functions; or a community corrections officer. Please visit the award's website for more information.

Eligibility Requirements

  • CheckmarkMust be an undergraduate student
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  • CheckmarkRestricted to students studying in Indiana

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Financial Aid Support Center
Tel: 888-528-4719 Address 101 West Ohio Street, Suite 300
Indianapolis, IN 46204-4206