Tuition/Fee Waiver for Surviving Spouse/Children of Public Law Enforcement or Public Fire Personnel Killed in the Line of Duty
California state law provides for the surviving spouse and children of public law enforcement or public fire personnel killed in the line of duty to receive a waiver of all required tuition and fees at all California Community College, California State Universities, and University of California campuses. Please contact the Santa Ana College Financial Aid Department if you qualify for this benefit. Please review the conditions of eligibility to determine if you qualify.
Conditions for person who was killed:
(1) He or she was a resident of California.
(2) He or she was employed by a public agency or was a contractor, or an employee of a contractor, performing services for a public agency, or was a firefighter employed by the federal government whose duty assignment involved the performance of firefighting services in California.
(3) His or her principal duties consisted of active law enforcement service or active fire suppression and prevention. This waiver shall not apply to a person whose principal duties were clerical, even if he or she was subject to occasional call or was occasionally called upon to perform duties within the scope of active law enforcement or active fire suppression and prevention.
(4) He or she was killed in the performance of active law enforcement or active fire suppression and prevention duties, died as a result of an accident or an injury caused by external violence or physical force incurred in the performance of his or her active law enforcement or active fire suppression and prevention duties, or died as a result of an industrial injury or illness arising out of and in the course of active law enforcement or fire suppression and prevention duties.
Please contact the Financial Aid Office if you meet the conditions for this Fee Waiver.
The student must first complete the FAFSA (www.fafsa.ed.gov) or California Dream Act (www.dream.csac.ca.gov) and provide documentation that the student's annual income, including the value of any support received from a parent, does not exceed the maximum household income and asset level for an applicant for a Cal Grant B award.