Child or Surviving Spouse of a Deceased Police Officer or Firefighter
This remission is awarded to the children or surviving spouses of the following who were killed in the line of duty:
- regular, paid law enforcement officers
- regular, paid firefighters
- volunteer firefighters under Indiana Code 36-8-12-2
- county police reserve officers
- city police reserve officers
In addition, the police officer or firefighter must have been an Indiana resident and covered under the 1977 Police Officers' and Firefighters' Pension and Disability Fund.
The child, who must be enrolled full-time in a degree program, is entitled to this benefit for both undergraduate and graduate study until he or she reaches age 23.
A surviving spouse may only use this remission for undergraduate study in a degree program.
To receive this benefit, an application must be submitted to the Indiana Commission for Higher Education (CHE), W462 Indiana Government Center South, 402 W. Washington Street, Indianapolis, IN 46204.
CHE will verify eligibility with the pension and disability fund.
To receive this waiver, you must also file a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
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