Alan Pattee Scholarship Act: Tuition Fee Waiver

In 1970 Assembly Bill 338, or the Alan Pattee Scholarship Act, was passed by the 1970 California Legislative Session.

Under this act, an eligible UC student who is a surviving spouse or surviving child of a deceased law enforcement officer or firefighter maybe be eligible for an exemption towards mandatory systemwide tuition and fees.

A surviving spouse or surviving child (natural or adopted) of a deceased law enforcement officer or firefighter is eligible for the exemption for the academic year if the following criteria are met and documented:

The deceased:

  • Was a resident of California*
  • His or her principle duties considered of active law enforcement service or active fire suppression and prevention**
  • Was employed by a public agency**
  • Passed away in the performance of active law enforcement or active fire suppression and prevention duties or died as a result of an accident or injury incurred in the performance of those duties**

The surviving spouse or child is a student who:

  • Is enrolled as an undergraduate student at a UC campus.
  • Based on the student’s current year FAFSA or California Dream Act Application has an annual income, including the value of support received from the parent, that does not exceed the maximum household income and asset level for a Cal Grant B applicant.

Eligibility is determined annually based on the FAFSA or California Dream Act Application results.

If you have additional questions regarding this tuition fee waiver, please contact the Financial Aid Office.

* Please submit a copy of the death certificate.

** Based on a letter of support from the employer.