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 University of California student who is a surviving spouse or surviving child of a deceased person who meets all of the following requirements may be eligible for an exemption towards mandatory systemwide tuition and fees.
- Was a resident of California*
- Was employed by a public agency, or was a contractor, or an employee of a contractor, performing services for a public agency**
- Had principal duties consisting of active law enforcement service or active fire suppression and prevention**
- 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 of the employee, contractor, or an employee of a contractor, performing services for a public agency must:
- Be enrolled as an undergraduate student at a UC campus.
- Have 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 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or California Dream Act Application (CADAA) data on file.
If you have additional questions regarding this tuition fee waiver, please contact Financial Aid and Scholarships.
*Please submit a copy of the death certificate.
**Based on a letter of support from the employer.