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Important Updates

Alan Pattee Scholarship

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.

The deceased:

  • 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:

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.