CHARLES W. RILEY FIRE AND EMERGENCY
SERVICES TUITION REIMBURSEMENT PROGRAM
2014-2015 application deadline passed
(for reimbursement for the 2013-2014 academic year)
IMPORTANT MESSAGE ABOUT THE CHARLES
W. RILEY FIRE AND EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES TUITION
REIMBURSEMENT PROGRAM (in red)
to legislation passed in 2013, the Charles W. Riley Fire and
Emergency Medical Services Tuition Reimbursement Program
will convert to a scholarship program beginning with the
2015-2016 academic year.
Please note that July 1, 2014 is the
deadline to submit an application for this reimbursement
program (for reimbursement of tuition paid for courses taken
during the 2013-14 academic year).
We cannot accept applications after July
Additionally, if you intend on taking qualifying
courses during the upcoming 2014-2015 academic year, please
note that you will not be able to submit an application for
reimbursement for tuition you paid for 2014-2015.
is currently working on developing an on-line application
process for what will be known as the new Charles W. Riley
Firefighter and Ambulance and Rescue Squad Member
This new program application will be available
on-line in January, 2015 and must be completed by March 1,
2015 for those applicants that plan on enrolling in a
qualifying program during the 2015-2016 academic year.
As a result of the above changes, funds will not
be available under either the current reimbursement program
or the new scholarship program for the 2014-2015 academic
Who may apply:
career or volunteer firefighters, ambulance or rescue squad members.
How to apply:
and file a Charles W. Riley Fire and Emergency Medical Services Tuition
Reimbursement application online
When to apply:
Eligible majors: Fire
service technology and emergency medical technology.
You must be an
active career or volunteer firefighter, ambulance or rescue squad member.
You must serve a Maryland community while you take college courses and
continue to serve for another year after you complete the courses. You must
attend a Maryland institution and enroll in a degree or
certificate program in either fire service technology or emergency medical
technology. You must be a Maryland resident to apply for this program.
You will receive the actual dollar
amount of tuition charges you have paid. Applicants must receive at least a
grade of "C" or better in any course specifically required for program
completion. The amount of the award may not exceed the equivalent
annual tuition of a resident undergraduate student at the four-year public
institution within the University System of Maryland, other than the
University of Maryland University College and University of Maryland,
Baltimore, with the highest annual expense for a full-time resident
undergraduate. Room and board and mandatory or optional fees are not
Funds may not be available to award all eligible
Awards are not automatically
renewed. Students must reapply for the award each year.
You must agree to
serve a Maryland community as a career or volunteer firefighter or ambulance
and rescue squad member while you take college courses. You must continue to
serve for one year after you complete the courses. If you hold this
scholarship with any other award requiring a service obligation, you must
perform your service in consecutive years.
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