CHARLES W. RILEY FIREFIGHTER AND
EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES
TUITION REIMBURSEMENT PROGRAM
Deadline to apply is July 1
Annapolis, MD (June 26, 2007) – The deadline to apply for
the Charles W. Riley Firefighter and Emergency Medical
Services Tuition Reimbursement program is July 1.
To qualify for the reimbursement program, an individual must
be a Maryland resident, a career or active volunteer
firefighter, ambulance or rescue squad member serving a
Maryland community and must attend a Maryland postsecondary
institution that offers courses leading to a degree in fire
service technology or emergency medical technology.
The maximum award will cover the actual dollar amount of
tuition charges, up to the cost of the highest tuition at a
University System of Maryland college or university, with
the exception of the University of Maryland, Baltimore and
the University of Maryland University College.
The purpose of this tuition reimbursement program is to
encourage members of firefighting, ambulance and rescue
organizations serving Maryland communities to improve their
professional skills by reimbursing them for the tuition
costs of courses leading to a degree in fire service or
emergency medical technology.
In exchange for tuition reimbursement, applicants must agree
to serve a Maryland community as a career or volunteer
firefighter or ambulance and rescue squad member while
taking courses and continue to serve one year after the
courses for which reimbursement is to be received.
The Maryland Higher Education Commission awards more than
$109 million in State financial aid annually and is
Maryland's higher education coordinating board responsible
for establishing statewide policies for Maryland public and
independent colleges and universities and for private career
For more information about Maryland financial aid and grant
www.mhec.state.md.us or call (410) 260-4565 or (800)