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Methods to Reduce the Cost of Higher Education Available to Law Enforcement

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The 100 Club provides financial support for law enforcement officers in the form of a scholarships for degree seeking students. 100 Club funds pay the cost of tuition, fees, books, and parking. These expenses are paid directly by the 100 Club organization, not as a reimbursement to the student. These scholarships are available only to officers employed by State, County, and municipal law enforcement agencies in Austin, Brazoria, Brazos, Burleson, Chambers, Colorado, Fayette, Fort Bend, Galveston, Grimes, Harris, Liberty, Madison, Montgomery, San Jacinto, Walker, Waller, and Washington counties. Federal law enforcement officers are not eligible for 100 Club funding. For more information about the 100 Club scholarship program, please visit the 100 Club website. 

Specific 100 Club Requirements 

  • Undergraduate
    • The 100 Club scholarship will cover only the junior and senior years of the degree plan. To be eligible, a student must have 60 or more transferable college credit hours into UHD and must have a cumulative grade point average of 2.5 or higher for the transferable hours. Hours completed at UHD meet the transferable hour requirement. The 100 Club funding is available only for students who pursue the BSCJ degree, and not the BAAS CJ degree. 
  • Graduate
    • The 100 club provides scholarships available to MSCJ degree seeking students who currently hold the rank of Sergeant or above. A student interested in the MSCJ who believes (s)he is eligible for 100 Club funds should seek a letter of support from his or her chief executive officer (often, police chief or sheriff). Further information about 100 Club funds for the graduate program may be obtained by contacting the Dean's office of the College of Public Service. 

BAAS CJ Technical Credit

Students who have completed the Basic Peace officer Certification (BPOC), Intermediate Peace Officer Certificate (IPOC), Advanced Peace Officer Certificate (APOC), have ACE Military Credit, or have completed an Applied Associate of Science Degree may reduce the number of credit hours required for degree completion for the BAAS CJ program. An outline of the process and the application for a student who wants to earn credit for TCOLE certifications is outlined here. 

House Bill 2347

Peace officers employed by a state or local agency are eligible for the Peace Officer Exemption Program. The program covers tuition for enrollment in undergraduate criminal justice courses for students declared as a criminal justice major in either the BSCJ program or the BAAS CJ program. The program only pays the portion of tuition in a given term that is for criminal justice (CJ) courses. An interested student must submit a letter from their employer to determine eligibility, and must apply for the exemption no later than one week prior to the end of regular registration. In addition, to be eligible, the student must be making satisfactory academic progress toward their declared degree, which means that the student is enrolled in at least 9 total credit hours for each semester of eligibility and has a cumulative program grade point average of 2.0 or higher. Only 20 percent of seats in any given course section may be used for this program. The seats are available on a first come first serve basis. For a more detailed statement of the program visit the Program Summary. For an application, visit the Application

Last updated 4/7/2020 5:50 AM