Peace Officer Loan Repayment Assistance Program

The purpose of the Peace Officer Loan Repayment Assistance Program is to assist qualifying peace officers with the repayment of eligible student loans.

For more details, review Title 19 of the Texas Administrative Code (TAC), Chapter 23, Subchapter H.

To speak to a Customer Service Representative regarding loan repayment programs, call 833-597-0454, Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. CST.

Online Inquiries: CONTACT US (select “Financial Aid Question” as the Contact Reason) 

 

How to Apply

Please use one of the following internet browsers: Edge, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, or Safari.

To complete an application:

  1. Create an account by going to CBPass at https://www1.highered.texas.gov/cbpass/.
  2. Click on the Create one now! hyperlink and complete the "New User Registration".

After your CBPass account is created, login and complete the following:

  1. Click on the My Access tab.
  2. Click on the Click to Request Access to another application hyperlink and select "Loan Repayment Programs" from the list of applications.
  3. In the Loan Repayment Programs portal, select the "Peace Officer Loan Repayment Program".

 

Primary Eligibility Requirements

To qualify for loan repayment through this program, an individual must meet the definition of "peace officer" as described in Article 2.12, Texas Code of Criminal Procedure and meet the following:

  

Award Amount

 

Eligible Loans

The following requirements apply for a loan to be eligible for repayment through this program:  

  

Frequently Asked Questions

I began service as a peace officer prior to September 1, 2019, am I eligible for loan repayment?  

             No. The law states that your initial appointment as a peace officer must have begun on or after September 1, 2019.  

 How are applicants selected?

             In the initial year of the program, applications will be selected on a first-come-first-served basis until funds are no longer available. After the initial program year, priority will be given to prior year recipients and initial applications will be selected on a first-come-first-served basis until funds are no longer available.

 Do I have to apply each year?

             Yes. Applicants who were enrolled in the program with their initial applications must submit a renewal application upon completion of each year of eligible service.

 What is considered full-time?

             Full-time is at least 40 hours per week for a minimum of 45 weeks per year.

Can I receive payment for part-time?  

             No. A recipient must be employed full-time to be eligible for loan repayment assistance.

 Is the percentage of the award amount based on my original loan balance or my current loan balance?

            The percentage is based on the verified loan balance at the time of the initial application.

 When will I receive my award?

             The repayment award will be processed upon approval of the application and will be mailed to your lender(s). You will be notified when the payment has been sent to the lender(s).