Peace Officer Loan Repayment Assistance Program

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Currently we can only receive communications via the following methods:

·You may email us to request assistance.

·You may fax documentation to 512-427-6555.

·You may submit documentation to us using the following email address: loanrepaymentprograms@thecb.state.tx.us

 

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

 

Primary Eligibility Requirements

To qualify for loan repayment through the Peace Officer Loan Repayment Assistance Program, an individual must meet the definition of “peace officer” as described in Article 2.12, Texas Code of Criminal Procedure

For additional details, please review the program rules: Subchapter H, Texas Administrative Code.

 

Award Amount

 

Eligible Loans

 

Application Process

Applications for loan repayment assistance based on service as an eligible peace officer September 1, 2019 – August 31, 2020 will not be available until September 1, 2020.   

 

Frequently Asked Questions

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

             No. 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 full-time in order to be considered 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 award will be sent to the lender(s) upon approval of the individual’s application to receive loan repayment assistance.