The Deceased or Disabled Public Safety Officer (DDPSO) Grant supports dependents of public safety officers in the state of Oregon who were killed or disabled in the line of duty.
To complete the application and certification, follow these steps:
Mail the completed Application and Certification to:
Office of Student Access and Completion (OSAC)
Attn: DDPSO Grant Administrator
3225 25th Street SE Salem
Salem, OR 97302
You also must complete the FAFSA or ORSAA for all academic years for which you are receiving the grant as soon as possible after October 1.
Deceased or Disabled Public Safety Officer Application
You must meet all of the following criteria:
The award is up to your actual tuition and all standard fees, and the DDPSO grant award will be reduced by state and federal grants. Grant awards cannot exceed the lesser of:
Awarding will continue until such time as all available funds have been awarded.
Awards are made on an annual basis and may be received for a maximum equivalent to four academic years (e.g., up to twelve quarters or eight semesters), or until a bachelor's degree is earned, whichever comes first.
You must complete the FAFSA or ORSAA for all of the academic years that you receiving the grant.
Dependents of deceased public safety officers receiving the grant prior to July 1, 2018 may also receive a maximum equivalent to four academic years (e.g., up to twelve quarters or eight semesters) of post-graduate study.
No, you may not receive the grant to attend a college outside of Oregon. You must attend a 2- or 4-year public or private non-profit college located in the State of Oregon. The DDPSO Grant is available to Oregon residents attending one of more than 40 institutions of higher learning throughout the state. Use this link to view a list of participating Oregon-based postsecondary institutions.
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3225 25th Street SE
Salem, OR 97302