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Clements: House approves measure making more children of fallen heroes eligible for tuition waivers
RELEASE|February 25, 2021
Contact: TC Clements

A bill co-sponsored by state Rep. TC Clements allowing more surviving children of police officers and fire fighters to be eligible for the Survivor Tuition Act was approved unanimously today by the Michigan House of Representatives. 

The Police Officer’s and Fire Fighter’s Survivor Tuition Act provides tuition waivers at Michigan community colleges or public universities for children and surviving spouses of Michigan police officers and fire fighters killed in the line of duty.

Under current law, students must demonstrate financial need in order to be eligible for the program. Clements contends that any student who lost a parent in the line of duty should be eligible.

“I was proud to support this bill as a way to express my gratitude for our state’s first responders,” said Clements, of Temperance. “My commitment to my fellow officers was and is to continue to support them and their families beyond their end of watch.”

Rep. Clements began his career in law enforcement as a police officer in Florida. In addition to a background in patrol, investigations, school resource, and as a public information officer, Rep. Clements advanced and concluded his tenure in law enforcement as the Deputy Chief of Police for the Eliot Police Department in Eliot, Maine.

House Bill 4247 now moves to the Senate for consideration.

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