In Partnership with Eastern Cateway Community College, the Free College Benefit is an investment in you and your future. Union members and their families do not have to pay out of pocket for any tuition, fees or e-books—resulting in cost savings of thousands of dollars. The benefit works as a “last-dollar scholarship”, or grant, that is intended to fill the gap between any federal, state or employer education grants you receive and the cost of tuition, fees and e-books for certain online degree programs.
Your union defines who can take advantage of the scholarship and verifies membership and eligibility. EGCC does not assess the level of financial dependence or the definition of domestic partner. Family members do not have to live with you and there is no age limit for the scholarship and no limit to the number of family members who can enroll and receive the scholarship.
To receive the Free College Benefit fill out the inquiry form on the website and complete the following steps:
- Apply to EGCC.
- Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and submit any required verification. Any grant award must be applied to the tuition, fees and e-book charges at EGCC.
- Agree to use any employer tuition assistance.
- Verify High School or GED completion by submitting proof of High School graduation or GED completion to EGCC.
Online classes let you study and complete assignments whenever you have time. Go back to school while you continue to work. With access to online tutoring services, your enrollment advisor and instructors are here to help you. Each class will provide the assignment and test deadlines to help you manage your active life style.
They strive to ensure you get as much credit as possible toward your degree for previous work. The credits and degree you earn at OSBTC are transferable to colleges all over the country. Graduate from a respected, regionally accredited academic institution.
FOP will work with you to ensure that any previous college work or relevant work or military experience counts toward your degree.
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The National Fraternal Order of Police University is a consortium of colleges and universities that provides members with a variety of learning programs. These programs are held in traditional and non-traditional forums. The formation of NFOPU allows members to take courses while accommodating the unique requirements of a working law enforcement officer's schedule. These courses can be taken online, making it easier to obtain a degree on your own time.
There is no cost to the NFOPU. Members can receive benefits in the form of actual tuition cost reduction or extensive credit for past degree work, POST training, and FBI Academy training. Students can matriculate more quickly through the program because of credits received—resulting in completion of your degree in a timely and cost efficient manner.
California Casualty, in partnership with WAFOP, offers first responders Auto/Home/Renters Insurance designed with your needs in mind. Our policies include public safety professional-focused coverages, such as a reduced auto deductible, a Fallen Officer Survivor Benefit, reimbursement up to $500 for uniforms you’ve purchased if stolen out of your vehicle, homeowners’/renter’s insurance that covers $3,000 for laptops while away from your home, and many more. It’s coverage you can count on, service you deserve, and at a value you’d expect. Let us help you protect the things that are most important to you and your family.
This program is designed specifically to cover the law enforcement exposures faced by members of the FOP Legal Defense Plan by paying legal defense costs on behalf of participating members for the following actions and proceedings:
- Coverage A – Administrative (includes Administrative Off-Duty)
- Coverage B – Civil
- Coverage C – Criminal
Legal defense protection is a necessity for law enforcement professionals. As the frequency and cost of allegations rise, the FOP Legal Defense Plan offers you and your lodge members a very affordable and comprehensive plan.
To submit an Individual Application to the FOP Legal Defense Plan, please fill out the form below. Within 30 days of your application's approval, you will be sent your Welcome Packet, including ID Card, Plan Booklet, and a Certificate of Participation.
If you are only enrolling yourself, fill out an Individual Application.
To submit a Group Application to the FOP Legal Defense Plan, please fill out the form available below. Within 30 days of your application's approval, you will be sent your Welcome Packet, including ID Card, Plan Booklet, and a Certificate of Participation.
The lodge must enroll 50% of its active law enforcement members or 50 members, whichever is less. For example, if your lodge has 80 active law enforcement members, 40 need to enroll in the Plan. If your lodge has 300 active law enforcement members, only 50 active members would need to join to receive the group rate.
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Medical expenses and health insurance will probably be your largest monthly expense during retirement outside of a mortgage.
It is a big expense for those retiring now, and the cost will only grow larger into the future.Proper financial planning includes saving dollars for retiree medical.
There is hereby created a Washington Fraternal Order of Police (WAFOP) scholarship program to provide scholarship money for the qualified individuals.
Up to (10) ten scholarships, each scholarship not to exceed one thousand dollars ($1000.00), may be awarded to qualified individuals.
The scholarship may be used at the accredited college, vocational/technical school, or university of the student's choice.
Upon proof of enrollment, the scholarship award will be sent directly to the facility where the recipient plans to attend school.
There is no requirement to award any scholarship in any given year.
An application for scholarship must be submitted by the individual seeking the scholarship. Eligibility will be based on the individual, and not on race, creed, sex or national origin. In order to qualify the following must apply:
1. The applicant is the child, spouse, or member of the WAFOP in good standing.
2. The applicant must have a 2.5 GPA of last completed high school year or last semester if currently enrolled in higher education.
3. Preferences will be given to children or step-children of WAFOP members between 17 and 21 years of age.
4. The applicant must be successfully graduated from high school or has proof of a General Education Degree (GED) certificate.
5. Applicant must attach a copy of their transcripts of grades for freshman year of High School through their last completed semester. If enrolled in higher education applicant must submit transcripts from the last completed year.
6.Applicant must be sponsored by a member of WAFOP in good standing and that member must submit a letter of recommendation.
7.Also, a letter of recommendation must accompany application from someone other than the sponsor.
8. Incomplete or late application will NOT be accepted. Applications submitted outside of the eligible dates will not be considered.
Completed applications will be received no earlier than April 1st, and no later than June 1st (or the next business day if June 1st falls on a weekend or a holiday) to be eligible for the next scholarship award.
A WAFOP scholarship recipient may re-apply for additional funding in following year(s), although preferences will be given to first time WAFOP children or step children applicants.
If a recipient is unable to fulfill the scholarship requirements for any reason, the Scholarship Committee shall terminate all funding for the recipient. The remaining funds, if any, will be presented to the first runner up.
Applicants will be evaluated based on a number of factors chosen to identify well-rounded individuals with potential and financial need. Although academic excellence will not be the overriding criteria, academic competence must be indicated in order to make use of the opportunity presented by this award. In addition to academic competence, other criteria used to ranking applicants will be:
1. WAFOP child between 17-21 years of age;
2. Overall GPA;
3. Total household (including parents) income;
4. First time applicants.
Your ability to earn an income is one of your greatest assets and can be protected in the event of a disability that causes you to lose your paycheck.
Washington State FOP has been able to develop a medical plan for FOP member groups. The much anticipated and necessary plan offers your group a choice of different medical benefit plans similar to some of the popular plans currently being used by groups in the state. Having a plan exclusive to FOP members allows the FOP control over the rates, benefits and direction of the plan. This also means the plan can be tweaked to include benefits and features that are important to law enforcement but are not as relevant to other employees in your current employer-controlled group benefit plan.
- Rates are below current rates for similar plans. Your group can save money compared to your current rates and even more when the rates for your current plan increase for 2022. There is also a rate cap for 2023 to reflect the insurance carrier’s commitment to our partnership.
- The lower premium amounts allow participating groups the ability to create strategies for their savings. Those dollars can be used to increase salary, purchase the FOP disability plan, contribute to the FOP-sponsored Medical Savings Trust, or other needs your group may have.
- The group plan can offer a benefit plan for retirees under age 65 and continued coverage into the FOP Medicare plan. This plan allows the FOP to provide seamless coverage from your date of hire through retirement.
- This medical plan includes one of the most robust Employee Assistance Plans (EAP) available. The EAP is also connected with some of the facilities vetted and accredited by FOP National for having superior PTSD resources specifically for law enforcement.
- Teladoc – providing the convenience of talking with a doctor without having to go into the office.
- A high-level In Touch Care program to help guide members through their medical conditions.
- A website and mobile high-quality user-experience available for members.
- And more…
You can expect to receive an excellent benefit plan, competitive rates, strategic options for use of savings, special features designed specifically for law enforcement, and a plan directed by FOP to make sure the plan remains focused on your needs - not the needs of a general employee population.