Public Safety Officer Career Advancement Reimbursement (PSOCAR) and Grant (PSOCAG) Programs

The PSOCAR Program was changed to a grant program in the 2022 legislative session, which is now called PSOCAG. PSOCAR will continue to reimburse qualified applicants for academic coursework completed during the 2021-2022 academic year (2023 reimbursement). That application will be open from July 1 – September 1, 2023. See below for details.

Current students may contact their financial aid office to find out more information or apply for PSOCAG funding. While reimbursements are being phased out, a student could potentially receive both awards during the same year. Please note that PSOCAG recipients will be limited to four total awards, including prior reimbursement awards. Detailed rules for PSOCAG may be found here.

PSOCAR reimburses up to half of tuition and fees (maximum of $5,000 per year, subject to funding) for students enrolled in criminal justice-related programs at a Utah System of Higher Education institution, for up to eight years. Detailed rules for PSOCAR may be found here.

Qualified applicants must:

  • be a certified peace officer, currently employed by a law enforcement agency in Utah;
  • be seeking a postsecondary degree in the area of criminal justice from a credit-granting USHE institution;
  • have earned credit for all classes for which the applicant is seeking reimbursement;
  • be employed by a law enforcement agency in Utah as a certified peace officer for three consecutive years prior to the completion of the academic year for which he or she is seeking reimbursement; and
  • be employed by a law enforcement agency in Utah as a certified peace officer for one additional year after the completion of that academic year. 

Applications are due between July 1 and September 1, 2023.

2023 Applications will reimburse the 2021-2022 academic year as defined by your institution.

Complete the 2023 application.

Questions about PSOCAR? Contact

Questions about PSOCAG? Contact the institution’s financial aid office.