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Old 12-19-2006, 01:27 PM
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Exclamation Educational grants for ex-prisoners

Are there any grants or other types of organzitions that my fiance can take advantage of for schooling?
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You may want to check our education forum here on PTO. Also all ex-convicts are eligible for the Pell Grant - or fafsa. However if you were convicted of a drug offense you are not eligible.
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I received grants like Jonathan said when I forst got out. Any drug offenders are not eligible. After I started making too much money, I was not eligible, but I would also suggest looking at the school you go to. There are grants and scholarships for people who apply. I received a $5,000 last semester from one of George Mason's scholraships awards...many of these awards are not claimed or applied for...believe me, I have received a ton of money, and it has worked out okay.
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Brian,
Who is George Mason? My grandson needs some help going to college!! Maybe he can apply also.
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Old 12-24-2006, 10:04 PM
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George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia...it is the largest university in the state.
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Thats interesting I thought being in prison @ all you werent eligible for any grants or loans or anything.. I'll have to mention that to steven
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Thats interesting I thought being in prison @ all you werent eligible for any grants or loans or anything.. I'll have to mention that to steven
In 1994, they took away access to Pell grants for people who are in prison, you have to wait until you get out to get one of those.
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Sorry if this question is 'dopey', ha ha. I'm a little new at this. Is DWI considered a drug offense?
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if a person has any drug charges are there any grants etc. available to them at all?
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Yes, as long as the person was not receiving the grants or loans when they got the charge.
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Sorry if this question is 'dopey', ha ha. I'm a little new at this. Is DWI considered a drug offense?
No, it is not.
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if a person has any drug charges are there any grants etc. available to them at all?
Depending on the state and school there can be grants for them. Just not the Pell - if that is what they are serving time for.
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So is the Pell grant and FASCA the one and same?
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Actually you may still qualify for pell grant even with a drug conviction. Do a search for fafsa question 23 worksheet. If you answer yes or leave question 23 blank they will send you the work sheet. Basically

Question 1 have you ever received federal aid? If the answer is no you still qualify, if the answer is yes, go to question 2

Question 2 Have you been convicted or possessing or selling illegal drugs? Answer no, you still qualify, answer yes, go to question 3

Question 3 Did the offense occur while you were enrolled in school and receiving grants/work study? Answer no, you qualify answer yes go to question 4

Question 4 Have you completed an acceptable drug rehab since the conviction? Answer yes, you qualify, answer no go to question 5

Question 5 Do you have more than 2 drug convictions? (only count convictions that happened while receiving grant money) If that answer is yes, you can enroll in a rehab program and apply the next year.

Anyway you get the picture.
ifap.ed.gov/drugworksheets/.../0107091011Drug%20WorksheetFINAL.pdf
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So is the Pell grant and FASCA the one and same?
Fafsa is the application to fill out to receive the pell grant. Fafsa stands for Free Application for Federal Student Aid
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So if you got a drug charge you cant get any help, but if you murdered someone you can. Seems real fair to me. I'm pissed.
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It looks like you still are eligible from what someone posted so long as you weren't in school when you got the drug charge. I'm gonna have to tell J about this cause he was looking at going to school when he got out for a trade. This might be helpful!
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I want to help my son who is currently in prison to receive grants and/or scholarships. Any idea how I should contact or which organizations? He won't get out until 2013.
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Thats interesting I thought being in prison @ all you werent eligible for any grants or loans or anything.. I'll have to mention that to steven
I am a repeat offender and I managed get all of my college paid for between grants and funding.
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