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Is it possible to get financial aid if I have a felony?

Hi everyone, I am a junior in high school and I have a felony on my record. I'm worried that this will affect my chances of getting financial aid for college. Does anyone have information on whether it's possible to receive financial aid with a felony or if there are any resources I can look into? Thank you!

9 months ago

Hi there! It's great to hear that you're proactive and concerned about your financial aid possibilities. I want to let you know that having a felony on your record does not automatically disqualify you from receiving financial aid.

The Federal Pell Grant is one source of financial aid you might be eligible for, depending on the nature of your felony. The grant is made available to low-income undergraduate students to help cover the cost of college. You can start by filling out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to see what you might qualify for. Additionally, there are scholarships and grants specifically designed for individuals with a criminal record.

Best of luck on your college journey!

9 months ago

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