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Can I still get financial aid with a felony?

Hey there, I have a felony on my record (from when I was younger and made some poor choices), and I'm worried about how it will affect my ability to receive financial aid for college. Does anyone know if it's possible to still get financial aid with a felony, and if there are any specific steps I need to take or programs I might be eligible for? Any guidance would be so helpful. Thanks in advance!

9 months ago

Hi! Having a felony conviction on your record may present some challenges when seeking financial aid, but it doesn't automatically disqualify you from receiving assistance. Each case is considered individually, and it depends on the specific type of felony you have on your record.

For example, drug-related felonies might make you ineligible for federal financial aid, but you could regain eligibility by completing an approved drug rehabilitation program. State and private financial aid opportunities may have different requirements, so it's important to check the eligibility criteria for each program you intend to apply for.

A good starting point may be to reach out to the financial aid office of the schools you're interested in attending to discuss your situation. They can provide guidance on any specialized programs that might be available for individuals with a felony. Best of luck in your educational journey!

9 months ago

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