PELL GRANT INFORMATION FOR FELONS
Okay, so if you’re here, I’m sure you’ve read my article on starting over as a felon, right? If not, you may want to. It’s some good shit in that article. Click here to read it —-> http://newblacknetwork.com/starting-over-as-a-felon/ <—– Lets continue shall we.
As stated before Pell grants are available to most felons and are for educational purposes only. Pell grants do not have to be repaid, you’re pretty much getting free money for school, books and other things needed to help further your education. Listed below are some qualification requirements.
Eligibility Information for Pell Grants
Just because you are a felon does not mean that you can not get a federal Pell grant. There are some stipulations though as follows.
- You can not be incarcerated in a state or federal prison or jail during the time that you would receive a Pell grant. You may apply for a Pell grant while you are incarcerated but must be released by the time you would will receive it.
- Drug and sexual offenses may limit your eligibility to get a federal Pell grant. All other convictions should not affect your eligibility.
Drug Convictions and Pell Grants
If you are convicted of a drug conviction and are currently receiving federal student aid or Pell grants you may be suspended from those programs. Having a prior conviction may also bar you from successfully applying for loans or Pell grants.
There are several options that can make you eligible for Pell grants after receiving a drug conviction.
- Complete an approved drug rehabilitation program.
- Complete and successfully pass two random drug tests from an approved drug rehabilitation center.
After you complete either one of the above requirements you will immediately become eligible for student loans and Pell grants. *dab*
Pell Grant Amounts
The maximum Pell grant that can be awarded for the 2017–18 award year will be $5,920. You may or may not get that full amount though. The amount of the Pell grant that is awarded is solely based on your income amount and how long of a time period you will be attending school.