You asked “Can a felon go to college?” Yes, a felon can go to college!
This is what a felon needs to do.
If you have been in prison for a while, or have made low income they you are in luck. A Pell grant is awarded for most felons.but if you have a drug related felony then you may not be applicable. These Pell grants are pretty easy for most people to get, including felons.
You must first fill out your FAFSA to see if you qualify.
You need to start putting your plan into action. Stop thinking about what you want to do and start thinking about putting your plan into action. You will have to get your required classes out of the way first. This is the time when you should be thinking about what your really want to do.
Find out what the local colleges are and how much they cost. It does not hurt to compare prices. Just make sure the college you are going to is an accredited college. This way if you do not like you college, or if they do not have you degree you can move on some where else.
Things you need to ask the college are…
- What financial options do I have? Can you set me up with an appointment with finical aid and a consoler?
- Do you have any information you can mail to me
- Am I able to take online classes
- When can I enroll in classes.
You will most likely figure out that you will need to take a placement test. This will determine what classes you need to take. They do this to place you in the correct classes so you will be able to succeed
So by now you have hopefully met with financial aid. They will give you information about your Pell grant and loans, they will also tell you what to do with them. Do everything they say. If you can’t figure it out then have someone help you. Do not give up. Another thing that should be noted is that you will need to be a full time student to get access to all of the money they offer you.
Sign up for your classes and then pay for them. This is very easy and its usually all done electronically by the college. All you have to do is tell them the classes you want to take and they will do the rest. It’s that simple.
Get going to the book store and buy your books. You may be shocked at the price of the books. Most people are. If these books are too expensive for your taste, you can always see if http://www.chegg.com has the books you need for rent. They have excellent deals there.
A couple days before you classes start you should try to find the classrooms you will be in. This way you know for sure you will be on time.
If this article has helped you out in anyway please share this on your social media accounts or email it to other felons that you may know. Together we can help a felon go to college.
Source: Jobs for Felons