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You are a felon and need to pay of student loans to continue your education?

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James Washington on April 2, 2018

The only question regarding criminal background on the FAFSA concerns of drug convictions. However, under the Higher Education Act of 1998, convicted felons of any type can be denied federal financial aid for the university for a minimum of a year and more of the drug or more seriousconvictions. Therefore, if the school or the government learns of a conviction after the financial aid is disbursed, it is possible that, depending on the type of offence, to require repayment before the student is eligible to receive more. However, the Second Opportunity Actof 2008 offers hundreds of milllions of dollars in financial aid for ex-felons, and Pell Grants are also available. Convicted felons can apply for these funds through the U.S. Department of Education or the U.S. Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Assistance. For more information, visit the Related Links.


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