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    Apr 16, 2008, 06:28 PM
    Can a felon get a grant to go to school?
    I'm rather new to the site so bear with me.. I am a convicted felon still on probation and due to my charges jobs aren't really to keen on hiring... at least good jobs anyway.. all I'm trying to do is straighten up my life and go to school I am 21 and have no post high school education.. I was just wanting to know if there is anyway of getting a grant from the government so I can go to college?
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    Apr 16, 2008, 06:30 PM
    In some cases yes, The best you can do is apply and apply and apply and try and see what you can get. I am glad to see you trying to make something better in your life. Good luck
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    Apr 18, 2008, 01:31 AM
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    I have send you a private message
    It's really best to let questions and answers remain on the public boards so that others can also benefit by the answers that have been given. Answering questions in private messages defeats the purpose of this site, and that would be to have a community with questions and answers that anyone can view for the benefit of all.
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    Apr 22, 2008, 09:19 AM
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    No because she or he never specify any facts to back her or his statement, further more there are grants an aids out there.One the pell grant, garrantee af long as you have never receive a drug charge while on a federal grant.some drugcharges specify
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    Nov 12, 2009, 11:29 AM

    Yes you can. I am a convicted felon and went on to obtain grants for college. However it all depends on what college and state offers them. It would be best to check with you local colleges or universities. You can also check with your local urban league. Wish you well with your success in the future
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    Sep 23, 2011, 10:59 PM
    This is the first place to go. http://studentaid.ed.gov/PORTALSWebApp/students/english/index.jsp This is the US Government website where you get started and has a lot of questions about student aid answered. This site also has the FAFSA application that all accredited schools use to calculate your financial need and hence, awards you may qualify for. The school you select should be on the list of schools on this site. If it is not, then I would stay away from it. Your college will take the FAFSA to determine what type of aid is available for you based on your situation (need based primarily). Every state has variations and schools too.
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    Mar 31, 2015, 08:35 PM
    Is there a website that I can go to for felons to get a grant for can you apply for a grant while you're in prison
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    Mar 31, 2015, 08:57 PM
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