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Financial Aid for People with a Criminal Conviction

Your eligibility for federal student aid can be affected by incarceration. Find out if you are eligible.

To apply for federal student aid, as well as most state and institutional aid, you must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) form online at fafsa.gov or on paper. Find the FAFSA PDF at fsapartners.ed.gov/sites/default/files/attachments/2022-11/2324FAFSAenIncarcerated.pdf. You must print out and mail the FAFSA PDF for processing.

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