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Under the Obama Administration, a pilot program known as the Second Chance Pell Experimental Sites Initiative allowed incarcerated students at selected institutions to receive Pell Grants. Then in Dec. 2020, Congress restored eligibility to all incarcerated people in both federal and state custody, whether in prison, jail, halfway houses, or work camps. 

Federal Pell Grants revived for prisoners after nearly three decades. Application forms available in October 2022.

May 1, 2022 by Dao Ong

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