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Reentry Mythbuster on Federal Student Financial Aid

 This Myth Buster is one in a series of fact sheets intended to clarify existing federal policies that affect formerly incarcerated individuals and their families. Each year, more than 600,000 individuals are released from state and federal prisons. Another 11.4 million cycle through local jails. When reentry fails, the social and economic costs are high -- more crime, more victims, more family distress, and more pressure on already-strained state and municipal budgets. 


This fact sheet covers the following: 

  • Federal Supplemental Educational OpportunityGrant (FSEOG) and Federal Work-Study (FWS)
  • Federal Student Loans
  • FAFSA eligibility


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