Law School Grants: Where to Find Them
Are you a convicted felon interested in pursuing a criminal justice or law degree? Are you concerned about how you will finance your education? If so, there are many types of financial aid that can be found for people with prior felony convictions. Even if you have a felony, it is important to keep in mind that there are many equal opportunities for grants, loans and scholarships for law school.
To start your quest to secure financial aid, you’ll want to first complete your FASFA form and determine what your financial need may be. Even if you have a felony that involves a prior drug offense – for which federal aid may become harder to get – still complete the FASFA as your financial aid office will need it. Once this is done, the typical grants for school will be secured by your law school’s financial aid office.
To find additional law school grants for people with felony convictions, consider meeting with local attorneys who specialize in offender re-entry programs and those who are engaged in the business of defending individuals with felonies. Oftentimes, these individuals will make small monetary grant donations toward your education in criminal justice or law. By securing several grants from several sources, you’ll find that many of your ancillary expenses, to extend law school, will be taken care of.
No matter what type of felony conviction you have, most states will allow you to become a licensed attorney after a period of time. Always check with your state licensing office to determine what the type span will be and then begin your pursuit to further your education and garner financial aid to be successful. Use these resources as a way to find grant money that other law students may typically overlook.