In partnership with the US Department of Education’s Experimental Sites Initiative, Rose State College has been selected to provide Federal Pell Grants to eligible incarcerated people.
The $2,005,670 grant Rose State received is an extension of the existing Federal Pell Grant and can be used to pay for tuition, fees, books and supplies for qualifying applicants.
“Through the 2nd Chance Pell Program incarcerated individuals can obtain an education that will allow them to find employment once they are released. Finding employment allows them to support themselves and their family and they will then be less likely to return to incarceration,” said Steven Daffer, Director, Financial Aid, Rose State College.
Rose State College currently works with ten Oklahoma correctional facilities to deliver educational opportunities through interactive TV and other means. The experimental program at Rose State begins in the spring of 2021.