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Frequently Asked Questions
Correctional Education

How do I find out about the availability of funding from the Office of Correctional Education?

Grant funding is announced in the Federal Register and the Guide to U.S. Department of Education Programs. Funding information can also be obtained through this website.

How do I request information and publications from the Office of Correctional Education?

Many of the publications from OCE are available online through our Correctional Education Library. Hard copies of OCE publications can be obtained through ED Pubs. For information not available on this website, please contact OCE.

How can I find out about correctional education opportunities in a particular state?

To obtain information about the availability of correctional education opportunities in a particular state, please contact the State Correctional Education Administrator for your state.

How do I find out about correctional education job opportunities in my State?

To obtain information about job opportunities in the field of correctional education, please feel free to contact the State Correctional Education Administrator for your State.

What types of financial aid are available to incarcerated individuals?

Incarcerated individuals are eligible to apply for all types of student financial assistance with one exception. A student incarcerated in a Federal or State penal institution is not eligible to receive a Federal Pell Grant for periods of enrollment that begin on or after September 13, 1994.

How can I obtain information about current and previously funded projects?

Please feel free to contact the project directors listed in the abstracts for any of the current or previously funded programs. The project directors can provide you with detailed information about their methods, curriculum, and operations.

Are there any professional organizations for correctional educators?

There are several professional organizations that provide information and resources to the correctional education field. Please see our Association Information page for details.

How do I obtain information about educational programs in federal correctional institutions?

The Federal Bureau of Prisons has an education unit that handles issues that relate to correctional education within federal prisons.

This page last modified—March 17, 2003 (syr).

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