Cal State San Bernardino Incarcerated Student Policy

A student is considered to be incarcerated if serving a criminal sentence in a federal, state, or local penitentiary, prison, jail, reformatory, work farm, or similar correctional institution (whether it is operated by the government or a contractor). A student isn’t considered incarcerated if in a halfway house, on home detention or is sentenced to serve only on weekends. In accordance with federal requirements, if you are determined to be incarcerated, you are not eligible to be funded with federal loans. If a student is incarcerated in a federal or state penitentiary you are not eligible to be funded with federal loans or Pell grant. Additionally, the U.S. Department of Education disqualifies you from receiving Pell Grants if you are subject to involuntary civil commitment following incarceration for a sexual offense (as determined under the FBI’s Uniform Crime Reporting Program.)