Incarcerated Students Policy

Albertus Magnus College ensures that no more than 25% of its admitted/enrolled students are incarcerated.

An incarcerated student is someone serving a criminal sentence in a federal, state, or local penitentiary, prison, jail, reformatory, work farm, or other similar correctional institution. A student in a less formal arrangement, such as a halfway house, home detention, or who is sentenced to serve only weekends, is not considered to be incarcerated.

Incarcerated students are not eligible to receive Federal Direct Student Loans but are eligible for Federal Work-Study and for the Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG). They may be eligible for Federal Pell Grants if not incarcerated in a federal or state penal institution. A student cannot receive a Pell Grant if they are subject to an involuntary civil commitment following incarceration for a sexual offense as determined under the FBI’s Uniform Crime Reporting Program.

All Albertus Magnus College students are required to disclose their incarceration at the time of acceptance and/or if they become incarcerated while matriculated at the College. Notification should be made to the Office of the Registrar.