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Is it illegal for convicted criminals to possess firearms?

Having a criminal record can affect you of multiple levels. It can affect your ability to secure a job, professional license, student loans, housing or credit. You may be unable to vote with a conviction on your permanent record. It may also adversely impact your ability to possess a firearm.

Do I lose federal student aid if convicted of a drug crime?

Being convicted of a crime can significantly impact your ability to get federal financial aid such as student loans and Pell grants. Current laws make imprisoned individuals ineligible to receive almost any type of federal assistance to attend college. Incarcerated individuals may technically qualify for federal work-study programs, though, provided that they can find a position that allows them to assume employment from behind bars.

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