Prison Education Programs (PEPs) require pre-approval before any federal financial aid can be administered. The Department of Education application is filed via the E-App, and requires supportive documentation from both the correctional oversight entity and the applicable accreditor. Both public and private nonprofit institutions of higher education can apply, but proprietary institutions are not eligible. Programs can be delivered in a variety of modalities and student participation is not restricted by sentence type.
The following resources will help you start a PEP: