Education for Justice Involved Residents
Life Changes, in partnership with Truckee Meadows Community College, is happy to introduce the TMCC Educational Partnership Programs (formerly Re-entry Center). This project provides advocacy and support to help justice involved individuals improve their employability, self-esteem and life skills to successfully complete their education and employment goals.
How it Works
If I have been involved in the justice system, can I be a part of the Educational Partnership Program?
Yes. Many ex-offenders do not apply to college because they assume they are not eligible for financial aid and are unsure of how to pay for college. TMCC can assist you in understanding your financial aid options so you can return to school. Financial Aid eligibility is primarily based on your income from 2 years prior. For example, for the 20–21 school year, you will provide your income from 2018. If you were incarcerated at this time, you likely had $0 income. You may be eligible for the full amount of PELL Grant funds. This will pay for your tuition and provide you with additional funds. You can use the money for transportation, computer, housing and anything else you need to successfully reach your education goals.