Inmates who have not completed high school are required to study for and pass their GED. This is a service provided at no cost. If an inmate would like to take college courses and pursue a degree, they are encouraged to do so but the courses are offered by various accredited university like LSU and others through their "distance learning" programs. These courses are just like regular college with a price on each hour of credit. The courses are proxied by the education staff at the facility. Inmates can and do come out of prison with a college degree but someone in their family will need to help with the costs.
Accepted Answer Date Created: April 23,2016