​​​Cal State LA is one of several U.S. universities selected to participate in the Second Chance Pell Pilot Program​, which helps incarcerated students receive Pell Grants to pursue a bachelor’s degree. Cal State LA, though, is the only university in California to offer an in-person bachelor’s degree program for incarcerated students, available through an initiative of the university’s Center for Engagement, Service, and the Public Good with the California State Prison, Los Angeles County (Lancaster).