Lori Loughlin could be released from prison before Christmas.

Lori Loughlin

Lori Loughlin

The 'Full House' star is currently serving a two month sentence at Dublin Federal Prison in Northern California for her role in the college admissions scandal, and although she’s due to be released from prison on December 27, she could actually go home before then.

December 27 falls on a Sunday, and the Bureau of Prisons states that they “may release an inmate whose release date falls on a Saturday, Sunday, or legal holiday, on the last preceding weekday”.

Usually, that would mean Lori would be released on the Friday, which is December 25, but because that is also Christmas Day, she could be let out even earlier, with her earliest date of release set at Thursday, December 24.

Lori, 56, was sentenced to jail alongside having to pay a $150,000 fine and complete 150 hours of community service after she pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit bribery, when she offered to pay a $500,000 bribe to the University of Southern California to ensure her two daughters - Olivia Jade Giannulli and Isabella Rose Giannulli - were offered places at the school.

Mossimo Giannulli - Lori's husband, with whom she has her daughters - has also received five months in jail, as well as a $250,000 fine and 250 hours of service for his part in the controversy.

Meanwhile, Felicity Huffman has completed her sentence for her part in the college admissions controversy.

The 57-year-old actress previously apologised for her behaviour, admitting there was no excuse for her attempt to cheat the exam system.

She said: "There are no excuses or justifications for my actions. Period. I would like to apologise again to my daughter, my husband, my family and the educational community for my actions. And I especially want to apologise to the students who work hard every day to get into college, and to their parents who make tremendous sacrifices supporting their children."