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Division of Student Affairs

A student who has been convicted of any offense under any Federal of State law involving the possession or sale of a controlled substance shall not be eligible to receive any grant, loan, or work assistance under Title IV Federal Student Aid during the period beginning on the date of such conviction and ending after the intervalspecified in the following table:

If convicted of an offense involving:
Ineligibility period is:

The possession of a controlled substance
First offense -  1 year
Second offense  - 2 years
Third offense -  Indefinite

The sale of a controlled substance
First offense - 2 years
Second offense  - Indefinite

REHABILITATION—A student whose eligibility has been suspended may resume eligibility before the end of the ineligibility period determinedif:

  • The student satisfactorily completes a drug rehabilitation program,
  • The student successfully passes two unannounced drug tests conducted by a drug rehabilitation program,
  • Or the conviction is reversed, set aside, or removed from the student’s record.

*Note: A conviction that was received when you were a juvenile does not count unless you were tried as an adult.

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