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Drug Convictions & Eligibility
A federal or state drug conviction during a semester in which you received financial aid can disqualify you from future financial aid funds. A conviction only counts if it is an offense that occurs during a period of enrollment for which you receive federal financial aid, such as a Pell Grant, Work-study or Student Loan. Convictions do not count if the offense occurred during a semester in which you did not receive aid or the conviction was reversed, set aside or removed from your record or you received the conviction as a juvenile (unless you were tried as an adult).
Loss of aid can be as follows:
|Possession of Illegal Drugs||Sale of Illegal Drugs|
|1st Offense||Ineligible for aid for 1 year from date of conviction||Ineligible for aid for 2 years from date of conviction|
|2nd Offense||Ineligible for aid for 2 years from date of conviction||Indefinitely ineligible for aid*|
|3+ Offenses||Indefinitely ineligible for aid*||Indefinitely ineligible for aid*|
A student regains eligibility:
If you are denied eligibility indefinitely, you can regain eligibility after:
A qualified drug rehabilitation program must include at least two unannounced drug tests and must satisfy at least one of the following:
Check with the Financial Aid Team to see if your drug rehabilitation program is a qualified program for financial aid purposes.
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