https://www.necc.mass.edu/afford/apply-for-aid/eligibility/ Nov 28 2021 05:12:30

Eligibility

Penalties for Drug Violations

Consumer Information

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:

Qualified Drug Rehabilitation Program

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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