Drug Use and Ineligibility for Federal Financial Aid

Any student convicted of possession or sale of a controlled substance under federal or state law may lose eligibility for Student Financial Aid assistance.

Be advised that a student who is convicted of an offense under any federal or state law involving the possession or sale of a controlled substance, while enrolled in an institution of higher education and receiving any federal financial aid (e.g., grant, loan or work assistance) will lose his/her eligibility for such assistance according to the following schedule:

If convicted of an offense involving the possession of a controlled substance, the ineligibility period is:
First Offense  =  1 year
Second Offense  =  2 years
Third Offense  =  Indefinite

If convicted of an offense involving the sale of a controlled substance, the ineligibility period is:
First Offense  =  2 years
Second Offense  =  Indefinite