Drug Conviction Eligibility Loss
Students that are incarcerated for any reason should contact the Office of Financial Aid for assistance.
Students may lose eligibility for federal aid if convicted of possession or sale of drugs. If a conviction was reversed, set aside, relieved when not on financial aid or removed from the student’s record it will not result in a loss of eligibility.
Possession of illegal drugs
- 1st Offense - 1 year from date of conviction
- 2nd Offense - 2 years from date of conviction
- 3rd Offense - Indefinite period
Sale of illegal drugs
- 1st Offense - 2 years from date of conviction
- 2nd Offense - Indefinite period
For students convicted of both possessing and selling illegal drugs the student is ineligible for the greater period. Eligibility may be regained by completing a qualified drug rehabilitation program. Students that lose eligibility for an indefinite period may only regain eligibility through a qualified drug rehabilitation program or if a conviction is reversed, set aside, or removed from the student’s record.