According to the United States Department of Education, if a student is convicted of a drug offense after receiving Title IV Aid, he or she must notify the Financial Aid Office immediately and that student will become ineligible for further federal aid and also be required to pay back any and all aid received after the conviction.
Should a conviction result, a student can take advantage of rehabilitation programs that can make him or her eligible for federal financial aid again.
Students Convicted of Possession or Sale of Drugs
The following illustrates the period of ineligibility for Title IV Funds, depending on whether the conviction was for sale or possession and whether the student had previous offenses. (A conviction for sale of drugs includes convictions for conspiring to sell drugs.)
Possession of Illegal drugs Sale of Illegal Drugs
If the student was convicted of both possessing and selling illegal drugs, and the periods of ineligibility are different, the student will be ineligible for the longer period.
A student regains eligibility the day after the period of ineligibility ends or when he successfully completes a qualified drug rehabilitation program.
Further drug convictions will make him ineligible again. It is the student’s responsibility to certify to that s/he has successfully completed the rehabilitation program.
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