Federal Student Financial Aid Penalties for Drug Law Violations

A federal or state drug conviction can disqualify a student for Federal Student Aid funds. The chart below illustrates the period of ineligibility for federal funds if convicted of the offense during a period of enrollment for which the student was receiving Federal Student Aid.


Possession of a Controlled Substance

First Offense

Second Offense

Third Offense

Ineligibility Period

1 year

2 years

Indefinite

 

Sale of a Controlled Substance

First Offense

Second Offense

Ineligibility Period

2 years

Indefinite

 

Use the Student Aid Eligibility Worksheet listed below to determine if your eligibility for financial aid has been affected. The worksheet also list options available to help you regain your eligibility if determined to be ineligible.

2014-2015 Student Aid Eligibility Worksheet (Use for 2014-2015 FAFSA)

Once you complete the worksheet follow the instructions on the bottom of the form. If necessary you may need to supply your eligibility date to the Department of Education and possibly our office. Call 1-800-4-FED-AID (1-800-433-3243) if you have questions, need additional instructions regarding the worksheet or need to determine how to make the necessary corrections to your SAR (Student Aid Report).