|No Student Aid After Drug Conviction|
|FAFSA Student Aid|
How to regain eligibility for Financial Aid after a conviction?
The rules require that someone who has become ineligible due to a drug conviction must complete an approved rehabilitation program or pass two drug screens administered by a drug rehab program. Once either of these options have been completed, you can become eligible for financial aid again. Failure to comply with these rules can result in liability to return any financial aid received while the person was ineligible due to a drug conviction.
Drug Convictions and Federal Student Aid
If you are convicted of possessing or selling drugs after you submit your FAFSA, you must notify the financial aid administrator at your college immediately. You will lose your eligibility for federal student aid and will be required to pay back all aid you received after your conviction.
Students who are receiving financial aid can have their financial aid eligibility suspended if they are convicted while they are receiving federal student aid student grants, student loans, or work-study benefits. When a financial aid form (FAFSA) is completed, there is a question that asks about drug convictions or offenses that may have occurred while receiving student aid. If a student answers "yes" to this question, they must complete the worksheet that we have included below.