Notice of Federal Student Financial Aid Penalties for Drug Law Violations

Suspension of Eligibility for Drug Possession or Sale Convictions

A student who is convicted of any offense under any Federal or State law involving the possession or sale of a controlled substance for conduct that occurred during a period of enrollment for which the student was receiving any Federal Pell, Supplemental Education Opportunity Grant, Federal Work-Study, Federal Perkins loan, Federal Direct Student Loans, Federal Direct PLUS loans, and/or Federal Direct Grad PLUS Loans shall not be eligible to receive any additional grant, loan, or work assistance from the date of that conviction for the period of time specified in the following table:



Ineligibility Period for Title IV Federal Aid

Possession 1 year 2 years Permanent
Sales 2 years Permanent NA


A written notice will be provided to each student who has lost eligibility for Title IV federal financial aid funds mentioned above. A student whose eligibility has been suspended may resume eligibility before the end of the ineligibility period by completing an acceptable drug rehabilitation program or by having their convictions overturned. If you have been convicted of a drug offense while receiving Title IV federal financial aid, you are required to report it on the FAFSA. For additional information on this requirement call a federal representative at 1-800-433-3243.

Notice of Federal Student Financial Aid Penalties for Fraud Violations

Students who have been convicted of, or who have pled guilty or no contest to a crime involving fraud in obtaining Title IV federal financial aid are not eligible for additional aid until they have repaid the fraudulently obtained funds.