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Drug Violations

Drug Violations

NOTICE TO STUDENTS CONCERNING PENALTIES FOR DRUG VIOLATIONS

A student who has been convicted of any offense under any Federal or State law involving the possession or sale of a controlled substance shall not be eligible to receive any grant, loan, or work assistance under Title IV federal financial aid programs.

Possession of a Controlled Substance

Number of OffensesIneligibility Period
First Offense1 Year
Second Offense2 Years
Third OffenseIndefinite

Sale of a Controlled Substance

Number of OffensesIneligibility Period
First Offense2 Years
Second OffenseIndefinite

Regaining Eligibility Before End of Ineligibility Period

A student whose eligibility has been suspended may resume eligibility before the end of the ineligibility period if

  1. the student satisfactorily completes a drug rehabilitation program that
    • complies with such criteria as the Secretary shall prescribe in regulations, and
    • includes two unannounced drug tests;
  2. the student successfully passes two unannounced drug tests conducted by a drug rehabilitation program that complies with such criteria as the Secretary shall
    prescribe in regulations; or
  3. the conviction is reversed, set aside, or otherwise rendered nugatory.