drug law violations

Federal law provides that a student who has been convicted of an offense under any federal or state law involving the possession of a controlled substance during a period of enrollment for which the student was receiving financial aid shall not be eligible to receive any federal or institutional grant, loan or work assistance during the period beginning on the date of such conviction and ending after the interval specified in the following table:

Possession of a Controlled Substance 

Ineligibility Period 

First Offense

1 Year

Second Offense

2 Years

Third Offense

Indefinite

Sale of a Controlled Substance 

 

First Offense

2 Years

Second Offense

Indefinite

A student whose eligibility has been suspended based on a conviction for possession of sale of a controlled substance may resume eligibility before the end of the ineligibility period if:

  1. The student satisfactorily completes a drug rehabilitation program that complies with the criteria listed in the federal regulations and includes two unannounced drug tests; and
  2. The student successfully passes two unannounced drug tests conducted by a drug rehabilitation program that complies with the criteria listed in the federal regulations; or
  3. The conviction is reversed, set aside, orotherwise rendered insignificant