Federal Aid Eligibility and Drug Conviction Policy

Important Update

Beginning with the 2023-2024 academic year, the U.S. Department of Education is removing all FAFSA questions related to drug convictions. Drug convictions no longer impact eligibility for Title IV federal student aid. 

A conviction for any offense under any federal or state law involving the possession or sale of illegal drugs during a period of enrollment for which you are receiving Title IV federal student aid (grants, loans and work-study assistance) will result in the loss of eligibility. The time for ineligibility for aid varies based on the type of conviction and the number of times an offense has occurred.