Drug Convictions and Federal Student Aid

A federal or state drug conviction can disqualify a student for Federal Student Aid funds (including Federal Direct Stafford Loans, Federal Work-Study, Perkins Loans, and Pell Grants).

Ineligibility periods vary based upon whether the conviction was for sale or possession and whether the student had previous offenses.

For more information on HEA Section 484(r) 34 CFR 668.40, contact the Office of Financial Aid.