Drug Convictions

The federal government insists that a student is ineligible for federal student aid if convicted, under federal or state law, of any offense involving the possession or sale of a controlled substance (generally meaning illegal drugs). The period of ineligibility begins on the date of conviction and lasts until the end of a statutorily specified time. The student may regain eligibility early by completing a drug rehabilitation program or if the conviction is overturned.

Students who have had convictions that may affect their aid eligibility should complete the Drug Conviction Worksheet (FAFSA Question #23). This will enable students to determine when they will regain eligibility for aid consideration. 


Office of Student Financial Aid
Tirey Hall 150
220 North 7th Street
Indiana State University
Terre Haute, IN 47809


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