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Federal Student Financial Aid Penalties for Drug Law Violations


Washington and Lee University

To: All Students
Fr: VP for Student Affairs and Dean of Students; Office of Financial Aid
Re: Drug Use and Ineligibility for Federal Financial Aid

Be advised that a student who is convicted of any offense under any Federal or State law involving the possession or sale of a controlled substance while enrolled in an institution of higher education and receiving any federal financial aid (e.g. grant, loan, or work assistance) will lose his/her eligibility for such federal assistance according to the following schedule:

If convicted of an offense involving the possession of a controlled substance, the ineligibility period is:

First Offense 1 year
Second Offense 2 years
Third Offense Indefinite

If convicted of an offense involving the sale of a controlled substance, the ineligibility period is:

First Offense 2 years
Second Offense Indefinite