Drug Conviction Disclosure
Federal regulations require that we provide this information to all students who enroll
at Peru State College. Although penalties are only imposed when students are receiving
Federal Title IV student financial aid, including student loans, we notify all students.
Please take a moment to read and understand this information. You may direct any questions to the Office of Financial Aid.
Students Convicted of Possession or Sale of Drugs
A federal or state drug conviction can disqualify a student from receiving financial aid.
Convictions only count if they were for an offense that occurred during a period of enrollment for which the student was receiving Title IV aid (financial aid). This means the conviction only has consequences for financial aid if you were also enrolled in school at the same time. Also, a conviction that was reversed, set aside or removed from the student’s record does not count, nor does one received when they were a juvenile, unless they were tried as an adult.
The chart below illustrates the period of ineligibility for financial aid, depending on whether the conviction was for sale or possession and whether the student had previous offenses. A conviction for sale of drugs includes convictions for conspiring to sell drugs.
If the student was convicted of both possessing and selling illegal drugs, and the periods of ineligibility are different, the student will be ineligible for the longer period.
Notice After Loss of Eligibility
If a student is convicted of possession or sale, the student is no longer eligible for Title IV financial aid.
How to Regain Eligibility
The information that follows describes the methods by which students may regain eligibility.
A student regains eligibility the day after the period of ineligibility ends or when they successfully complete a qualified drug rehabilitation program. Further drug convictions will make them ineligible again.
Students denied eligibility for an indefinite period can regain it only after successfully completing a rehabilitation program or if a conviction is reversed, set aside or removed from the student’s record so that fewer than two convictions for sale or three convictions for possession remain on the record. In such cases, the nature and dates of the remaining convictions will determine when the student regains eligibility. It is the student’s responsibility to certify they have successfully completed the rehabilitation program.
For any questions please contact the One Stop office at 402-872-2228 Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org .