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How Drug Convictions Can Impact Student Loan Eligibility

April 8, 2022

A drug conviction can impact your professional and personal life. It can also affect your ability to be eligible for student loans, which could jeopardize your education and your future career. You will need an experienced attorney like Janet Altschuler to successfully defend you against your drug accusations and retain your eligibility for student loans. 

Will a drug conviction affect my student loan eligibility?

If you are convicted of a drug-related offense, such as possession, usage, sales, or conspiring to sell, you may be disqualified from receiving any federal financial assistance if you decide to go to college or return to school to complete a degree. These types of financial aid include student loans, grants, scholarships, and even financial aid from the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid). 

When you fill out your FAFSA form, you will be asked if you have been convicted of any drug-related offenses. If you answer in the affirmative, you will be directed to another form that will help you determine your eligibility for student financial aid. If you are convicted of a drug-related crime after you have completed your FAFSA, you may lose your eligibility entirely and be required to return any financial aid you may have already received. 

Can I regain my student loan eligibility?

It is possible to regain your eligibility if you have been convicted of a drug-related offense. You may be able to complete a treatment or rehabilitation program or pass at least two impromptu drug tests. A skilled attorney can advise you on the ramifications of your drug conviction and help you regain your student loan eligibility. 

Janet Altschuler has been defending the residents of Tucson, AZ, and the surrounding areas for over twenty years. With her proven experience, you can rest assured that you have a reliable advocate during your drug trial. For your convenience, Janet Altschuler can be available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. To schedule a free consultation, you can call 520-247-1789 or 520-200-5003.

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