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    Office of Financial Aid

    Perlstein Hall, 206
    10 W 33rd Street
    Chicago, IL 60616

    Phone: 312.567.7219
    Toll Free: 866.901.1866
    Fax: 312.567.3982
    Email: finaid@iit.edu

    Office Hours:
    M-F 8:30 AM - 5PM

    Counseling Hours:
    12 PM - 3PM daily

    Drug Conviction Policy

    Any student convicted of any drug offense (NOT including tobacco & alcohol-related offenses) under any Federal or State law involving the possession or sale of a controlled substance while receiving Title IV financial aid shall not be eligible to receive any Federal grant, loan or work-study funds during the period beginning from the date of conviction and ending after the interval specified below:

    If convicted of an offense involving:

    • Possession of Illegal Drugs:
      • First Offense: One year from date of conviction
      • Second Offense: Two years from date of conviction
      • Third & Subsequent Offenses: indefinite period
    • Sale of Illegal Drugs:
      • First Offense: Two years from date of conviction
      • Second & Subsequent Offenses: indefinite period

    How to Regain Eligibility

    A student regains eligibility the day after the period of ineligibility ends or when he/she successfully completes a qualified drug rehabilitation program. It is the student’s responsibility to inform IIT that he/she has successfully completed the rehabilitation program.

    Standards for a Qualified Drug Rehabilitation Program

    A qualified drug rehabilitation program must include at least two unannounced drug tests and must satisfy at least one of the following requirements:

    • Be qualified to receive funds directly or indirectly from a federal, state, or local government program.
    • Be qualified to receive payment directly or indirectly from a federally or state-licensed insurance company.
    • Be administered or recognized by a federal, state, or local government agency or court.
    • Be administered or recognized by a federally or state-licensed hospital, health clinic, or medical doctor.

    If you are convicted of selling or possessing drugs after you submit your FAFSA, you must notify the Office of Financial Aid immediately. You will lose eligibility and must pay back all aid received following you conviction.

    Last modified: 04/28/2014 15:32:49

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