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.
[Last revised and updated: August 2010; authorized by Gerald P. Doyle, Vice Provost — Undergraduate Enrollment and Financial Aid]