Drug Conviction Affecting Eligibility?

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This is question 23 on the FAFSA.

This question asks about convictions for possessing or selling illegal drugs (not including alcohol and tobacco) for an offense that occurred while the student was receiving federal student aid (such as grants, loans, and Work-study). Convictions that have been removed from the student's record should not be counted. Convictions that occurred before the student turned 18, unless he or she was tried as an adult, should also not be counted.

The possible eligibility statuses are:

Answer
Means
1, No Eligible for aid. The student's eligibility to receive federal student aid is not affected by Question 23.
2, Yes Part-year eligibility. Although the student is not eligible for federal student aid, he or she should complete and submit the FAFSA. He or she may still be eligible for aid from his/her state or college.
3, Yes Ineligible/don't know. Even though the student is not eligible for federal student aid, he or she should complete and submit the FAFSA. He or she may still be eligible for aid from his/her state or college.

The response cannot be blank.

For more information about drug-related convictions, the student should call the Federal Student Aid Information Center at 1-800-4-FED-AID (1-800-433-3243).

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