In general, a student who has been convicted of any offense under any Federal or State law involving the possession or sale of a controlled substance for conduct that occurred during a period of enrollment for which the student was receiving any grant, loan or work assistance under this title shall not be eligible to receive any grant, loan, or work assistance under this title from the date of that conviction for the period of specified in the following table:
If convicted of an offense involving the possession of a controlled substance, the ineligibility period is:
- First offense …………………………….. 1 year from date of conviction
- Second offense …………………………. 2 years from date of conviction
- Third offense ……………………………. Indefinite period
For the sale of a controlled substance, the ineligibility period is:
- First offense …………………………….. 2 years from date of conviction
- Second offense ………………………….Indefinite period
If convicted of both possessing and selling a controlled substance, and the periods of ineligibility are different, the student will be ineligible for the longer period.
REGAINING ELIGIBILITY – A student may regain eligibility for federal financial aid the day after the ineligibility ends (i.e., for a 1st or 2nd offense); or when the student successfully completes a qualified drug rehabilitation program that includes passing two unannounced drug tests given by such a program. Further drug convictions will make the student ineligible again.
Students denied eligibility for an indefinite period can regain eligibility after completing any of the following options:
- Successfully completing a rehabilitation program, as described below, which includes passing two unannounced drug tests from such a program;
- Having the conviction reversed, set aside, or removed from the student’s record so that fewer than two convictions for sale or three for possession remain on the record; or
- Successfully completing two unannounced drug tests which are part of a rehab program (the student does not need to complete the rest of the program).
A qualified drug rehabilitation program must include at least two unannounced drug tests and satisfy at least one of the following requirements:
- Be qualified to receive funds either directly or indirectly from a federal, state, or local government program;
- Be qualified to receive payment either 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; or
- Be administered or recognized by a federally or state-licensed hospital, health clinic, or medical doctor.
NewSchool supports the responsible use of alcohol as described herein. NewSchool also supports the occurrence of non-alcoholic and drug-free activities. All students, as a condition of continued registration and enrollment, shall abide by the following:
- Students are expected to obey all state and Federal laws governing alcohol and other drug use, possession, consumption, transfer, sale, and distribution; this policy includes state or federally controlled substances as well as legal prescription drugs.
- Use, possession, or consumption of alcohol is prohibited in, classrooms, academic buildings, studios, or public areas, (e.g., corridors, lobbies, lounge areas, parking lots). The use, possession, or consumption of alcohol is prohibited at events primarily directed at the general student population and/or their families unless approved in advance in writing by the President or designee pursuant to NewSchool policy.
- The illegal use of drugs is prohibited.
Open containers of alcohol are prohibited.
Students shall not attend class, participate in academic out-of-classroom activities or report for scheduled work shifts while under the influence of alcohol and/or other drugs not legally prescribed for them.
- The marketing of alcoholic beverages and/or other drugs on the NewSchool campus is prohibited.
- Any students engaging in an action that is disruptive to the community or violates any other listed NewSchool policies, while under the influence of alcohol or other drugs, shall be in violation of the Alcohol and Other Drug Policy.
- Sponsors of NewSchool, department, and/or off-campus functions which include faculty, staff, and students are expected to comply with all provisions of this policy and with state laws governing the consumption by or service of alcohol to minors and persons who appear intoxicated. Faculty and staff are prohibited from hosting events on- or off-campus that include the illegal use of alcohol or other drugs.