Penalties for Drug Violations
Federal law states that a student who has been convicted of an offense under any federal or state law involving the possession or sale of a controlled substance during a period of enrollment for which the student was receiving Federal financial aid shall not be eligible to receive any federal grant, loan, or work assistance during the period beginning on the date of such conviction and ending after the interval specified below.
If convicted of an offense involving:
*Possession of a Controlled Substance*
First Offense – 1 Year ineligibility period
Second Offense – 2 year ineligibility period
Third Offense - Indefinite ineligibility period
*Sale of a Controlled Substance*
First Offense – 2 year ineligibility period
Second Offense - Indefinite
A student whose eligibility has been suspended based on a conviction for possession or sale of a controlled substance may resume eligibility before the end of the ineligibility period if: the student satisfactorily completes a drug rehabilitation program that: complies with the criteria prescribed in the federal regulations; and includes two unannounced drug tests; the student successfully passes two unannounced drug tests conducted by a drug rehabilitation program that complies with the criteria prescribed in the federal regulations; or the conviction is reversed, set aside, or otherwise rendered nugatory.
For students, a violation of any law regarding alcohol/drug use is also a violation of CCS’s Standards of Conduct for Students and is treated as a separate incident from any off-campus proceedings. Disciplinary sanctions for these types of violations can include education, referral, suspension or expulsion depending upon the nature and severity of the violation (WAC 132Q-10-400). For employees, a violation is subject to the disciplinary processes outlined in the applicable collective bargaining agreements and/or policy.
SCC Financial Aid Eligibility
SFCC Financial Aid Eligibility