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OfflineZefiron
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College question/ FAFSA eligibility ?
    #516130 - 01/20/11 01:56 PM (5 years, 10 months ago)

Okie doke, this is a bit of a tricky question but I really didn't know who else to ask at this moment in time.
Just transfered to Rutgers, and I applied for FAFSA and I have a conviction last year that may affect my eligibility.
The thing I don't understand is, when I WAS convicted, in actual court, I pleaded guilty to "disorderly persons: Marijuana" - which I was completely fine with. Then, 6 months later during my probation I asked my officer what my employers would see, should I apply for a job, as to what she replied 3 charges "Distribution, Manufacturing, and Vendoring" - which of course sounds a lot more serious and are felonies.
I didn't hear being said to me at ALL in the court room.
Disorderly persons according to norml is no big deal and I don't need to include it on my FAFSA, but the federal offense means I have to wait another year for FAFSA for me to be eligible.
I don't know, I'm a bit confused, a little scared of consequences I'm not aware of what are yet, and just any input on who to talk to, where to go, opinions, or anything anyone could offer would honestly be appreciated.


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Re: College question/ FAFSA eligibility ? [Re: Zefiron]
    #516270 - 01/20/11 05:21 PM (5 years, 10 months ago)

I think you should read the qualifications on the fafsa website. It explains it once you get up to that question when filling out the fafsa. I believe you just can't have a felony.


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Re: College question/ FAFSA eligibility ? [Re: King Koopa]
    #516403 - 01/20/11 10:14 PM (5 years, 10 months ago)

Any drug related charge makes you ineligible for federal aid.

"The law requires that a student lose
his or her financial aid upon
conviction of a drug offense.  The
good news is that many times these
situations can be resolved in ways
short of a conviction and, even if a
conviction results, a student can take
advantage of rehabilitation programs
that can make him or her eligible for
financial aid again."

Taken from here:
http://www.odos.uiuc.edu/sls/brochureAds/downloads/DrugsFinancialAid.pdf


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Re: College question/ FAFSA eligibility ? [Re: jkell]
    #516428 - 01/20/11 11:09 PM (5 years, 10 months ago)

i don't see how thats true when I've been convicted of multiple drug offenses and still was eligible.


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Re: College question/ FAFSA eligibility ? [Re: jkell]
    #516518 - 01/21/11 01:31 AM (5 years, 10 months ago)

You should be fine unless they are felony charges if they are then you will lose aid

you will certainly lose all gov't grants. You MAY be able to get the loans still

But it isnt instantaneous, will take time to go through their system

Best find some work in the mean time

From my experience. For example. My misdemeanor DUI will have no affect on FAFSA. But my weed charge could, so I am rushing to graduate before that case comes around


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