Federal law suspends your eligibility for
federal student aid if you have been convicted for the possession
or sale of illegal drugs. However, this is only the case if the
offense occurred during a period of enrollment when you were
receiving federal student aid (grants, loans, and/or work-study).
Additionally, a past conviction does not automatically mean that
you are ineligible for federal student aid. You should still
complete and submit your FAFSA as you might qualify for aid from
other sources. Keep in mind, you don't need to count convictions
that have been removed from your record or that occurred before you
turned 18, unless you were tried as an adult.