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Drugs and Student Loans in Ohio

They found your pipe, did they?

Laws sometimes weave and bob through time.  So it is with the law that limits a student's ability to get educational assistance.  The original law was written in 1965.  In 1989 the section about drugs was added.  The 1989 amendment (Public Law 105-244) states that if a student who is getting aid is convicted of either possession or trafficking in drugs under state or federal law, then the student can't get aid.  The question 23 worksheet on the FAFSA form deals with these problems.  Definitions of "controlled substance" is in 21 USC 802(6).


For the first offense, the student must wait one year after his or her date of conviction.  For the second offense, two years.  After the third offense the student is disqualified.


For the first offense, the student is disqualified for two years after the date of conviction.  For the second or further offense, the student is disqualified.

Drug Treatment

There is a provision whereby if the student completes an approved drug treatment program, the student may resume eligibility.

Call me

There is much going on in a drug charge that isn't obvious and depends on your facts.  Please give me a call and allow me to help you through your ordeal.  You have too much to lose:  You could lose your student loans.



If you need immediate advice, call now.  I will make every effort to either take your call or call you back as soon as I can.

It is not required that you take a day off work to meet with me.  I will make every effort to schedule appointments that work with your schedule.

I serve all of Northeastern Ohio

I serve all of Northeast Ohio's Courts of Common Pleas, including Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas, Lorain County Court of Common Pleas, Medina Court of Common Pleas, Summit County Court of Common Pleas, Geauga County Court of Common Pleas, Portage County Court of Common Pleas, Lake County Court of Common Pleas, Erie County Court of Common Pleas, Sandusky County Court of Common Pleas and Huron County Court of Common Pleas.

I serve all of Cuyahoga County's municipal courts, including Bedford Municipal Court, Berea Municipal Court, Cleveland Municipal Court, Cleveland Heights Municipal Court, East Cleveland Municipal Court, Euclid Municipal Court, Garfield Heights Municipal Court, Lakewood Municipal Court, Lyndhurst Municipal Court, Parma Municipal Court, Rocky River Municipal Court, Shaker Heights Municipal Court, and South Euclid Municipal Court.

In Lorain County I serve the Avon Lake Municipal Court, Elyria Municipal Court, Lorain Municipal Court, Oberlin Municipal Court, Vermillion Municipal Court. In Medina County I serve Medina Municipal Court and Wadsworth Municipal Court. In Huron County I serve the Huron Municipal Court, Vermillion Municipal Court and Sandusky Municipal Court.

In Summit County and Portage County I serve the Akron Municipal Court, Barberton Municipal Court, Stow Municipal Court and Portage Municipal Court. In Lake County I serve the Mentor Municipal Court, Painesville Municipal Court and Willoughby Municipal Court. In Geauga County I serve the Chardon Municipal Court.