Federal Student Aid Penalties
Federal Student Financial Aid Penalties for Drug Law Violations
Texas Tech University has taken a firm stance against the use of any illicit drugs. Students in violation of drug and alcohol policies will be subject to university judicial procedures as outlined in the Code of Student Conduct. Separately and concurrently, students may also be subject to legal proceedings in accordance with local, state and federal law.
If students are convicted in court of any incident involving the use or possession of these drugs and were receiving certain federal financial aid at the time of the offense, federal law mandates that the student lose eligibility for federal student financial aid and would have to meet certain requirements in order to have the aid reinstated in the future. The federal programs covered by this rule include the following: (1) Pell Grants, (2) Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants (FSEOG), (3) Direct Loans, (4) Perkins Loans, and (5) Parent Plus Loans.
If a student is in need of drug or alcohol counseling, Texas Tech University provides students, faculty, and staff access to those services. For initial screening, students should contact Student Health Services at (806) 743-2848 or the Student Counseling Center at (806) 742-3674. For treatment programs and services, students should contact the Center for the Study of Addiction and Recovery at (806) 742-2891.
Questions concerning this issue should be directed to the Student Financial Aid Office at 806-742-3681.