Drug Policy - Anti-Drug Abuse Act of 1988

It is the policy of Georgia Southern University and the Office of Financial Aid that when the University or the Office of Financial Aid is officially notified that a student, who is a recipient of a Federal Pell Grant, is convicted via a court of law of a drug offense during the period of enrollment covered by the Federal Pell Grant, and for which the student had previously certified he or she would be drug free, that individual’s violation of the certification statement must be reported to the U.S. Department of Education Office of Inspector General, in accordance with section 668.14 (g) of the Title IV Higher Education Act of 1965 and its amendments. Upon the final determination by the Office of the Inspector General, and the notification to Georgia Southern University, the Office of Financial Aid will implement the recommendations set forth in their findings, which may include the withholding of all further Title IV and institutional payments to the student. Until a final determination is made regarding fraud on the part of the student, the student will remain eligible for financial aid.