A student regains eligibility the day after the period of ineligibility ends following a first or second offense; or when the student successfully completes a qualified drug rehabilitation program that includes passing two unannounced drug tests given by such a program. A student will become ineligible as a result of any further drug convictions.

Students denied eligibility for an indefinite period can regain eligibility after completing any of the following three options:

  1. Successfully completing a rehabilitation program (as described below, which includes passing two unannounced drug tests from such a program);   
  2. Having the conviction reversed, set aside, or removed from the student's record so that fewer than two convictions for sale or three convictions for possession remain on the record; or
  3. Successfully completing two unannounced drug tests which are part of a rehab program (the student does not need to complete the rest of the program).

A drug rehabilitation program is considered approved for these purposes if it includes at least two unannounced drug tests and meets one of the following requirements:

  • The program received or is qualified to receive funds directly or indirectly under a federal, state or local government program.
  • The program is administered or recognized by a federal, state or local government agency or court.
  • The program received or is qualified to receive payment directly or indirectly from a federally or state licensed insurance company.
  • The program is administered or recognized by a federally or state-licensed hospital, health clinic, or medical doctor.

When a student regains eligibility during the award year, MWU may award campus-based aid for the current payment period (quarter) and Direct Loans for the period of enrollment (academic year).