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Yes, a DWI or DUI conviction can affect the finances for your college career

On Behalf of | Dec 6, 2022 | DWI |

DWI and government aid

A DWI or DUI may end your ability to obtain financial support in college.

Although it is not likely that you will be unable to apply for any government aid, your options may be limited in particular if you have charges related to your DWI or DUI. For example, if you have children in your vehicle when you receive your DWI or DUI you may also be charged with endangerment of a minor, a state jail felony.

DWI and private aid

Private scholarships or financial aid often have rules and codes of conduct specified. These conduct codes dictate how recipients of the aid must conduct themselves during the period they receive the financial aid; and, whether or not recipients will lose all or a portion of their financial aid for a DWI conviction, a DUI conviction, or another sort of criminal conviction.

Generally, it is better to have an attorney review your scholarship and financial aid, and to make a determination whether or not a conviction would result in the loss of all or part of your aid. You can then factor in the possible loss of your aid, as to whether or not you will fight your DWI or DUI or accept a plea agreement.