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1.6.6 Prior Student Aid History

Students are generally not eligible for federal aid if they are in default on federal student loans or if they owe overpayments on federal grants or loans.242 In addition, students who have been convicted of, or have pleaded nolo contendere or guilty to, a crime involving fraud in obtaining Title IV HEA program assistance are not eligible for additional Title IV assistance unless they have repaid the fraudulently obtained funds.243


  • 242 {237} 20 U.S.C. § 1091(a)(3). See generally §§ 6.3.1 (consequences of federal student loan default), 7.5 (restoring aid eligibility), infra.

  • 243 {238} 20 U.S.C. § 1091(a)(6).