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1 US CA: Edu: Lawsuits Attack Policy Denying Funds to StudentsTue, 04 Apr 2006
Source:Daily Bruin (UCLA, CA Edu) Author:Yim, Helen Area:California Lines:110 Added:04/06/2006

Group Says Law Prohibiting Financial Aid to Offenders Is Unconstitutional, Hurts Lower Class

The U.S. Department of Education has recently been hit by a series of lawsuits from groups seeking to repeal a policy that prevents college students who have been convicted of drug offenses from receiving federal financial aid.

The first suit concluded last week when the Department of Education agreed to provide Students for Sensible Drug Policy, one of the groups opposing the policy, with data on the effects of the law - broken down by state - and waived the $4,000 fee the department had initially planned to charge.

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