Asa Hutchinson Reviews Student Financial Aid Laws - KAIT Jonesboro, AR - Region 8 News, weather, sports

Fayetteville

Asa Hutchinson Reviews Student Financial Aid Laws

October 22, 2005--Posted at 11:20 p.m. CST

FAYETTEVILLE--Asa Hutchinson, former head of the Drug Enforcement Administration, says a college student's past drug convictions should not automatically disqualify that person from
receiving financial aid.

Now a Republican candidate for Arkansas governor, Hutchinson said society would benefit if federal law preventing financial aid to college students with a drug record were changed to allow for
certain circumstances.

He said he does not advocate a complete disregard of a financial aid applicant's drug history, but the law should take into account, for instance, whether the student was on financial aid before the
crime occurred and the nature of the crime, such as whether it was a drug-dealing offense.

Hutchinson said denying access to education might not be a good
move. Congress authorized the aid restriction in 1998 as part of the
Higher Education Act. A pending House bill would repeal the
provision.

(Copyright 2005 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

  • Region 8 News</span><a class="customMoreLink" href="/Global/category.asp?C=4391" target="_top">More >></a>Region 8 NewsMore>>

  • Arkansas Methodist Medical Center to provide remembrance plates

    Arkansas Methodist Medical Center to provide remembrance plates

    Monday, March 27 2017 11:36 PM EDT2017-03-28 03:36:19 GMT
    Monday, March 27 2017 11:57 PM EDT2017-03-28 03:57:35 GMT
    (Source: Jancey Sheats)(Source: Jancey Sheats)

    A program to help families remember family members they have lost is now at Arkansas Methodist Medical Center. 

    A program to help families remember family members they have lost is now at Arkansas Methodist Medical Center. 

  • Report of suspicious activity turns up meth, pseudoephedrine, prescription pills

    Report of suspicious activity turns up meth, pseudoephedrine, prescription pills

    Monday, March 27 2017 11:54 PM EDT2017-03-28 03:54:03 GMT
    Bodey Hanley (Source: Craighead Co. Sheriff's Department)Bodey Hanley (Source: Craighead Co. Sheriff's Department)

    Jonesboro police charged two Jonesboro residents with five felonies each after they found them in possession of drugs and drug paraphernalia.

    Jonesboro police charged two Jonesboro residents with five felonies each after they found them in possession of drugs and drug paraphernalia.

  • Girl with autoimmune disorder praised by Army

    Girl with autoimmune disorder praised by Army

    Monday, March 27 2017 11:39 PM EDT2017-03-28 03:39:47 GMT
    Monday, March 27 2017 11:49 PM EDT2017-03-28 03:49:16 GMT
    (Source: Courtney Payne)(Source: Courtney Payne)

    A Jonesboro girl suffering from a common autoimmune disorder, which causes hair loss, was recognized by the US Army for her bravery in participating in a beauty pageant.

    A Jonesboro girl suffering from a common autoimmune disorder, which causes hair loss, was recognized by the US Army for her bravery in participating in a beauty pageant.

Powered by Frankly