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Can a DUI change your college path?

On Behalf of | Oct 29, 2022 | DUI

Getting a DUI may seem like a big deal, especially if it is a first-time offense. Unfortunately, this is the truth: getting a DUI is a big deal, and it can impact various areas of a person’s life.

This includes their college career path, which might suffer in numerous ways due to one single DUI.

DUI convictions and college finances

The College Investor discusses the true impact of one DUI on a student’s future path. First, it could have devastating financial repercussions. Many students fear getting expelled from their college as a result of a DUI conviction, but in reality, this is actually a somewhat rare occurrence. Instead, many colleges choose to remove their financial support of the student instead. This could lead to the student having to leave anyway, due to being unable to afford attendance.

A DUI can block potential career studying options for a student, too. Many fields do not hire people with a DUI on record. This includes government positions as well as any job that involves children, including teaching.

Trouble with housing

In the aftermath, students can even find it hard to gain access to housing. Some landlords will pass over applicants due to their criminal history, even if it is just one DUI conviction on record. This could prove problematic because some colleges will refuse to let students with DUIs on record stay on campus.

In essence, a DUI could still remove a student’s ability to attend college even if they do not get ejected from the college directly. It can also impact their ability to pursue their career plans.