Students can lose their financial aid for a number of reasons. The most common reasons include:

  • Not meeting Satisfactory Academic Progress (2.0 cum g.p.a. in college coursework or 1.67 cum g.p.a. in remedial courses and/or meeting a course completion rate of 67%) standards.
  • Exceeding 150% of the maximum number of attempted credit hours allowed (all credits attempted any time at any college) to complete your degree program. For most programs this means you have exceeded 180 credit hours. We highly recommend that you check with the Office of Financial Aid if you are approaching 180 attempted credit hours to ensure that you understand this policy.

Unfortunately, our ability to help is directly dependent upon why your aid was suspended. Students whose funding has been revoked can appeal that decision. To start the process please download and fill out the Financial Aid Suspension Appeal Application and return it to our office by the deadlines listed below. The documents required to appeal are noted on the appeal form.

If you do not have grounds for immediate reinstatement of aid, you can re-establish eligibility by achieving satisfactory progress standards while attending Fort Lewis College without benefit of federal, state, or institutional need-based aid. Once you have met standards, you must submit a new appeal by the appropriate deadline to have your financial aid eligibility reinstated.

PLEASE NOTE:

1. Appeals will not be reviewed if the student has any hold which prevents registration, including when:

  • student has a past due balance;
  • student has not been officially admitted to Fort Lewis College;
  • student is on academic disqualificiation.

2. Students will be notified of the result of their appeal via their Fort Lewis College email.

3. If a student is approved with conditions, which must be met before their will be disbursed, it is the responsibility of the student to notify the Office to Financial Aid when their conditions have been met.

4. If a student’s financial aid appeal is approved their new financial aid award will be posted on their WebOPUS account. Reinstated financial aid will be determined by the Appeals Committee and financial aid policy.

For more information please contact our office.

SAP Appeal Deadline

Eligible Appeal Applicant

4:00 p.m. Monday, March 30, 2015

This deadline is for students seeking to have their financial aid reinstated for summer who are:

  • former students who are officially readmitted for a summer or;
  • continuing students on financial aid suspension who didn’t attend Spring 2015, but plan to attend a Summer term.

4:00pm Wednesday, April 22, 2015

This deadline is for students seeking to have their financial aid reinstated specifically for summer 1, 2, or 3 start dates. These students did not attend Spring 2015.

4:00pm Wednesday, May 6, 2015

This deadline is for students seeking to have their financial aid reinstated for summer 1, 2, 3, 4, or 5 start dates who attended Spring 2015.  Students on suspension who are attending summer 1,2,3 will not know the results of their appeal until after the term begins.

4:00pm  Wednesday, June 3, 2015 This deadline is only for students seeking to have their financial aid reinstated for a Summer 4 or 5 start date and are NOT enrolled in SUMMER 1, 2, OR 3, and for students who are not taking summer, but wish to be reinstated for the Fall 2015 term.
4:00pm  Wednesday June 24, 2015 This deadline is for students seeking to have their financial aid reinstated for Fall 2015 who are not taking summer courses.
4:00pm  Wednesday, July 29, 2015 This deadline is for students seeking to have their financial aid reinstated for the Fall 2015 who are not taking summer courses.
4:00pm  Wednesday, August 5, 2015 This deadline is for students seeking to have their financial aid reinstated for the Fall 2015 who are not taking summer courses.
4:00pm  Wednesday, August 26, 2015 This deadline is for students seeking to have their financial aid reinstated for the Fall 2015 term.  THIS IS THE LAST REGULAR APPEAL DEADLINE FOR FALL.

Be advised that the Office of Financial Aid Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy is distinct and separate from the Scholarship Policy and the Academic Standards Policy of the institution.

There is a separate appeals process for students on Academic Suspension. See Academic Standards policies for details.