What to do when you lose financial aid

Undergraduate students working on their first bachelor's degree go on financial aid suspension (lose their financial aid eligibility) if they don't meet Satisfactory Academic Progress standards (SAP) by:

  • Not maintaining a 2.0 cumulative GPA in college-level coursework  
  • Not maintaining at least a 1.66 cum GPA in their TRS<link> coursework
  • Not having a course completion rate of 67% (pace)
  • Were reinstated through the appeals process and did not strictly follow their approved plan
  • Exceed 180 attempted credit hours

Students on financial suspension can appeal.

Appeal process for immediate reinstatement

Fill out the Financial Aid Suspension Appeal Application and return it to the Financial Aid Office, along with any applicable supporting documentation, by the correct deadline.

Students appealing because they've reached their maximum time frame will need to include a degree plan form.

Get help with an appeal process

Appeal process when you're not eligible for immediate reinstatement

"Earn Back" appeal

If you're not eligible for immediate reinstatement, you can re-establish eligibility by achieving SAP standards while attending FLC without federal, state, or need-based institutional aid, including federal loans. 

Once you meet SAP standards, you can appeal as an "Earn Back" to regain financial aid eligibility. We will use only courses taken at Fort Lewis College to calculate your new GPA.

Important information

  1. Appeals will not be reviewed if the student's academic standing is an academic disqualification.
  2. Students will receive an email notification of the result of their appeal in their FLC email.
  3. Students must comply with any appeal conditions by the designated deadlines.

Financial aid suspension is not the same as Academic Disqualification

The Financial Aid Office's SAP Policy is separate from FLC's Scholarship policies and Academic Standards policies for Academic Disqualification.

Deadline Eligible Appeal Applicants
Monday, February 6, 2023 Students appealing for financial aid for Spring and Summer 2023. **Spring bills are due by January 31, so you cannot count on your appeal being approved to pay your Spring bill.**
Monday, March 6, 2023 Students appealing for financial aid for Spring and Summer 2023.
Monday, April 3, 2023 Students appealing for financial aid for Spring and Summer 2023. This is the final appeal hearing before Summer classes begin.