Financial appeals procedure

Students appealing a scholarship cancellation or award adjustment should submit an appeals packet that includes:

  1. A completed and signed Scholarship Appeal Form.
  2. A personal statement explaining the student’s situation.
  3. Documentation specified on the Scholarship Appeal Form, or Documentation for a Degree Plan.

You can submit appeal packets three ways, but we must receive it by the published deadline.

  1. Upload to the Financial Aid Office website
  2. Fax: 970-247-7108
  3. Mail to: 
    Financial Aid Office
    Fort Lewis College
    1000 Rim Drive
    Durango, CO 81301-3999

Scholarship Appeal deadlines

Deadline Eligible Appeal Applicants
Monday, October 17, 2022 Students who are appealing to receive scholarships for Fall 2022 or Spring 2023
Monday, November 28, 2022 Students who are appealing to receive scholarships for Fall 2022 or Spring 2023. This is the final appeal deadline for students to appeal to receive a scholarship for fall.
Monday, January 9, 2023 Students who are appealing to receive scholarships for Spring 2023.  This is the last appeal deadline before Spring bills are due.

 

Review process

Appeal packets will be reviewed by the Scholarship Appeals Committee shortly after each deadline. The committee will render one of the following decisions:

  • Deferred.
  • Denied, without option to re-appeal.
  • Denied, with option to re-appeal after meeting cumulative grade point average and credit completion requirements.
  • Approved for immediate reinstatement of full scholarship amount, with or without conditions.
  • Approved for immediate reinstatement of partial scholarship amount, with or without condition

Notification of outcomes of appeals process

Students will be notified of the committee’s decision as soon as possible via their Fort Lewis College email account.

Reinstated scholarship amounts will be posted on the student’s WebOPUS account.

Questions? Contact:

Crystal Fankhauser
Financial Aid Office
Phone: 970-247-7102
Email: Fankhauser_C@fortlewis.edu