Appeals Procedure

Students appealing a scholarship cancellation or award adjustment should submit an appeals packet consisting of:

  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. Click here if your documentation requires a Degree Plan.

Appeal packets may be submitted in four ways, but must be received by the published deadline:

  1. Hand delivered to the Financial Aid Office, Room 101, Skyhawk Station
  2. Emailed to the Financial Aid Office with subject line “Scholarship Appeal for [Student’s Name]."
  3. Faxed to 970-247-7108
  4. Mailed to the Financial Aid Office, Fort Lewis College, 1000 Rim Drive, Durango, CO 81301-3999

Questions? Contact:

Diana Longwell, Scholarship Coordinator
Financial Aid Office
970-247-7142
Email Diana


Deadlines

Deadline

Date of Hearing

Date of Notification of Decision

Eligible Appeal Applicants

1 p.m., Monday
January 27, 2020

Tuesday
January 28, 2020

Tuesday
January 28, 2020

This appeal deadline is the final deadline for students appealing for tuition merit scholarship eligibility in Spring 2020.

Monday,
April 13, 2020

Wednesday
April 15, 2020

Friday
April 17, 2020

This appeal deadline is for students not attending Spring 2020 who are appealing for tuition merit scholarship in Summer or Fall 2020.

1 p.m. Wednesday
May 13, 2020

Thursday
May 14, 2020

Friday
May 15, 2020

This appeal deadline is the final deadline before Summer 2020 census date.

Monday
June 15, 2020

Wednesday
June 17, 2020

Friday
June 19, 2020

This appeal deadline is for students who are appealing for tuition merit scholarship in Fall 2020.

Monday
July 13, 2020

Wednesday
July 15, 2020

Friday
July 17, 2020

For students who are appealing for tuition merit scholarship in Fall 2020.

Monday
August 10, 2020

Wednesday
August 12, 2020

Friday
August 14, 2020

For students who are appealing for tuition merit scholarship in Fall 2020.


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 conditions.

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.