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. Uploaded to the Financial Aid Office website
  2. Faxed to 970-247-7108
  3. Mailed to: 
    Financial Aid Office
    Fort Lewis College
    1000 Rim Drive
    Durango, CO 81301-3999

Questions? Contact:

Crystal Fankhauser
Financial Aid Office
970-247-7102
Email Crystal


Deadlines

Deadline Eligible Appeal Applicants
Monday, November 8, 2021 Students who are not registered for Fall 2021 classes and are appealing to receive scholarships in Spring 2022.
Monday, December 6, 2021 Students who are not registered for Fall 2021 classes and are appealing to receive scholarships in Spring 2022.
Monday, January 10, 2021 Students who are appealing to receive scholarships for Spring 2022.  This is the final scholarship appeal deadline before spring classes begin.

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.