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
  4. Hand delivered to the Skyhawk Station, Room 160, Skyhawk Station

Questions? Contact:

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


Deadlines

Deadline Date of Hearing Date of Notification of Decision Eligible Appeal Applicants
Monday
Nov. 9, 2020
Wednesday
Nov. 11, 2020
Friday
Nov. 13, 2020
Students who are not currently taking classes appealing the loss of their scholarship(s) for Spring 2021.
Monday
Jan. 18, 2021
Wednesday
Jan. 20, 2021
Friday
Jan. 22, 2021
This is the final chance to appeal the loss of scholarship(s) before Spring 2021 classes begin
Monday
Mar. 22, 2021
Wednesday
Mar. 24, 2021
Friday
Mar. 26, 2021
Students who are not currently taking classes appealing the loss of their scholarship(s) for Summer or Fall 2021.
1:00 pm
Wednesday
May 19, 2021
Thursday
May 20, 2021
Friday
May 21, 2021
This is the final chance to appeal the loss of scholarship(s) before Summer 2021 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.