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
July 13, 2020
Wednesday
July 15, 2020
Friday
July 17, 2020
Students appealing the loss of their scholarship(s) for Fall 2020
Monday
August 3, 2020
Wednesday
August 5, 2020
Friday
August 7, 2020
Students appealing the loss of their scholarship(s) for Fall 2020
1:00 pm
Wednesday
August 19, 2020
Thursday
August 20, 2020
Friday
August 21, 2020
This is the final chance to appeal the loss of scholarship(s) before Fall 2020 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.