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
Email Crystal


Deadline Date of Hearing Date of Notification of Decision Eligible Appeal Applicants
Monday, August 2, 2021 Wednesday, August 4, 2021 Friday, August 6, 2021 Students who are not currently taking classes appealing the loss of their scholarship(s) for Fall 2021.
Monday, August 23, 2021 Wednesday, August 25, 2021 Friday, August 27, 2021 This is the final chance to appeal the loss of scholarship(s) before Fall 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.