2018-2019 Graduate Catalog

Appeal Process

If a student has special circumstances he/she wishes to report, a written petition must be submitted to the Student Financial Review Committee. The appeal must be based on documented mitigating circumstances beyond the student’s control. Petition forms must be picked up and returned to the Office of Scholarships and Financial Assistance. The Committee will consider written comments, past academic records, documentation of medical or other serious situations, and whether deficiencies can be made up in a reasonable time.

Written appeals and all supporting documentation should be submitted to the Office of Scholarships and Financial Assistance as soon as possible after the end of the trimester the deficiency occurred. The Student Financial Review Committee will review the written appeal and supporting documentation and notify the student in writing of the appeal decision within 14 days from the date received.

To appeal the Student Financial Review Committee’s decision the student must submit a written appeal and all supporting documentation to the Office of the Provost within seven days from the date on the Student Financial Review Committee’s written response. The Provost’s decision is final.