2020-2021 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 semester 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.

In the instance a student feels due process was not provided or believes the Financial Appeals Committee did not give appropriate and timely attention to the petition, the student may contact the Office of Financial Assistance to request a meeting to review the petition with the Director of Financial Assistance.