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4.1.7.2 Institutional Scholarship Appeal Process

Policy Information

Issuing Office

Financial Aid

Affected Parties

Students

Policy Language

Students seeking an extension or adjustment to institutional scholarships that no longer fit the stated guidelines must submit an appeal to the Financial Aid Office.

Policy Rationale

This policy is in place to ensure proper use and disbursement of institutional aid.

Definition of Glossary Terms

Scholarship: Financial aid that does not have to be repaid. Scholarships may be received from Liberty University or an external organization. In order to be eligible for Liberty scholarships, the student must have a complete and verified FAFSA on file annually.

Procedural Information

Procedures

Institutional Scholarship Appeal Process

A student may appeal the decision to cancel eligibility for a scholarship by sending a detailed, signed letter stating any mitigating circumstances to be considered.  The Financial Aid Scholarship Appeals Committee reviews the submitted appeal and supporting documentation.

Appeals may be submitted to:

Financial Aid Scholarship Appeals Committee
Liberty University Financial Aid Office MSC Box 710282
1971 University Blvd.
Lynchburg, VA  24515
Fax: (434) 582-2053

Email: FinancialAid@liberty.edu

Sanctions

None specified

Exceptions

None

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