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POLICY DEVELOPMENT

Issuing Office:

Financial Aid Office

Policy Author:

Senior VP of Student Financial Services

Contributing Offices:

Admissions, Advising, Student Advocate Office

Affected Parties:

Students

Location where Existing Policy can be Viewed:

http://www.liberty.edu/index.cfm?PID=19260


Complete Wording of New or Revised Policy:

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.

SACS Criteria:

The Principles of Accreditation: Comprehensive Standards – 3.4.9

Other Regulatory Criteria:

NA

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.

Policy Keywords:

Scholarship, Appeal

Implementation Description:

This policy is implemented and is maintained by the Financial Aid Office.  Each appeal is considered on a case-by-case basis.

PROCEDURES FOR IMPLEMENTATION AND REVIEW

Policy Administrators:

Financial Aid Office

Policy Review Cycle:

Annual

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.  The students will be notified of the decision in writing within 30 days. 

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:

NA

Exceptions:

None

Other Policy Link Locations:

http://www.liberty.edu/financeadmin/financialaid/index.cfm?PID=21792

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