Financial Aid Appeals
Students who are no longer eligible to receive financial aid because they do not meet satisfactory academic progress standards may appeal if they have experienced extenuating circumstances. To complete the appeals process, students should obtain an Appeal form from the Department of Financial Aid or www.westga.edu/finaid and submit supporting documentation along with their letter explaining the circumstances. The deadline to submit an appeal for a semester is noon on the second day of drop-add. Any appeals submitted after this deadline will be considered but not before the fee payment deadline.
Appeals are reviewed on a preliminary basis by the Financial Aid Appeals Committee, consisting of staff members in the Department of Financial Aid. Appeals which are denied will be referred to the Financial Aid Review Board at the student's request. The Review Board meets to consider cases referred by the Financial Aid Appeals Committee. The Review Board makes recommendations to the Associate Vice President for Enrollment Management or his designee, who issues a final decision to the student regarding his or her appeal.