College of Law Scholarship Appeal Process

The Scholarship Appeal Committee will review all complete scholarship appeal submissions within 7 business days. The Scholarship Appeal Committee's decision is final and cannot be overturned or re-appealed. Students must follow the process below to appeal a scholarship that has not been renewed. Incomplete or missing documentation will delay the appeal process. Any changes to financial aid awards will be contingent on the types of funds available, eligibility, policies and regulations. After initial review, additional documentation may be required. Appeal review may result in required application corrections. Students waiting for an appeal decision should be fully prepared to assume responsibility for all course enrollment and account balance payment, regardless of the appeal decision.


                                    Scholarship Appeal Process

 

A scholarship appeal is necessary for recipients not currently meeting the scholarship's GPA renewal requirements. A scholarship appeal cannot be used for students who did not receive a merit scholarship upon admission into Loyola's College of Law.

Listed below are the terms of the Scholarship Award Conditions and Acceptance Agreement signed during the initial awarding of the scholarship:

  • A student retains a scholarship award by maintaining the required cumulative GPA of 2.5 or above, reviewed after the 1st academic year and each semester thereafter.

    • If a student achieves the required cumulative GPA of 2.5 or above  at the end of their 1st academic year, the student regains his or her full scholarship award until the next review period.

    • If a student fails to maintain the required cumulative GPA of 2.5 or above at the end of any review period (excluding summer session grades), he or she loses eligibility of their scholarship.

A student has a right to a ONE-TIME *appeal for a probationary semester after initial loss of his or her eligibility.

  • If granted, the student must maintain the required cumulative GPA of 2.5 or above at the end of the probationary semester in order to regain his or her full scholarship award until the next review period. 

  • If a student fails to maintain the required cumulative GPA of 2.5 or above at anytime after a probationary semester has been granted, he or she will lose PERMANENT eligibility of their scholarship.

Requirements for Seeking Appeals:

To initiate the appeal process, a student must submit the following to the Office of Financial Aid:

  • A personal statement (no longer than one page in length) explaining the circumstances of why the minimum requirements were not met, what steps have been taken to regain eligibility and what is the student's plan of action to maintain the minimum requirements in the future. The written statement must include your full name, CWID# and the name of the scholarship. 

  • Supporting documentation (e.g., third-party statements, police reports, an obituary or death certificate, court documentation, or a letter from an attorney or other professional, detailing the reasons for the student’s inability to meet Scholarship Requirements).

If the appeal is based on a student’s own mental or physical illness or injury or disability, please submit the above requirements in addition to,

  • A letter from a licensed health care provider, on the health care provider's letterhead, which contains the following information:

    • The approximate date of onset of the mental or physical illness or injury or disability giving rise to the circumstances surrounding the request for appeal, and the dates through which such condition is reasonably expected to continue;

    • The general nature of the mental or physical illness or injury or disability that gave rise to the request for appeal;

    • The date on which the student anticipates being able to resume his/her scholarship.

Once  all required documents have been received, the Scholarship Committee will review within 7 business days. Students will be notified by our office in writing via email once a decision is made.

 

**Loyola University New Orleans College of Law reserves the right to modify this policy at any time.  Submission of an appeal request does not guarantee approval.**

Thank You,

Law/Graduate/Doctorate Financial Aid

Mailing Address: 7214 St. Charles Ave, Campus Box 919, New Orleans, LA 70118

Physical Address: 526 Pine Street, Room 115

lafinaid@loyno.edu
Phone: 504.861.5551
Fax: 504.861.5734

 

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