Current through Register Vol. XXXIX, No. 11, March 18, 2022
may appeal in writing, the decline of an initial award or renewal award or any
other decision within fifteen (15) days of receiving notification, to the
Director of State Financial Aid Programs. The Director, or his/her designee,
may consult with the appeals committee comprised of financial aid staff and
shall issue a written decision upholding or reversing the initial decision.
10.1.1. An applicant must follow the
Council's policy on drug screening to appeal a failed drug test.
10.1.2. Any applicant appeal of a decision
concerning satisfactory academic progress shall be referred to the institution
for resolution consistent with the institution procedures established for this
applicant may appeal the Director's decision to the Higher Education Student
Financial Aid Advisory Board. Any appeal to the Advisory Board must be filed
within fifteen (15) days of notification to the applicant that his or her
appeal was denied. The appeal must be in writing and detail, with specificity,
the grounds supporting the appeal. The Advisory Board may require additional
evidence or materials be submitted. If the Advisory Board denies the appeal,
the reasons for the denial shall be communicated in writing to the applicant
with an explanation of the reason for the denial. The decision of the Advisory
Board is final.