W. Va. Code R. § 135-8-10 - Appeals

Current through Register Vol. XXXIX, No. 11, March 18, 2022

10.1. An applicant 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 purpose.
10.2. The 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.


W. Va. Code R. § 135-8-10

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