Student Travel Appeals
The appeals process is designed to assist students that have serious extenuating circumstances and are seeking relief from the travel committee regarding their decision. Appeals must be initiated no later than 30 days after the denial notification is sent from the travel committee. Late appeals will not be reviewed. A student may submit an appeal based only on the grounds listed below. Documentation supporting your appeal is required. You may be eligible for an appeal if:
- You met the minimum eligibility qualifications at the time you submitted your application.
- In processing your application, there was an error at no fault of yours. Please note that an error made by you (the student) does not constitute grounds for appeal.
- You have a medical, extended physical/mental illness or debilitating injury/accident
- Unforeseen military orders.
- Death to an immediate family member. An immediate family member is defined as a parent; sibling; child by blood, adoption, or marriage; spouse; grandparent or grandchild.
Note: A change in employment (or work schedule) does not constitute an “extenuating circumstance”.
Gather all supporting documentation to upload with your appeal. Appeals submitted without supporting documentation will be denied and cannot be resubmitted.
Documentation may include, but is not limited to:
- Official notification from registrar’s office showing you met the minimum eligibility requirements to travel.
- Proof that there was an error in processing your application at no fault of your own.
- Medical documentation with signature from medical staff.
- Documentation of unforeseen military deployment.
- Death Certificate, Obituary, or Funeral Program of immediate family member. Must be able to demonstrate that the family member is “immediate”.
Decisions made by the Student Travel Committee for travel awards can only be appealed to the Appeal Committee. The Appeal Committee decision is final and cannot be resubmitted. Only one appeal can be submitted per travel application.