• An applicant for an initial Promise Scholarship award may appeal the denial of eligibility for the award with the Director of State Financial Aid Programs.
  • Any appeal must be filed within fifteen (15) days of the applicant receiving notice that he or she is not eligible for an initial award. The appeal must detail in writing, and with specificity, including the grounds supporting the appeal and a finding of eligibility. The director may require additional evidence or materials from the applicant or other parties.
  • If the appeal is denied by the director, the reasons for the denial shall be communicated in writing to the applicant with an explanation of the reason for the denial.
  • An applicant may appeal the director’s decision to a review committee appointed by the Policy Commission.
  • Any appeal to the review committee must be filed within fifteen (15) days of notification to the applicant that his or her initial appeal was denied. The appeal must be in writing and detail, with specificity, the grounds supporting the appeal. The review committee may require additional evidence or materials be submitted. If the review committee 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 review committee is final.

Appeals must be submitted in writing along with any supplemental documentation to either the institutional financial aid director or our office. They can be sent via fax, mail, or email to the following:

West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission
Division of Financial Aid
1018 Kanawha Blvd. East, Suite 700
Charleston, WV 25301

Phone (304) 558-4618
Fax (855) 292-1415
Promise@wvhepc.edu

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