Appeal Procedures for Denial of the Hope Scholarship

A student whose Tennessee Hope Scholarship is denied or revoked due to (1) failure to timely enroll or (2) change from full-time to part-time status may appeal that decision. A letter of appeal stating the reason for appeal and including all pertinent documentation should be addressed to the Institutional Review Panel, c/o the Director of Financial Services, Trevecca Nazarene University, 333 Murfreesboro Road, Nashville, TN 37210. The Institutional Review Panel is comprised of the director of financial services, the assistant controller, the associate director of financial aid, and the director of admissions. Appeals will be reviewed and a decision will be rendered within 14 calendar days after the appeal is properly filed.

If the appeal is denied by the Institutional Review Panel, the student may appeal that decision to the Tennessee Student Assistance Corporation’s TELS Award Appeals Panel. The student seeking an appeal of a decision rendered by the Institutional Review Panel shall submit an appeal, which includes a written statement outlining the basis for the appeal, to the Corporation within 45 calendar days from the date that the decision was delivered to the student.