The Tennessee Education Lottery Scholarship (TELS) and the Tennessee Promise Scholarship (TPS) are awarded based on policies set forth by the Tennessee Student Assistance Corporation (TSAC). TSAC's TELS policy allows an appeal process for students who fail to meet enrollment requirements due to extenuating medical or personal circumstances. An appeals process is not available to students who fail to meet GPA or other requirements. Lottery scholarship recipients who fail to meet continuing eligibility requirements will have their scholarships cancelled beginning with the next semester.
1.Any student who has been determined ineligible by the Student Financial Services (SFS) office to receive their TELS and/or TPS award may appeal to the universitys Institutional Review Panel (IRP) in writing. A letter including the following:
reason for appeal along with supporting documentation for the semester(s) that the student failed to meet requirements must be provided to the SFS office by mail, in person or electronically. The SFS office is located in Memorial Hall, room 103 on the Cumberland University Campus. Complete contact information can be found on the university website. |
2.The Universitys IRP consists of the following 5 members:
Executive Director of Enrollment Services (or Director of Admissions)
Director of Student Financial Services
Assistant Director of Student Financial Services
Director of Institutional Research
Executive Director, Development & Alumni Relations or a member of the Academic division as available.
3.The IPR panel will meet with 10 business days of the receipt of an appeal. Once the appeal is reviewed and a decision made the IRP will notify the student in writing to their home address within 7-10 business days of the meeting. The letter will contain the information necessary should the student choose to appeal the IRPs decision to TSAC.