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Financial Aid


The purpose of Student Financial Services is to be consistent with the mission of Lindsey Wilson College by providing financial counseling and assistance to students in a caring and concerned manner consistent with the standards set forth by appropriate accrediting and governing bodies. Our function is to promote scholarship, grant, loan and employment opportunities for qualified and deserving students.

We are committed to assisting students to fund their college education through financial aid such as scholarships, grants, loans and federal work study programs. In order to be eligible for financial aid, students must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) every year. The priority deadline is October 31 of each year.

PRIORITY DEADLINE FOR FAFSA

Contact Information

Location: Elizabeth Lowe Whitfield Building
Phone: 270-384-8022
Fax: 270-384-8503
E-mail: financialaid@lindsey.edu
Access your financial aid account: Banner Web

Hours of Operations

(All Times Central)

Monday - Friday
7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
7 a.m. - 4 p.m. (Summer)

Saturday, Sunday
Closed



Frequently Asked Financial Aid Questions

  1. How do I apply for Financial Aid?

  2. What is the deadline to apply for Financial Aid?
    • The priority deadline for Kentucky Residents to receive a Kentucky Tuition Grant and College Access Program Grant is October 31.

  3. What is a FSA ID?
    • An FSA ID is a username and password that you must use to log in to certain U.S. Department of Education (ED) websites. Your FSA ID identifies you as someone who has the right to access your own personal information on ED websites such as the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) at https://studentaid.gov/h/apply-for-aid/fafsa.

      Your FSA ID is used to sign legally binding documents electronically. It has the same legal status as a written signature. Don't give your FSA ID to anyone-not even to someone helping you fill out the FAFSA. Sharing your FSA ID could put you at risk of identity theft

      Parents of dependent students are required to have their own FSA ID to sign the child's FAFSA electronically. If you have more than one child attending college, you can use the same FSA ID to sign all applications. Please note: Each FSA ID user must have a unique e-mail address.

  4. Why can't I use my Federal Student Aid PIN?
    • The FSA ID replaced the Federal Student Aid PIN. If you already have a PIN, you can link your information to your new FSA ID by entering your PIN while registering for your FSA ID. (This will save you time when registering for your FSA ID.) However, a PIN is not required to create an FSA ID.

  5. My parents don't support me financially. Can I apply as an independent student?
    • In order to be considered independent for financial aid purposes you must meet one of the following criteria:
      • You must turn 24 before January 1 of the academic year that you are applying for.
      • Be a Graduate/Professional student.
      • Be married.
      • Have children who receive more than half of their support from you.
      • Have dependents (other than your children/spouse) that live with you and receive more than half of their support from you.
      • Be an orphan or ward/dependent of the court.
      • Be a veteran of the United States Armed Forces.
      • You are or were an emancipated minor as determined by a court in your state of legal residence.
      • You are or were in legal guardianship as determined by a court in your state of legal residence.
      • Your high school determined that you were an unaccompanied youth who was homeless in the year before you are applying for financial aid.
      • A director of an emergency shelter or transitional housing program funded by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development determined that you were an unaccompanied youth who was homeless in the year before you are applying for financial aid.
      • A director of a runaway or homeless youth basic center or transitional living program determined that you were an unaccompanied youth who was homeless or was self-supporting and at risk of being homeless in the year before you are applying for financial aid.
      • If you do not meet any of the criteria listed above, but can document extreme family circumstances that prevent you from obtaining your parents information/support, you may file for a Dependency Override with the Financial Aid Office for a possible reevaluation of your status.

  6. My parents are divorced. Whose information do I need to use?
    • You should use the parent who provides the most support for you. Please keep in mind that if your parent is remarried, you must also include your step-parent's financial information on your FAFSA.

  7. Can I receive financial aid from more than one institution at the same time?
    • No. You can only receive Financial Aid from one institution at a time.

  8. Do I have to reapply for financial aid every year?
    • Yes, you must complete the FAFSA every year.

  9. How many hours do I need to take to be a full time undergraduate student?
    • 12 hours per term is considered full time.

  10. What does verification mean?
    • Verification is the confirmation through documentation that the information provided on a student's Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is correct. The federal government requires colleges and universities to verify or confirm the data reported by students and their parent(s) on the FAFSA.

  11. Who is KHEAA Verify?
    • Kentucky Higher Education Authority (KHEAA) is a third party servicer who processes verification for Lindsey Wilson College.

  12. How do I contact KHEAA Verify?

  13. When do I have to start paying on my student loans?
    • Direct loans have a grace period of six months. You must start paying on your direct student loans six months after you graduate, leave school, or drop below half-time status.

  14. How do I know how much I have borrowed in student loans? To whom do I make my loan payments?
    • Information on your federal loan debt, such as loan holder information, which program you borrowed from, and how much you have borrowed is available at https://studentaid.gov/h/manage-loans.

Financial Assistance

General Information

Lindsey Wilson College's financial aid program offers a variety of federal, state, and institutional funds. Financial aid awards may include grants, loans, and student employment. Scholarships may also be awarded to degree-seeking students based on their financial need and/or academic achievement. Applications for admission will be reviewed for scholarship eligibility. All financial aid programs administered through the college require acceptance for admission to the college and completion of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Students who complete these requirements and, if necessary, the verification process by November 1 receive priority. Applications submitted after that date will be subject to availability of funds. Each applicant will be notified of financial aid eligibility. Awards will be made to qualified students until funds are depleted. Students who are not eligible for federal programs due to default status or drug-related charges or who are rejected by the federal government for other reasons will not be eligible to receive any financial assistance.

Students who are enrolled simultaneously in a bachelor or master's degree program and a certificate program are eligible for federal financial assistance if they meet the eligibility requirements for Title IV aid. Students who are enrolled in a certificate program and who are pursuing a bachelor or master's degree are eligible for federal financial assistance if they are enrolled at least half-time and if they meet the eligibility requirements for Title IV aid.

    Note: Institutional grants and scholarships are awarded only in amounts equal to the direct educational assistance needed for the academic year at hand. Direct educational expenses at Lindsey Wilson College are defined as tuition and fees, in addition to room and board for residential students. Institutional grants and scholarships are awarded, according to individual need, after federal and state awards have been made. Institutional grants and scholarships will be adjusted to prevent over-awarding.

No student will receive more than one institutional academic scholarship. Except for the Begley Scholarship and the Wesley Scholars Program, all tuition scholarships and grants will cover only the first 12-18 hours each fall and spring semester. Students must pay for any hours more than 18.

Institutional grants and scholarships are available for eight consecutive semesters for bachelor's degree programs and four consecutive semesters for associate degree programs, when all other restrictions are met. Only those students enrolled full-time on the A.P. White Campus in Columbia are eligible for institutional grants and scholarships unless otherwise noted. All institutional scholarships and grants are subject to change without notice.

In accordance with federal regulations for students receiving federal assistance, Lindsey Wilson College has a policy concerning a drug-free environment. This policy is available for review in the Office of the Vice President for Administration & Finance.

Federal Financial Aid

Students may receive federal financial aid as a full-time or part-time student. Part-time attendance will be prorated accordingly. To remain eligible, the student must meet the conditions of minimum satisfactory academic progress (SAP).

Withdrawal Refund Policy

Official withdrawals from the college require that a formal withdrawal process be followed. This includes the completion of an official Withdrawal form that requires authorizing signatures from the Academic Affairs, Financial Aid, Registrar's, and Business Offices. Contact the Business Office at (270) 384-8011 for specific semester dates and refund amounts. Students who withdraw are subject to the following tuition refund policy:

  • 100 percent before the second day of the semester.
  • On the second day of the semester and thereafter, tuition refunds are calculated by determining the percentage of instructional days the student will not be attending to the total number of instructional days in the semester. The student will receive a pro-rated refund, to the student account, based upon that percentage.
  • In the case of the winter term, no refunds will be made after the end of registration (first day of classes), with the exception of students covered by the Virginia refund policy.
  • Should the official withdrawal date occur after 60 percent of the instructional days in the semester have been completed, no refunds will be granted. This policy applies to A.P. White Campus in Columbia, online, and community campus classes with the exception of students covered by the Virginia refund policy.
  • In determining the percentage of the payment period or period of enrollment completed for a student who withdraws from a program offered in modules, the school includes in the denominator (the total number of calendar days in the payment period or period of enrollment) all days within the period that the student was scheduled to complete prior to ceasing attendance. Unless a student provides written confirmation of future attendance in the payment period or period of enrollment, a student who drops all the future classes that s/he was scheduled to attend between modules (when the student is not attending classes) is considered to have withdrawn, and a Return of Title IV Funds calculation is required.

If second module class(es) are dropped prior to the break between modules and the student is still enrolled in the first module, this is treated as a schedule change and no charges are removed for the second module class(es); however, if applicable, the student's Pell Grant is adjusted accordingly.

If second module class(es) are dropped after the first module is completed but during the break between the first and second module, then charges are removed for the second module class(es) and Return of Title IV (R2T4) is completed accordingly.

If second module class(es) are dropped after attending classes the first day of the second module or a later date in the second module, the student is treated as a full-term withdrawal and R2T4 would apply.

The official date for the refund calculation of "instructional days not attended" shall be the date on the official Withdrawal form presented to the Business Office. The Office of Student Financial Services will review unofficial withdrawals (F or NC grades) at midterm and at the end of each semester to determine if a Return of Title IV Funds calculation is necessary.

The formula used in the federal Return of Titles IV Funds calculation divides the aid disbursed to the student account into "earned aid" and "unearned aid." During the first 60 percent of the period of enrollment (semester), the student "earns" Title IV funds in direct proportion to the length of time the student remains enrolled. If the student remains enrolled beyond the 60 percent point of the semester, then aid is considered earned for the period (semester). "Unearned" Title IV funds are the amount of disbursed aid that exceeds the amount of aid earned under the formula.

    Note: Also see the following policies: Transcript Records of Dropped Courses and Adding and/or Dropping a Course.

Terms of Payment

All tuition and fees are payable at the Business Office. No student is permitted to complete registration or attend classes until all fees and charges are paid or students have set up and are current with a payment plan at Educational Computer Systems, Inc. (ECSI).

Transcripts will not be released to students who are indebted to the college. Registration at the college for another semester will not be permitted until any indebtedness is fully paid. In addition, the Business Office will hold the diploma of any student who has met all graduation requirements but who has an outstanding student account balance. The diploma will be released to the student when the account is paid in full.


Other Refund Rules

Dropping a Course

In all cases, once a financial aid disbursement check is mailed to the student or deposited into a student bank account, there will be no refunds given on any courses dropped. If a course is dropped before it begins and adjustments are made to the student's account, the financial aid package will be adjusted accordingly. For courses taken on the A.P. White Campus in Columbia, no refund will be made on a course dropped after the second week following the first day of classes for the fall and spring semesters. For Lindsey Wilson College courses at community campus locations and in online courses, no refunds will be given on a dropped course after the first week.

Winter Session Courses

No refunds of charges are granted after the registration deadline with the exception of students covered by the Virginia refund policy.

Summer Session Courses

Refunds of charges are based on the number of hours and the term(s) for which the student is registered.

Board

The official withdrawal date determines the amount of prorated refund, if any, a student may receive.

Residence Hall Room

No refund will be made on residence hall rent after the first week of classes because rooms are engaged for the entire semester.

Student Activity Fee

This fee is non-refundable after the first week of classes. The fee covers the cost of activities the college has contracted in advance.

Student Technology Fee

The fee is non-refundable. This fee covers the cost of software licensing and the availability of technology that must be provided at the start of the term.

Virginia Refund Policy

Students residing in Virginia who are enrolled and taking classes in Virginia or online shall be subject to the following refund policy:
  • Full refund if the student withdraws during the drop/add period.
  • 75 percent refund if 0-25 percent of class completed.
  • 50 percent refund if 26-50 percent of class completed.
  • 25 percent refund if 51-75 percent of class completed.
  • No refund if 75-100 percent of class completed.



Title IV

Lindsey Wilson College participates in "federal student aid" programs which is synonymous with the term "Title IV." Title IV aid is acquired once a student fills out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form for every aid year and their final expected family contribution (EFC) is calculated to determine a student's eligibility. In order for students to receive Title IV aid, they must complete all verification requirements and make sure they have provided resolution to any conflicting information that the Office of Student Financial Services has requested. Lindsey Wilson College has partnered with the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (KHEAA) to complete the verification process.

Return of Title IV Federal Student Aid

If a student completely withdraws from the college during the first 60 percent of a semester, a portion of the federal Title IV aid disbursed to the student must be returned to the financial aid programs. The percentage of Title IV aid required to be returned is based on the percentage of time remaining in the semester as of the student's date of withdrawal. This is the date a student provides a properly completed Withdrawal form to the Registrar's Office indicating the student's intent to completely withdraw from the college. The amount of assistance that a student has earned is determined on a pro-rata basis.

The formula used in the Federal Return of Title IV Funds (R2T4) calculation divides the aid disbursed to the student account into "earned aid" and "unearned aid." During the first 60 percent of the period of enrollment (semester), the student "earns" Title IV funds in direct proportion to the length of time the student remains enrolled. If a student is enrolled beyond the 60 percent point of the semester, then aid is considered earned for the entire period (semester). "Unearned" Title IV funds are the amount of disbursed aid that exceeds the amount of aid earned under the formula.

Calculation of the percentage of Title IV funds a student has earned upon withdrawal is based on:

  • Number of calendar days completed ÷ total calendar days in the payment period = % of the Title IV aid earned.
  • Percentage of Title IV aid earned x total amount disbursed + aid that could have been disbursed = dollar amount of Title IV aid earned.
  • Scheduled breaks of five or more days are excluded from the number of days in a payment period.

It is the college's responsibility to return unearned aid within 45 days of withdrawal.

Funds will be returned first to the Title IV loan programs and then the Title IV grant programs in the following order:

  1. Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loan
  2. Federal Direct Subsidized Loan
  3. Federal Direct Graduate PLUS Loan
  4. Federal Direct Parent PLUS Loan
  5. Federal Pell Grant
  6. Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant
  7. TEACH Grant
  8. Iraq & Afghanistan Service Grant

If a student's withdrawal results in Title IV funds earned but not yet disbursed, the student may be entitled to a post-withdrawal disbursement which Lindsey Wilson College will disburse with 45 days. Loans will be offered to the student within 30 days of withdrawal. Notification will be sent to their personal email address and Lindsey Wilson College email address and a letter will be mailed to them. Students will have 14 days from the date of the letter to submit the loan request.

If a student is required to return Title IV funds, Lindsey Wilson College will notify the student within 30 days of withdrawal via the student's personal and Lindsey Wilson College email addresses of the amount the student must repay. A letter will also be mailed to the student's home address. If a student unofficially withdraws, Lindsey Wilson College will use the last date of attendance to determine the withdrawal date. This date may be determined by a completed assignment, contact with instructors for last date of attendance, or information from other college personnel.


Financial Aid Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) Policy

Department of Education regulations require all students who receive Title IV or state financial aid to make measurable academic progress toward a degree. Progress is determined quantitatively (pace) and qualitatively (grade point average). Only credits applicable to students' current level (undergraduate or graduate) are considered when determining SAP status. The Office of Student Financial Services monitors SAP at the end of each term.

Enrollment

The minimum standard of enrollment, as determined by federal regulations, for full-time status is 12 credit hours per term. The minimum standard for part-time enrollment is six credit hours per term.

Quantitative and Qualitative Components

Students who meet the following quantitative and qualitative components for SAP are considered to be in Good SAP standing. Maximum Timeframe: The maximum timeframe in which students must complete their degree cannot exceed 150 percent of the length of their program. Bachelor's degrees at Lindsey Wilson College require a minimum of 120 credit hours, and associate degrees require a minimum of 60 credit hours. Graduate programs at Lindsey Wilson College vary in length.
  • Associate degree seeking students can attempt up to 90 credit hours;
  • Bachelor's degree seeking students can attempt up to 180 credit hours;
  • Master's degree seeking students can attempt up to 90 credit hours; and
  • Doctoral students can attempt up to 108 credit hours.

Once the maximum number of hours has been attempted, eligibility for Title IV aid and state aid is terminated. All credit hours attempted are used toward the 150 percent regardless whether Title IV and/or state aid was received. All withdrawals (W), incompletes (I), repeated courses, no credit courses (NC), failed courses (F), and transferred hours that are accepted toward a student's program of study are counted as hours attempted in the maximum time frame.

Completion Rate: The completion ratio is used to assess the quantitative (pace) component of SAP and is determined by dividing the number of overall attempted credits by the overall earned credit hours. To meet the quantitative (pace) component of SAP, students must successfully complete a percentage of their cumulative courses as listed in the table below to be eligible for Title IV and state aid. All credits at the students' current level, including transfer hours, are used in assessing completion ratio. Grades of W, F, I, and NC and repeated courses will count as credit hours attempted.

For example, if a student attempts six credit hours in the fall and six credit hours in the spring term, s/he must earn eight credit hours to remain in good standing: 12 x 66.7% = 8.

Grade Point Average: To meet the qualitative (GPA) component of SAP, students must meet the minimum GPA as listed in the table below to be eligible for Title IV and state aid.

Student Rank

Undergraduate Students






Semester Count

1
2
3
4
5
6
7+

Overall Completion Ratio

50%
50%
50%
50%
75%
75%
75%

Overall GPA

1.25
1.5
1.75
1.75
1.90
1.90
2.0
Graduate Students
1+
66.7%
3.0

Coursework

Repeats

The grade earned the last time a course is repeated becomes the official grade for the course and will be used in calculating the qualitative component. Students may repeat a course one time and have it count toward their credits for eligibility and receive Title IV and state aid. If a student takes a course for a third time, that course cannot be used toward his/her eligibility for Title IV and state aid. For example, if the student takes nine other credit hours plus the failed course for the third time, the student would receive aid for only nine credit hours. If a student takes 12 other credit hours plus the failed course for the third time, s/he is deemed to be full time and can receive full Title IV and state aid for the term.

Developmental

Developmental courses (0800 and 0900) are included when calculating the enrollment status for Title IV and state aid eligibility purposes. Developmental courses are counted in attempted and earned credits and are calculated in the cumulative grade point average. These courses are also included when evaluating satisfactory academic progress (SAP).

If a student must repeat a developmental course more than once, the second repeated course cannot be calculated in the enrollment status for Title IV and state aid purposes. If a grade of NC (no credit) is received on a developmental course, it is not considered a passing grade.

Miscellaneous

Only transfer credits that are accepted and count toward the degree, along with all Lindsey Wilson College credits, will be used to determine SAP.

Grades and courses attempted will be used to determine SAP for students regardless of whether they declare academic bankruptcy through the academic policy.


Financial Aid Sanctions

Students failing to meet minimum satisfactory academic progress (SAP), as outlined above, are subject to the following sanctions:
  • Financial Aid Warning: Students who fall below the minimum SAP for the first time and complete one or more credit hour will be placed on Financial Aid Warning for the following semester. Students who are placed on Financial Aid Warning status may continue to receive Title IV and state aid without submitting an appeal.

    Student status will be reviewed at the end of the warning semester. If a student does not meet SAP at the end of the Financial Aid Warning semester, students will be placed on Financial Aid Termination status.

  • Financial Aid Termination: Students who fall below the minimum SAP and do not qualify for Financial Aid Warning status are placed on Financial Aid Termination status.

    Students may regain eligibility for Title IV and state financial aid by taking courses at their own expense and/or utilizing other funding sources until the minimum GPA and Completion Ratio requirements are met. However, students who exceed 150% of the credit hours required for their program may regain eligibility only through an appeal process.

    To appeal the SAP determination, reference the Regaining Eligibility section below.

  • Financial Aid Probation: Students who qualify for Financial Aid Termination status but who have an approved appeal are placed on Financial Aid Probation status. Academic progress is reviewed at the end of each enrolled term. Students must meet the minimum overall GPA and completion ratio SAP standards for the term(s) enrolled to maintain Financial Aid Probation status.

    If the minimum overall SAP standards are not met for the term reviewed, students will be placed in Financial Aid Termination status. To regain eligibility, students may submit another appeal based on a reason different from the first appeal.

    If it is determined that the student can meet SAP at the end of the subsequent semester, s/he will be placed in good SAP status.

Regaining Eligibility

Students may regain eligibility for Title IV and state financial aid by taking courses at their own expense and/or utilizing other funding sources until the minimum GPA and completion ratio requirements are met. However, students who exceed 150 percent of the credit hours required for the program may regain eligibility only through an appeal process.

The Appeal Process

When students fail to meet SAP, they have the right to appeal the determination if there were extenuating circumstances that prevented them from meeting SAP. Extenuating circumstances include but are not limited to illness, injury, or death of a family member.

The appeal must be submitted in writing to the Office of Students Financial Services and an explanation of the following must be given:

  • The reason SAP was not met, and
  • What has changed that will allow SAP to be met at the end of the next term.

Notification of Results

Students will be notified of the appeal decision via email and mail, and the status of the appeal decision is made visible on Banner Self Service. Possible decisions are:
  • Denial: Students with a denied appeal may continue to attend but must pay all tuition and fees. Denied appeals result in SAP status of Financial Aid Termination; or
  • Approval: Students with an approved appeal are set to Financial Aid Probation status and must meet the minimum overall GPA and completion ratio SAP standards for the term(s) enrolled to maintain eligibility.



Academic Policies and Regulations

Academic requirements and regulations of Lindsey Wilson College are published in this catalog, the Lindsey Wilson College Student Handbook, and in other college announcements. Throughout their period of enrollment at the college, students must know and observe the requirements of the curriculum in which they are enrolled as well as general academic policies and other regulations of the college.

Petitions for Exceptions to Academic Policies

Petitions requesting exceptions to academic policies follow the process outlined within the respective policy. Where no exception/appeal policy is designated, the petition is written to the Academic Affairs Council and must be accompanied by a letter of support from the advisor. Petitions must be submitted by November 1 for consideration during the fall semester and by April 1 for consideration during the spring semester.

Grading Scale and Quality Points

Students receive a letter grade in each course taken for credit. Each semester hour of credit for each letter grade carries the number of quality points indicated as follows:

Grade Quality Points Grade Quality Points Grade Quality Points
A
A-
B+

4.0
3.7
3.4
B
B-
C+
3.0
2.7
2.4
C
D
F
2.0
1.0
0.0

Deferred Grades

A grade of R (Deferred Grade) is appropriate for project-based courses in which a student's work is evaluated when the project is completed. A deferred grade may be given for graduate thesis and dissertation courses where the nature of the coursework overlaps across semesters.

The deferred grade is not intended as a substitute for incomplete grades and may not be used with single semester courses where students have failed to meet the course requirements. Students with a deferred grade in any required coursework are not eligible for graduation until such time as the grade is resolved. Deferred grades have no GPA value.

Deferred grades are generally not subject to change to an F after a set period of time, so long as the student is engaged in continuous work on the project or is on a leave of absence. If work is interrupted due to extenuating circumstances, a special arrangement between student and instructor must be made on a semester-by-semester basis.

Repeating a Course

Courses in which the student has a final grade of D or F may be repeated for credit. Graduate students may also repeat courses in which they have earned a grade of C or C+ or as permitted by specific programs. An undergraduate student who earns a final grade of C may be approved by the vice president for Academic Affairs or the assistant vice president for Academic Affairs to repeat a course if the repeat is needed to meet graduation requirements. The grade earned the last time the course is repeated becomes the official grade for the course.

Academic Integrity Appeals

When a faculty member suspects a violation of the college's academic integrity policy, that faculty member contacts the student and then files an Academic Integrity Violation Report with the Academic Affairs Office. The student is notified by letter that the report has been filed. A student who wishes to appeal the finding of an academic integrity violation must submit an appeal in writing (email is acceptable) to the Academic Affairs Office within ten days. The Academic Integrity Committee will then schedule an appeals hearing. Neither the faculty member nor the student may be accompanied by other individuals to the meeting of the Academic Integrity Appeals Panel.

Questioning a Grade - The Student Academic Complaint Policy

A student who wishes to question an assignment grade or other academic issue other than an academic integrity appeal should follow the procedure below:
  1. Whenever possible, the student will first go to the faculty member who has assigned the disputed grade. Complaints regarding grades should be made within seven (7) days of receipt of the disputed grade and, if possible, will be decided by the faculty member within seven (7) days of receipt. If the disputed grade is the final grade for the course, "receipt" is defined by when the final grade is posted online by the Registrar’s Office. (Please refer to the next section for appealing a final grade.)
  2. Unless there are extenuating circumstances, the student may, within seven (7) days, request in writing a review of such decision by the dean of the school in which the grade was assigned. Upon receipt of such request, that dean will direct the faculty member and the student to each submit, within seven (7) days, if possible, a written account of the incident, providing specific information as to the nature of the dispute.
  3. Upon receipt of these written accounts, the dean will meet, if possible, within seven (7) days with the faculty member and the student in an effort to resolve the dispute and will render his or her decision in writing.
  4. If either the student or the faculty member desires to appeal the dean’s decision, the student or faculty member may, within seven (7) days by written request to the dean, ask that the matter be reviewed by a Grade Appeals Panel* convened by the Academic Affairs Office.
  5. If the disputed grade is assigned at the end of a fall or spring semester and the student and faculty member cannot meet to resolve the issue, the student should contact the faculty member by email within seven (7) days of receipt of the disputed grade. If the issue cannot be resolved by email within the time limit, steps 2, 3, and 4 of the appeal may extend into the beginning of the semester immediately following receipt of the disputed grade by following the timeline above.
A student who wishes to question a final grade should follow the procedure below:
  1. Confer with the faculty member who assigned the disputed grade.
  2. If the disputed grade cannot be resolved, a written request for a grade appeal must be submitted to the Academic Affairs Office within ten (10) calendar days of when the grade was issued. The written request must include the specific bases for the appeal.
  3. The Academic Affairs Office will convene a Grade Appeals Panel.*

*The Grade Appeals Panel is comprised of the vice president for Academic Affairs, assistant vice president for Academic Affairs, and the school dean. If one of the members is the faculty member who issued the grade, an alternate will be appointed. The student and the faculty member may appear separately before the panel to explain their positions. The hearing is non-adversarial. Neither the faculty member nor the student may be accompanied by other individuals to the meeting of the Grade Appeals Panel. The Grade Appeals Panel will notify the student and the faculty member of its decision, if possible, within seven (7) days of the meeting.

Note: During winter break or during the summer, timelines may be extended due to participants’ unavailability.

Academic Bankruptcy Policy

A student may write a letter to the Registrar's Office requesting academic bankruptcy under the following conditions:

  1. If fewer than three calendar years have elapsed since the semester for which the student seeks to declare academic bankruptcy, the student may declare bankruptcy for all coursework taken during that semester, provided that the student has successfully completed at least 18 credit hours at the college since the semester for which bankruptcy declaration is sought. None of the coursework, including coursework that was successfully completed, taken during the semester for which bankruptcy is requested will be counted in the student's cumulative GPA or hours earned.
  2. If more than three calendar years have elapsed since the semester(s) for which the student seeks to declare academic bankruptcy, the student may declare bankruptcy for one to three semesters provided that the student has successfully completed at least 18 credit hours at the college since the most recent semester for which the student seeks to declare bankruptcy. None of the coursework, including coursework that was successfully completed, taken during the semester for which bankruptcy is requested will be counted in the student's cumulative GPA.
  3. Students who declare bankruptcy during their college career are not eligible to graduate with honors.

When academic bankruptcy is declared, the term "Academic Bankruptcy" will be reflected on the transcript for each semester affected. The phrase "Academic Bankruptcy Implemented" will be stamped on the transcript for the semester in which bankruptcy is implemented. Courses removed or changed as a result of academic bankruptcy are counted in determining satisfactory academic progress (SAP) for financial aid eligibility. Students may declare academic bankruptcy only once. Students should be aware that academic bankruptcy may not be recognized by graduate or professional schools.

Withdrawal from the College

A student contemplating withdrawal from the college should first consult with his or her advisor. If after advisor consultation the student still wishes to withdraw, he or she must contact the Academic Affairs Office, the vice president for Student Services & Enrollment Management, or the LWC Online Office to complete an official Withdrawal form. A student withdrawing from the college before the end of a semester or module forfeits credit for work done in that semester or module. Students who need to withdraw from all of their courses should refer to the Withdrawal Refund Policy located in the catalog.

  • Withdrawal from the college is not permitted during the last 30 days of the semester.
  • Students who do not complete the withdrawal process as stated above may receive grades of F in all courses in which they were enrolled. These Fs may result in loss of eligibility for financial assistance, whether at Lindsey Wilson College or another institution to which the student transfers.
  • Proper withdrawal from the college is important!
  • Students who withdraw will be deemed to have met academic progress but may face financial aid sanctions.
Students who withdraw after the drop/add period and receive a "W" may face financial aid sanctions if they reenroll and have not met satisfactory academic progress. "W's" are included in both grade point average and 150% time frame.

Forms

Tax Return Transcript Verification

Federal Tax Returns are not an acceptable form of documentation for students who are selected for verification. You must provide an IRS Tax Return Transcript or complete the IRS Data Retrieval process.

Tax Return Transcript

Obtain an official copy of your Tax Return Transcript by one of these three methods:
Visit www.irs.gov and follow the instructions. Call 1-800-908-9946 and follow the voice prompts. OR Complete and mail a 4506T-EZ or 4506-T form to the IRS.

You must wait at least two weeks after electronically filing your tax return before requesting a Tax ReturnTranscript.

IRS Data Retrieval

Go to www.fafsa.gov to make a correction to your FAFSA application. Link to the IRS website to retrieve your tax information. Follow instructions to resubmit you FAFSA.

General Financial Aid Forms

Winter 2021 Financial Aid Request Form
MUST COMPLETE FORM AND EMAIL DIRECTLY TO MICHELLE LARIMORE AT larimore@lindsey.edu IN ORDER FOR YOUR ELIGIBILITY TO BE DETERMINED.
This form is for students who are interested in financial aid for 2021 winter classes.

IRS: Request a Free Tax Transcript
Use this form to request a Tax Return Transcript from the IRS.

Special Circumstances Form
Please contact the office of Student Financial Services if you are requesting a Special Circumstance Form.

Endowed Scholarship Application
This form is for full-time, undergraduate students who wish to apply for additional scholarships.

Federal Work Study Forms

Federal and state programs provide part-time employment opportunities for students who need financial assistance. Employment in the College's federal work study program takes place mostly on campus and is based on need.

You will need to present your original social security card OR birth certificate AND driver's license before you can begin work in the Federal Work Study program.

Net Tuition Calculator

The Net Tuition Calculator is not an application for financial aid, it is designed only to provide an estimate of your financial aid eligibility. This questionnaire is not appropriate for determining eligibility for international students.