Student Guidance and Information

 

Advisors to the University

The Office of Legal Affairs represents the University only and does not provide legal counsel to students for personal matters. Students seeking legal advice may wish to contact private local attorneys who provide counseling and services to UGA students. 

 

Residency Appeals Procedures

The Office of Legal Affairs coordinates the Residency Appeals Committee; a three-member committee which reviews appeals of residency decisions following a denial of a Petition for Classification of In-state Status. Appeals are processed in accordance with Board of Regents Policy 4.3.2.

The Residency Appeals Committee meets once a month to review appeals. After review, the Committee submits its recommendations to the President for final decision. Decision letters are sent to students via certified mail one to two weeks following the Committee’s monthly meeting. At any time during this process the Committee may request additional information and documentation from students before making its recommendation to the President.

Please see the Committee’s meeting schedule below and note that appeals must be received one week prior to the scheduled meeting date to be included for review. A student appealing a residency decision should provide the Committee with a letter of appeal explaining the basis for the appeal and provide any supporting documents that were not submitted during the petition review process. Documents submitted as part of the petition will be forwarded to the Committee prior to their meeting.

If you have questions about this process, please contact Lindsay Smith at (706) 542-0006.

Appeals Committee Schedule and Submission Deadlines 2018

 

Monthly Scheduled Meeting

 

Submission Deadline

January 9

January 4

February 7

January 31

March 6

February 27

April 10

April 3

May 8

May 1

June 5

May 29

July 17

July 10

August 7

July 31

September 4

August 28

October 9

October 2

November 13

November 6

December 4

November 27

 

Athletic Grant-in-Aid Appeals Procedures

Purpose:

The University of Georgia Student-Athlete Grant-in-Aid Appeals Committee (Appeals Committee) considers athletic grant-in-aid appeals, which are limited to non-renewal, reduction, or cancellation of financial aid or any transfer-related issues that may arise.

Committee:

The Appeals Committee consists of three faculty and/or staff members appointed by the President to consider the appeal and render a recommendation to the President.

Procedure:

The following procedures apply in the event a student-athlete wishes to pursue an appeal of a non-renewal, reduction, or cancellation of financial aid or any transfer-related issue:

a.         An informal discussion between the student-athlete and the respective coach;

b.         A written appeal to the Athletic Director; and

c.         A written appeal to the President through the University of Georgia Student-Athlete Grant-in-Aid Appeals Committee (“Appeals Committee”).

The initial appeal must be submitted in writing to the Athletic Director within five (5) working days of receipt of the written decision impacting the student-athlete’s grant-in-aid and/or transfer. A copy of the letter that is the subject of the appeal must be included in the appeal to the Athletic Director. The Athletic Director will promptly render a decision, in writing, to the student athlete. Once the five (5) day period has expired without the submission of a written appeal to the Athletic Director, the decision becomes final and is not subject to further review.

The student-athlete can appeal, in writing, the Athletic Director’s decision to the President through the Appeals Committee within ten (10) working days of the date of the decision of the Athletic Director. The appeal must contain a copy of the letter that is the subject of the appeal, a copy of the Athletic Director’s decision, and any documentation the student-athlete wishes to submit in support of the appeal. A student-athlete who wishes to address the Appeals Committee orally must make the request in the written appeal. The appeal should be delivered to the Executive Director for Legal Affairs, Office of Legal Affairs, Lustrat House, Athens, Georgia 30602. The Athletic Department will have five (5) working days from receipt of the appeal to submit a response.  Once the ten (10) day period has expired without the submission of a written appeal to the President, the decision becomes final and is not subject to further review.

After the Appeals Committee has considered the appeal, either through a hearing on the record or in-person, it will make a written recommendation to the President within five (5) days. The President will promptly render a final decision in writing.

Contact us at:

Office of Legal Affairs

230 South Jackson Street

Lustrat House 
University of Georgia 
Athens, GA 30602-1693
Phone: (706) 542-0006 | Fax: (706) 542-3248
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