Financial Assistance Appeals Committee

About the Committee

Students who fail to maintain satisfactory academic progress due to extenuating circumstances have the right to appeal their financial-assistance suspension. The primary responsibility of the Financial Aid/Assistance Appeals Committee is to make recommendations on student appeals. Students must make their appeals in writing and be willing to meet with the committee. The committee will also annually review the Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy and forward recommendations for changes through the Director of Financial Assistance in Alpine, and the Assistant Director of Financial Aid at RGC.

Primary Responsibility Area: Alpine campus and RGC campuses independently

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Membership as of Fall 2020
Melissa Amparan, Chair Director of Financial Aid ex-officio
Dr. Ismail Gunes Faculty Assembly Appointee from College of Education and Professional Studies through 2023
Dr. Carlos Gonzalez-Gonzalez Faculty Assembly Appointee from College of Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences through 2021
Dr. Rosemary Briseño Faculty Assembly Appointee from College of Arts and Sciences through 2022
Judith Loya Student Support Services (SSS) Appointee
Becky Wren Office of Student Life Appointee
Shannon Stockbridge Office of Enrollment Services Appointee
RGC Membership as of Fall 2020
Lucio Garcia-Zuazua, Chair Assistant Director of Financial Aid ex-officio
Dr. Wesley Wynne, Rio Grande College–Natural and Behavioral Sciences Vice President’s Faculty Appointee
Dr. Edison Moura, Rio Grande College–Business Administration Vice President’s Faculty Appointee
Dr. Miriam Muñiz-Quiz, Rio Grande College–Education Vice President’s Faculty Appointee