Adoption of Policy on Student Financial Aid Appeals Procedures (Bonine #41)

Date of Notice: 
Fri, 04/10/2015
Legislation, Resolution, or Policy Adoption: 
Policy Adoption
Current Status: 
Postponed until May 13

1.1 WHEREAS, the transition to a new Board of Trustees for the University under the law popularly known as Senate Bill 270 of 2013 removed the State Board of Higher Education as a future source of policies for the University of Oregon; and

1.2 WHEREAS, a number of rules adopted by the State Board of Higher Education in the past (primarily known as “Oregon Administrative Rules 571-[various]” or herein as “571 rules”) involve academic matters as commonly understood in higher education, including OAR 571-003-0125 on student financial aid appeals procedures (contained within Chapter 571, Division 3,; and

1.3 WHEREAS, the University of Oregon appears to have no adopted Policy of its own regarding student financial aid appeals procedures; and

1.4 WHEREAS, Section 170 (8) of Senate Bill 270 provides:

(8) Notwithstanding any other provision of this section, the lawfully adopted rules and policies of the State Board of Higher Education pertaining to a university with a governing board that are in effect on the effective date of this 2013 Act continue in effect until lawfully superseded or repealed by the standards or policies of the governing board or the university [emphasis added]; and

1.5 WHEREAS, linkages and comments are provided on the Senate’s “Master List” of rules and policies, including unique, easy-to-track identifying numbers (see Policies of Senate Interest Excel workbook)

Section II

2.1 BE IT HEREBY MOVED that OAR 571-003-0105 be enacted as a regular University of Oregon Policy:

Student Financial Aid Appeals Procedures



Randy Sullivan (Lecture Demonstrator, Chemistry); Co-Chair of Student Grievance Workgroup

Legislative History: 

See adoption notes at the end of each existing “571 rule.”