FUNCTION: To initiate and review policies and procedures; to hear appeals from decisions of the Office of Financial Aid.
COMPOSITION: Five (5) voting members of the General Faculty for three (3) year staggered terms, representing five (5) colleges or schools; five (5) students, including at least two (2) who are receiving, or have received, financial aid from the Office of Financial Aid; and two (2) staff members for two (2) year staggered terms. Four (4) of the students shall be appointed by the president from a panel of eight (8) nominees submitted by Student Government; the fifth student shall be appointed by the president from a panel of two (2) nominees submitted by the chair of the Graduate Student Assembly. In addition, every year the chair of the Faculty Council shall appoint two (2) voting faculty members of the Faculty Council for one (1) year terms. Each fall, the committee shall elect a chair elect who shall be a voting faculty member of the committee, though, if that proves impossible, it shall elect a vice chair as an interim measure, while continuing to seek a chair elect. Each committee shall make an annual report on its work, in writing, to the General Faculty and Faculty Council. The executive director of the Office of Financial Aid, a representative of the Dean of Students, and a representative from the Graduate School shall serve as administrative advisers without vote. The president may appoint additional non-voting administrative advisors from the general administration areas of the University.