Can it be a legal matter?
For example I went to the scholarship department (several times) and all their excuses included:
You applied too late
All our scholarship money went towards the building of the new campus
You can't apply for the spring semester, apply for the next
(when I go to them next semester) It's only available for people who are locals and if you get it sponsored from somewhere else
When I asked my dean, he said there was nothing of the sort BUT you can apply only in your first semester and continue it. So technically now we can't even apply.