Tuition/Late Fee Petitioning Procedures

Tuition and Late Fee Petitioning Procedures

Petition for Consideration of Exception to Policy


Rights & Responsibilities

Students may not appeal on the basis of ignorance of University policies and procedures. Read and be aware of your responsibilities as a student. Your appeal must be made only because of circumstances that are BEYOND YOUR CONTROL. For example, a death in the immediate family, life threatening situations, medical reasons, a University error, military leave, etc. Do not file a petition if you do not fall into these categories. If you feel that you are qualified to file a petition, please make sure you have officially withdrawn with the Registrar’s Office or your petition WILL NOT be considered.

Students are responsible for payment of their tuition and fees by the published due date even if financial aid is delayed. All students know their financial obligations prior to the beginning of each semester. Recommended financial aid application filing dates are listed on the website for the Office of Financial Aid & Scholarships. A change in your financial status after the semester begins is not considered “beyond your control”.

  • Please note that late fees are not assessed on tuition accounts, for students who have applied for Federal Financial Aid (FAFSA) Title IV funds, and the University has received a valid response file, by the tuition due date, for the term being petitioned, even if the aid had not passed by the tuition due date.

The burden of proof rests with the student. PLEASE attach all documentation from professors, doctors, or others (on Letterhead stationery), which support your request. The final decision will be based on documentation submitted. All information should be accurate and concise. You must be officially withdrawn from all classes considered on this petition. You will be notified by mail of the decision.

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