Exception to University Policy – Tuition Appeal

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 should only be made because of circumstances that are BEYOND YOUR CONTROL. If you feel that you are qualified to file an appeal, please make sure you have officially withdrawn from course(s) with the Registrar’s Office or your appeal WILL NOT be considered, and will be denied.

If, because of extenuating or  other acceptable circumstances, the student has withdrawn from course(s) after the published deadlines, the student must complete the “Tuition Appeal Form” and submit supporting documentation for consideration to receive a tuition and/or fee adjustment.

The “Tuition Appeal Form” is to appeal for an exception to university policy for tuition and student fee adjustments only. An exception cannot be granted for any course in which you currently are enrolled.

Appeals for tuition reimbursement will only be reviewed for the current term. All other appeals prior to the current term are only eligible for a reduction in tuition balance due.

Appeals to resolve tuition balances due on tuition account, will only be reviewed for the prior three years.

No refunds will be issued on appeals outside of the current term.   Current term is defined according to the Academic Calendar, the current term begins the first day of regular term length courses and ends the last day of finals.

Only 2 tuition appeals will be accepted from a student within a 5 year period.

Appeals for balances that are from a refund you received are not eligible for any type of removal by an appeal. You must pay balances caused by a refund. (i.e. – reversal of your financial aid.)

Please be advised that filing a tuition appeal does not exempt your account from the assessment of collection and/or financial penalties when applicable. Please pay tuition and fees when due. Collection fees are not appealable charges.

Do NOT submit a tuition appeal form:

  • If you have not withdrawn from one or more courses you want to appeal please see Registrar’s Office for petition forms.
  • If you are attempting to appeal your financial aid, waiver or scholarship please see Financial Aid and Scholarship’s Office. The appeal forms are found under maintaining aid.
  • If you are attempting to cancel Housing and Residential Education (HRE), you will need to contact HRE.

Please use the following links for additional information on the Appeal Process:

Tuition Appeal Form

Late Fee Waiver Form


Supporting Documentation