Tuition Appeals

Students may request a Tuition Appeal due to extenuating circumstances that occur during an academic term such as military deployment, a change in employment, extended illness of the student or family member, a death in the family, etc. All appeals must have supporting documentation.

Guidelines

When you request a tuition appeal, you are requesting Mott Community College to remove the listed courses from your transcript, and adjust tuition and fees. Appeal approval does not guarantee that you will not owe the college money. You may owe for bookstore charges, unearned Financial Aid, or other charges not associated with tuition. Filing an appeal does not relieve your current financial obligation to MCC.

  • Appeals will not be reviewed by the committee if:
    • The student account is in collections
    • The student account has been written off
    • The student account has been reviewed by another office/committee on campus (e.g. Title IX)
    • Your issue is related to an academic complaint
    • Your issue is related to a grade
    • You fail to drop your classes within the add/drop period outlined in the class schedule
    • You did not attend the courses
    • It has been over 100 days from the last day of the term in which the course(s) was/were dropped

How do I file an appeal?

There are two ways to fill out a tuition appeal.

The first option is to fill out this Tuition Appeal Form and to send all supporting documentation to tuition.appeals@mcc.edu.

The format of the email should be:

Subject Line: Tuition Appeal Supporting Documents for (your Name), ID# (your MCC ID number)

The body of the email should contain a description of the supporting documents.

*Please remember to attach the documents to the email before you click send.

The second option is to download and fill out this Tuition Appeal Form (pdf version) of the form and fax or mail it along with your supporting documentation to (810) 232-9503 or Mott Community College, Tuition Appeals Committee, 1401 E. Court Street, Flint, MI 48503.

Gentle Reminders:

  • Failure to provide adequate documentation at the time of submission may result in denial of your appeal.
  • In addition to providing supporting documentation, you must provide your own explanation as to why you are requesting a Tuition Appeal. Please be thorough.
  • You must list the courses you are appealing.
  • In all but the most extenuating of circumstances your courses must be dropped.
  • All appeals must be signed and dated. A signed application shall act as a student's release of information and consent to review academic, financial aid, registration, medical documentation and other records that are related to the appeal.

FAQs

What If I pay for my classes using Financial Aid?

Students receiving any type of Financial Aid, including loans, grants and scholarships, should be aware that their account will be reviewed to determine how much financial aid they have earned. Rules and regulations governing Federal Financial Aid programs cannot be waived through a tuition appeal or under any other circumstances.

What kind of supporting documentation do I need to provide with my appeal?

  • Examples of supporting documents include:
    • a copy of military orders
    • letter from employer
    • obituary
    • documentation from a physician of extended illness or caregiver status for a family member, etc.

How long will it take for my appeal to be processed?

The average time for an appeal to be reviewed and processed varies, however most appeals are received, reviewed and processed within 30 days.

Why is it taking longer than 30 days to process my appeal?

Appeals that do not have supporting documentation or that are incomplete take longer to process. All appeals must have supporting documentation and must include all of the information requested on the form.

Have you been using your MCC email address to communicate with the Tuition Appeals Committee?

Have you provided all requested documents?

Further questions regarding your appeal may be directed to tuition.appeals@mcc.edu

How often does the Tuition Appeals Committee meet?

The committee is scheduled to meet once per week. Please keep in mind that this schedule may vary during weeks with holidays, weather emergencies, or large scale college events.

Why haven’t I heard anything about my tuition appeal?

All communication regarding tuition appeals will be sent to your Mott email address. If you have not received an acknowledgment of receipt, or do not know the date your appeal is being reviewed please email tuition.appeals@mcc.edu, in the subject line please include your name, Your Student ID#, and the term of your appeal.

What is the difference between a tuition appeal and an SAP Appeal for Financial Aid?

An approved Tuition Appeal removes courses from your transcript and tuition charges from your account.

An approved SAP Appeal re-establishes your eligibility to receive Financial Aid funding. It does not adjust your transcript or any charged tuition. For more information please visit Satisfactory Academic Progress - Appeal Process or speak with Financial Aid.