Tuition Appeals

Students may request a Tuition Appeal due to extenuating circumstances that occur during an academic term that prevented the student from successfully completing the course. Appeals may only be filed once per academic term and cannot be filed consecutively.

The deadline to submit a tuition appeal is:

Semester Deadline
Fall 2023 (F23/24): March 20, 2024
Winter 2024 (W23/24): August 3, 2024

A tuition appeal is only considered for courses in which the student withdrew. You must drop or withdraw from your classes first before a tuition appeal is reviewed. Examples of extenuating circumstances include but are not limited to military deployment, a change in employment, extended illness of the student or immediate family member, a death in the immediate family, etc. All appeals must have supporting documentation.

Tuition appeal approvals may have significant academic and financial impacts, including impacting your financial aid award for the term. Students who utilized book advances or received refunds may need to repay these amounts. You are encouraged to discuss your decision to submit an appeal with your academic advisor and, if applicable, Financial Aid staff, Veteran Services staff, and Athletics staff. Please note that meeting with these offices does not constitute an automatic approval of your tuition appeal.

Completed appeals, including supporting documentation, must be received within 90 days of the end of the semester/session for which the student is submitting the appeal. Appeals that are not considered complete will not be reviewed by the Tuition Appeals Committee. Appeals that are submitted after the posted deadline will be denied.

Your request will be reviewed and a decision will be made within 30 calendar days of submission.

Appeals may only be filed once per academic term and cannot be filed consecutively.

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 course(s) you are appealing.
  • Courses must be dropped except for the most extenuating of circumstances.
  • 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.