Tuition Refund Appeal
Tuition Refund Appeals, which includes both Undergraduate and Graduate courses, must be submitted to the Business Services Office within 90 days of the end of the term in which the course(s) was dropped. All correspondence regarding a student’s appeal status, including approval/denial notification, will be sent through the email address provided.
Students are responsible for knowing and adhering to the published deadlines on the Academic Calendar. Tuition is not refundable when students drop or withdraw from courses after the published deadlines. However, if circumstances beyond the student’s control prevented him/her from complying with the established dates and deadlines for that term, the student may appeal the tuition.
Consequences of an Approved Appeal
There may be consequences of receiving a tuition refund for your courses. Read the following consequences carefully before submitting this form:
- Academic Record
Regardless of the appeal decision, a grade of ‘W’ (for withdrawal) will remain on your academic record for each course. Please note:
- If you have never attended your course(s) OR if you are trying to remove a W from your transcript, you must complete an Academic Appeal through the Registrar’s Office.
- Banded Tuition
Be aware that there is generally no tuition reimbursement for courses that are within the 12-19 credit tuition band.
- Financial Aid
An approved tuition refund does not change/reduce existing aid payments for that semester. Those payments will still count toward a program’s usage or borrowing limits. To preserve eligibility for the remainder of your academic program, we strongly recommend that tuition refunds be used to pay down any outstanding student loan debt. Contact the Office of Scholarship and Financial Aid with any additional questions regarding a potential refund.
In order to proceed with the appeal process, use the checklist below to ensure you complete all required actions:
- Withdraw from course(s) before submitting this form.
- You must be withdrawn from the course(s) before a tuition refund will be considered. If you have not already withdrawn from the course(s), please consult the Registrar’s Office. Courses with assigned grades other than a W are not eligible for a tuition appeal.
- If you are totally withdrawing from the University, please see the schedule for refund of tuition and fees.
- Complete the Tuition Refund Appeal form on page 2.
- Attach a personal statement that fully describes the circumstances of your withdrawal.
- Attach the required supporting documentation pertaining to your appeal
The Tuition Refund Appeal Committee meets once a month during the academic school year. They will notify the student promptly of the Committee’s decision.