Tuition Appeal Forms are for students who are requesting a refund, credit or balance waiver of their tuition charges due to extenuating circumstances that occurred during a given term. Grades received and recorded on the student’s transcript will not be affected by this process and will remain as part of the student’s academic record.
The Bursar Tuition Appeal Committee will consider requests for adjustments to tuition charges when a student can document extenuating circumstances such as:
Illness of immediate family member.
Death of immediate family member.
Change in employment schedule beyond the student’s control.
Verifiable Advising Error.
In all cases, the situation must have interrupted you ability to:
Adhere to the standard drop or withdrawal procedures.
Attend class(es) for a substantial length of time.
Complete the semester.
Examples of reasons NOT accepted are:
Lack of knowledge or misinterpretation of College policies published in College catalog and on website.
Appealing a non-refundable fee.
Voluntary employment change.
Class assignments not met.
Issue between student and the instructor.
Loss of financial aid or scholarships.
Non-receipt of mail due to obsolete address on file with the registrar.
Lack of awareness of schedules and deadlines.
Closure of the college due to weather, infrastructure disruption or other issues.
Did not like course for which you registered.
Incorrect course advising recommendations provided by an “other” college.
Instructor says they will take care of it. Students are responsible for changes to his or her schedule.
NOTE: A request for Tuition Credit must be submitted no later than 30 days after the start of the semester following the semester for which you are requesting credit. Appeals older than that will be denied. The College considers the decision of the Bursar Tuition Appeal Committee final. Fees are NOT refundable.
Grading, class assignments and other academic issues are not within the scope of this committee. Please contact your instructor, department chair, or academic dean.
Students should be aware that if a Tuition Appeal is submitted and they have received Financial Aid, their Aid may be impacted and they may potentially owe money to the college. We strongly suggest you meet with a Financial Aid Counselor before you file an appeal.