Graduate Catalog 2021-2022

Tuition Appeal

A tuition appeal is necessary when a student is requesting an adjustment to the tuition and fees that were charged as a result of a University withdrawal.

  • Tuition appeals will only be considered when there were extenuating circumstances that were beyond the student’s control that necessitated a University withdrawal. These circumstances could include medical conditions, death or illness in the family, unanticipated financial problems, or university errors.
  • Factors not accepted for a tuition appeal include, but are not limited to, such things as poor academic performance in a class, time management related situations, or lack of adherence to/awareness of University policy or deadlines.
  • All petitions must be in writing and signed by the student, legal guardian, power of attorney, or executor (in case of death). Documentation may be required if the petition is from someone other than the student.
  • The student should include a written statement describing the circumstances and reasons for the appeal and any required documentation.
  • Upon receipt of the tuition appeal, an appeals committee will convene to determine whether or not to approve the request. A member of the appeals committee will contact the student via the student’s Bear Mail with the decision. The committee’s decision is final.