Petition for Tuition and Fee Refund Policy and Process
A student may appeal tuition and fees by using the Tuition/Fees Petition Form found online. This petition is a request for an exception to the Tuition Refund Policy. The tuition/fees appeal must be based on documented circumstances that were clearly beyond the student’s control such as medical reasons, death in the immediate family, or College error.
To file a petition, the student must complete and submit the Tuition/Fees Petition Form along with supporting documentation to the Business Office. Types of required documentation may include doctor and hospital reports, legal documents, written statement/information from a relative or other official source as deemed appropriate by the Business Office. All petitions must include:
- Student name, student ID, current address, and phone number
- Semester for which refund and/or adjustment is requested
- Statement describing specifically what is being requested (e.g. removal of fee, reassessment of percentage of refund)
- Explanation of why the tuition and/or fee should be refunded or removed
- Description of extenuating circumstances
Petitions and all supporting documentation must be received by the Business Office no later than the last day of exams for the semester in which the charge was assessed. The Director of Bursar Operations will make a decision based on all pertinent documentation submitted and a review of College records. Notification of a decision will be sent in writing within 30 business days of receipt of the petition.
A student may appeal the initial decision made by the Business Office by contacting the Chief Student Affairs Officer as outlined in the Grievance Policy. This policy allows for committee and final presidential review. The decision made by the President is the final College determination on the matter.