Looking to appeal late and finance charges only? See Paying Late.

You must withdraw from all classes being disputed within established deadlines prior to submitting a tuition dispute for those classes. If you are not withdrawn from classes, your dispute will be denied. The tuition dispute process applies to tuition and fees on your bill. If you are looking to appeal late and finance charges only, please complete the Late & Finance Charge Adjustment Petition on the Paying Late webpage.

Tuition disputes are available only to students who had to withdraw for the one or more of the extenuating circumstances outlined below. Supporting documentation must be provided to substantiate the circumstances:

  • You must be withdrawn for any and all classes before you can dispute tuition and fees.
  • Submitting a tuition dispute with documentation does not guarantee a refund.
  • Submitting a request for a tuition dispute does not exempt you from late and finance charges or financial holds. We recommend you pay your bill in full by the published deadline.
  • If you disagree with tuition and fee charges and fail to avail yourself of the dispute process by the end of the semester (last day of finals), you waive your right to appeal. Late requests will be considered only if you can provide documentation that circumstances beyond your control prevented you from submitting your dispute on time. The dispute committee reserves the right to deny your request.​
  • Sanctions (e.g., exclusion, suspension and expulsion) alone are not considered extenuating circumstances for tuition disputes. If you are a student with sanctions and  you would like to dispute tuition and fees, you must follow the guidelines and requirements below.

Dispute Process

  1. All information submitted is confidential.
  2. You must drop your class or formally withdraw from the university before submitting a tuition dispute.
  3. Once your classes are dropped or you have withdrawn, complete the tuition dispute  by the end of the semester (last day of finals) in which the charges were incurred.
  4. If the dispute is not received by the last day of finals, you waive your right to appeal.
  5. The process takes about three weeks. It will take longer if documentation is missing.
  6. The committee may request more documentation if it is insufficient.
  7. You will be notified by email when a decision is made.
  8. If your request is approved, your account will be automatically adjusted accordingly.