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Tuition Appeal Guidelines:

Read Carefully Before Submission

Tuition Appeal should be completed when a student had to stop attending or withdraw from their courses after the drop date due to emergency circumstances and/or unforeseen financial hardship. If approved, this appeal can result in a full or partial tuition refund. Other fees, books and course material cost may still apply.

The Tuition Appeal Committee cannot resolve instructor or course dissatisfaction complaints. Please contact the Instructional Division to request an investigation and follow their recommendation.

Due to record destruction requirements, the college may not be able to process tuition appeals that are more than 5 years old.

Military, Veterans and Military dependents, please contact BEFORE submitting a Tuition Appeal. An approved appeal may result in significant debt for you. 

If you have questions, please email


Reasons for Tuition Appeal

Required Documentation

Illness or Injury of student

Tuition Appeal Medical Form

Student is essential caretaker for immediate family member

Tuition Appeal Medical Form: Physician must describe student’s role in caretaking

Death of an immediate family member

Death certificate, obituary, funeral program, other official documentation of death

Unplanned military obligation

Copy of orders

Household income loss or altered work hours

Pay stubs before and after change, letter of release from employer

Unexpected homelessness during the semester

Notice of eviction; available evidence of change of circumstances

Legal situations out of the student’s control

Legal documents relevant to semester dates being appealed

Tuition Appeal Process:

  • Complete the Tuition Appeal Application.
  • If you have more relevant documentation than can’t fit in the application, please email to
  •  All tuition appeals will be reviewed by a committee.
  • Monitor the email address on your appeal for updates and requests for more information. 
  • Tuition appeals take 6-8 weeks to process. Once processed, you will receive an email with the committee's decision. This decision is final.