Fee Petition

When to Submit a Petition

Tuition and course related fees are petitioned through the Office of the University Registrar. Your petition may be approved for:

  • A sudden illness, accident, injury, or situation that influenced your class schedule. Generally, petitions for chronic illnesses are not approved.
  • Call to military service or jury duty.
  • Substantiated circumstances involving University error where a student in good faith relied on information by a named University official and was consequently misled or mistaken.
  • An unexpected job loss or financial change in circumstances within the term being requested that influenced your class schedule. Generally, petitions for chronic financial changes are not approved.

Required Documentation

3rd party documentation must be provided to confirm the changes to your circumstances for this semester. All documentation is considered confidential and will not be shared with other departments at the University. Documentation will not be returned to the student and will be destroyed after five years.

The request must be submitted to the Office of the University Registrar within 30 calendar days of notification of assessment, adjustment, or refund. The University Registrar may make exceptions on a case-by-case basis when there is a compelling case to do so. Fee petitions for assessments over one year old are not considered without significant substantiated documentation about why the petition was submitted beyond 30-calendar days after the assessment.

Read the full Petition for Tuition and Fee Refund policy


You must submit an initial fee petition for the Office of the University Registrar prior to submitting an appeal. If your petition is denied, you have the option to appeal that decision. Appeals must be received within 30 days of notification of the original denial.