Tuition Appeals are for students who are requesting a refund or balance waiver of their tuition charges due to extenuating circumstances preventing attendance that occurred during a given term. All grades received and recorded on the students transcripts will not be affected by this process and will remain as part of the student’s academic record.
The Tuition Appeals Committee will consider requests for adjustments to tuition charges when a student can document extenuating circumstances such as: (Please review the Tuition Appeal Guidelines )
In all cases, the situation must have interrupted your ability to:
Examples of reasons not accepted are:
Students who do not meet the above criteria or who cannot document their mitigating circumstances may qualify for the Second Chance program. [Learn More about Second Chance]
* Please note: If your circumstance is due to an issue with the instructor, curriculum or class instruction methods, please visit with your instructor, Department Chair or the appropriate Academic Dean over your circumstance before attempting this process. Grade assignments and other academic issues are not within the scope of these procedures and are addressed in the Student Handbook.
Students should be aware that if a Tuition Appeal is submitted and they are a Financial Aid recipient, their Financial Aid may be impacted and they may potentially owe CCRI money. It is strongly suggested you meet with a Financial Aid Representative before you file a Tuition Appeal.
The committee meets twice a month on Thursday morning. Appeals must be received in
the office by 2:00pm the day before in order to be heard the following morning. Appeals
received after 2:00pm will be held over for the next scheduled meeting.
|February 9||June 1||September 21|
|February 23||June 15||October 5|
|March 9||June 29||October 19|
|March 23||July 13||November 2|
|April 6||July 27||November 16|
|April 20||August 10||November 30|
|May 4||August 24||December 14|
|May 18||September 7||December 28|
Students will receive a written response within a two-week period after the committee makes their final decision. Decisions will not be given over the phone.
Tuition Refund/Waiver Appeals Process
Submit all the above mentioned documents to:
Tuition Appeals Committee
Student Services, Rm 1054
Community College of Rhode Island
400 East Avenue
Warwick, RI 02886.
Fax to 401-825-1148
*The Committee cannot be responsible for appeals that are submitted on other campuses or to other departments. Appeals MUST be submitted to the above address*