Tuition Appeals Committee
Until further notice, all Staff are working remotely. All Tuition Appeal questions
should be sent to [email protected] We thank you for your patience and understanding
as we continue to work remotely.
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. Students who complete their coursework and earn
valid final grades cannot submit a tuition appeal for a balance waiver or tuition
refund. 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 )
- Student illness or injury during the semester - must include physician verification clearly indicating an inability
- Illness of immediate family member for whom you provided care (parent, child, spouse, sibling or grandparent) during the semester - must include
physician verification of dates of illness and need of a care giver
- Death of immediate family member (parent, child, spouse, sibling or grandparent) during the semester - documentation
must clearly show relationship
- Military deployment during the semester - must include copy of orders
- Change in employment schedule beyond students control - must include employer verification of date, days,
and times of new schedule and reason for change
- Verifiable error of CCRI - Provide a detailed account of the problem and relevant documents on College letterhead
from the College Office involved or advisor indicating that incorrect information
was given by a College representative
- Other : Provide a detailed explanation of the situation and include all relevant documentation.
- COVID-19 related issue : (Spring 2020 only) - loss of income (provide employer verification or proof filed
for UE benefits), increase in work hours (provide employer verification), loss of
child care or assisting school age children with their online learning (provide copy
of child's birth certificate)
In all cases, the situation must have interrupted your ability to:
- Adhere to the standard drop procedures
- Attend class(es) for a substantial length of time
- Complete the semester
Examples of reasons not accepted are:
- Appealing for non-refundable registration fees
- Voluntary employment change
- Class assignments not met (see Department Chair)*
- Issues between the student and the instructor (see Department Chair)*
- Disciplinary Action
- Unaware of drop schedule
- Non attendance
- Didn’t like the instructor, their teaching methods, or the course for which you registered
- Incorrect course advising recommendations provided by “other” college
- Instructor says they will take care of it. Student is responsible for changes to his/her
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 Chairperson or
the appropriate Academic Dean over your circumstance before attempting this process.
Appeals for this reason MUST be accompanied by a refund recommendation letter from
either the Department Chairperson or appropriate Dean. 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.
scheduled committee meetings
|| September 17
|| October 8
Students will receive a written response via email 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
- Review the Tuition Appeal Guidelines
- Complete the Tuition Appeal Form - PDF file*
- Compose and attach an appeal letter explaining your situation, be specific, give details,
state your case clearly .
- Attach the necessary documentation to support your claim. Documentation MUST be dated
for within the term in question.
- NOTE: Incomplete appeals will be denied. Appeals without a letter of explanation will be
denied. Appeals written "on behalf of" the student will not be accepted.
Submit all the above mentioned documents to: [email protected]
*The Committee cannot be responsible for appeals that are submitted on other campuses
or to other departments. Appeals MUST be submitted to the above email address*