Tuition Appeals

​​If you feel that you have an extenuating circumstance that justifies an exception to financial obligations, you can appeal and it will be reviewed by the tuition appeals coordinator.

You have six months after the end of the semester in question to file a tuition appeal.

Students are responsible for all interest and/or collection charges that accrue on their account during the six month period and while the tuition appeal is pending.

You need to withdraw from the class(es) in question before an appeal can be reviewed. Please note that if you received financial aid for the semester in question, tuition might not be refunded. Exceptions will not be considered if you fail to comply with published deadlines or when conditions were under your control. You are responsible to obtain all information and documentation supporting your appeal.​

All required documentation must be submitted on or before the deadlines to be accepted and reviewed.

  • Spring semester | November 30
  • Summer semester | January 30
  • Fall semester | June 30

Some reasons for tuition appeals aren't eligible for review.

  • Lack of knowledge of published university policies and procedures
  • Non-qualification, late application, or loss of eligibility for financial aid or scholarships
  • Expected issues that arise for all students including, but not limited to, problems involving transportation, availability of finances, academic ability, and/or time management
  • Late application for admission to the university and/or late registration for classes
  • Perceived quality of instruction or dissatisfaction with the course​

How to Submit a Tuition Appeal

1

Complete the Tuition Appeals Form

Please review the guidelines and then complete the online Tuition Appeals Form. The exception to tuition policy should have occurred after the drop/add deadline and prior to the last three to four weeks of the class(es). You need to drop the class in question or withdrawn from the semester before a petition can be reviewed. Incomplete appeals are automatically denied.

2

Submit a Personal Statement

Submit a typed personal statement summarizing your situation as to why you feel you meet the exception to the tuition policy. Include details that occurred after the drop/add deadline and that were beyond your control.

3

Submit Supporting Documentation

All documentation must be in English or translated into English. You can get translations from the embassy, or if the language department has someone teaching that language, a translation can be submitted on their letterhead. The person translating should sign and date the translation.

Types of Documentation

Questions About Your Tuition Appeal?

If you have questions about your tuition appeal, please email TuitionAppeals@ucdenver.edu.