Spring 2021 Mandatory Fees Appeal

This process is for mandatory fees only. Tuition and Course/Program fees can be appealed using the Tuition Appeal Form. Please refer to the section regarding Tuition Appeals for more information. Distance Learning Fees cannot be appealed.


Undergraduate students who would like to file an appeal for a reduction of the on-campus mandatory fee charges must complete the Mandatory Fee Appeal Form and upload supporting documentation. Please note: This form is intended for undergraduate students who are only enrolled in fully online courses this semester. Mandatory Fee Appeals that are incomplete or lack supporting documentation will not be reviewed by the committee.

Undergraduate students enrolled in a traditional or hybrid course do not qualify for a reduction of their mandatory fees. Hybrid courses have a blend of in-person and online instruction. They may include "alternating attendance" models (where different subsets of students attend in-person on different days), "flipped classrooms" (where students meet for working problems or discussions) and other models mixing in-person and online instruction.

Undergraduate students will be considered for an automatic exception of a reduction in their mandatory fees if they meet one of the following criteria:

  • International undergraduate students not able to come to US, as certified by the International Center (Global Wildcats program)
  • Undergraduate students in a designated 100% online degree programs with all courses online
  • Paducah undergraduate engineering students
  • Education abroad undergraduate students
  • Undergraduate students in hazard programs in health sciences and social work

The committee will consider the following appeals:

  • Undergraduate students taking no courses with an on-campus component and living outside the Bluegrass Area Development District, which includes the following counties: Anderson, Bourbon, Boyle, Clark, Estill, Fayette, Franklin, Garrard, Harrison, Jessamine, Lincoln, Madison, Mercer, Nicholas, Powell, Scott, and Woodford. (This would include undergraduate students on approved internships or experiential courses for the entire Spring 2021 semester with a location outside the Bluegrass Area Development District. To qualify, students must provide documentation of location signed by the organization sponsoring the internship or experiential course.)
  • Undergraduate students who require a health accommodation for themselves or a relative with whom they reside. Such exception requests must be certified by a medical provider or the DRC.
  • Other extraordinary circumstances not covered would be considered. The appeals committee would need evaluate such circumstances on a case-by-case basis and vote according to committee rules.