Fee Policy & Tuition Appeals
*Effective August 1, 2019 - Paper tuition appeals will no longer be accepted. Tuition Appeals must be submitted online through the form below.
Fee Liability Policy
The University Fee Liability Policy is published in the Schedule of Classes and the University Bulletin. Under this policy, students who officially withdraw from the University by canceling his or her registration via myUK, in writing through the Registrar’s Office or withdraws from a course before the first day of the semester as designated in the official University Calendar is entitled to a full refund of registration fees paid or to cancellation of the amount owed for the term.
Fall and Spring Semesters
Beginning the first day of classes as designated in the official University Calendar through the last day to add a class as designated in the official University Calendar, a student who withdraws from a registered course or officially withdraws from the University through the Registrar’s Office is entitled a refund of 80% of the tuition and registration fees paid or cancellation of 80% of the amount owed for the term, whether or not he or she has attended the class(es).
After the last day to add courses through the end of the fourth week of the semester, as designated in the official University Calendar, a student who withdraws from a registered course or officially withdraws from the University through the Registrar’s Office is entitled to a refund of 50% of the tuition and registration fees paid or cancellation of 50% of the amount owed for the term, whether or not he or she has attended the class(es).
After the end of the fourth week of the semester, no tuition or registration fees will be refunded, whether or not he or she has attended the class(es).
Summer and Winter Terms - Please refer to the Academic Calendar.
As required under section 484B of the Higher Education Act (HEA), to assure recovery of federal financial aid funds, a special refund schedule applies to those students receiving title IV financial assistance who officially withdraw during their first term of enrollment.
Please complete the Tuition Appeal Form*. Tuition appeals will not be considered for courses the student is currently enrolled in or has received a grade of A, B, C, D or E. Tuition appeals will only be considered for courses the student has officially withdrawn from or received a "W" or "N" grade. Tuition appeals that are incomplete or lack supporting documentation will not be reviewed by the committee. Your tuition appeal MUST be received by the Registrar's Office within two (2) years of the end of the term being appealed. All decisions made by the committee are final.
The committee will consider the following appeals:
- Extended incapacitation/hospitalization of the student due to a medical emergency or illness.
- Death of a student’s immediate family member – with certification. Immediate family is defined as father, mother, child, spouse, sibling, stepfather, stepmother, stepchild, step siblings or grandparents.
- Documented family financial crises – i.e., father/mother loss of job or health emergency, accompanied by supporting documentation/
- Involuntary job transfers or changes – documented by the employer – that prevent the student from attending classes.
- Military orders that prevent the student from attending classes. Documentation to include a copy of the orders. Also, please refer to Senate Rule 188.8.131.52 Credit for Students Who Withdraw to Enter Military Service.
- Error in academic advising resulting in inappropriate course enrollment. The student must submit documentation (emails or other documents) that support this.
- Late notification of denial to a specific degree program, accompanied by supporting documentation.
This process covers tuition and course fees only. If the student has a financial obligation for other reasons, such as parking tickets, housing and/or dining charges, library charges, etc. they will need to check with that department or departments regarding their appeal process.