Financial Relief Appeals

Guidelines for Financial Relief Appeals

The nature of the situation determines the documentation. Documentation must be printed on professional letterhead and include date, full name of professional, address, telephone number and signature.  The dates listed on the documentation must correspond with the dates of the semester being appealed. 

Appeal Deadline:  Students may appeal in the semester that the charges were incurred up until the last day of the semester before finals.  No adjustments will be made after the deadline.

Housing Contracts:  Students who have signed Housing Contracts will not be released from their contractual agreement. 

Students desiring to cancel a contract are required to submit written notification with the student's signature to the Office of Residence Life via mail, fax or in person. The postmark on the envelope or date stamp on the fax will serve as the date of official notification.

See Section 9 of the contract for information on contract release after occupancy.

Where to get Application:  Students may pick up Financial Relief applications from the Cashiers Window, A/R Manager or Loan Specialist. The Committee meets every Wednesday at 4:00 p.m. as needed to review financial relief applications. See the link at the bottom of this page. Return the completed application to the Loan Collections Office in the Greenwood Student Center, Room 205.

Medical – Submit dated documentation from physician.  Dates of illness and explanation of reason for inability to attend classes must be typed on official letterhead with physician’s signature and telephone number.  (Medical Bills do not meet documentation guidelines).

Conflict with Employment – (Student should attempt to enroll in another section.)  Submit typed, dated documentation with employer signature and telephone number on letterhead detailing the change of work schedule.

Loss of Job – Submit a copy of Discharge Papers or Unemployment application.

Move out of the area – Submit typed, dated documentation with employer signature and telephone number on letterhead detailing official transfer, official eviction notice or other notice of involuntary relocation.

Military – Submit a copy of official Military Orders. Orders must include dates within the semester being appealed to substantiate move out of the area.

Death in Family -   Submit a copy of obituary and/or a copy of airline tickets in student’s name if appropriate.  Indicate the student’s relationship to the deceased. (Immediate family only:  Grandparents, Parents, Children, Brothers and Sisters, Spouse or significant other)

Divorce – Submit a copy of Divorce Decree or official letter from Attorney on letterhead with Attorney signature and date.

Drops/Withdrawals:  If a student decides not to remain enrolled in a class, it is the student’s responsibility to drop from the class or withdraw from it.  Classes dropped prior to the published drop deadline will result in an adjustment or refund of tuition.  After the published drop deadline, students may withdraw from classes, but no adjustment or refund of tuition will be made.

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The completed application must be submitted to the Loan Collections Office in the Greenwood Student Center, Room 205.