Tuition Appeals

In the case of extenuating circumstances that are beyond the student's control, students may appeal for an exception to the faculty-led Appalachian State University Tuition Appeals Committee. The two types of requests that are considered via this request are fixed tuition appeals and tuition refunds related to a student withdrawal.

Fixed Tuition Appeals

NC General Statute 116-143.9 allows for an appeal of the determination that a student did not maintain continuous enrollment. There are no appeals for the calculation of initial eligibility. The legislation allows appeals of continuous enrollment status when a break in enrollment was substantially disrupted due to: 1) a military service obligation, 2) a serious medical debilitation, 3) a short-term or long-term disability, or 4) other extraordinary hardship beyond the student's control. To request a Fixed Tuition Appeal, please complete the Tuition Appeals Form (PDF, 36 KB) and send it and all supporting documentation to studentaccounts@appstate.edu with a title of "Tuition Appeal". The appeals committee meets periodically throughout each academic term and will make decisions on each request during these meetings. You will be informed of the committee's decision from the University Treasurer or his/her designee.

Tuition Refund Appeals

Students may appeal for an exception to the posted policy and/or withdrawal calendar. To request an appeal of the withdrawal policy/calendar a student must first be withdrawn from the academic term being appealed. Students should complete the Tuition Appeals Form (PDF, 36 KB) and supply any potentially relevant information supporting their appeal. This may include emails or letters from university faculty and/or staff. The more documentation provided to support your request, the more information the committee has to review and consider your request. To request a Tuition Refund Appeal, please complete the Tuition Appeals Form (PDF, 36 KB) and send it and all supporting documentation to studentaccounts@appstate.edu with a title of "Tuition Appeal". The appeals committee meets periodically throughout each academic term and will make decisions on each request during these meetings. You will be informed of the committee's decision from the University Treasurer or his/her designee.

Other Tuition Related Appeals

Tuition Surcharge Waiver

Do not use this form to request a Tuition Surcharge request. Please see Office of the Registrar's Tuition Surcharge Waiver page for more information.

NC Residency and Residency Appeal

NC Residency information, as well as appeals procedures, can be found on the Office of the Registrar's NC Residency for Tuition Purposes page.