Tuition Refund Appeal Operating Procedure 312.02

Johnson County Community College
Series: 300 Students
Section: Tuition and Financial Aid

Cross-Reference: Tuition Refund Policy 312.01

Tuition refunds will be granted in accordance with the Tuition Refund Policy. A student wishing to be granted an exception to that Policy, due to extenuating circumstances or a material change in circumstances, shall file a Tuition Refund Appeal as set forth below. Circumstances that will not be a sufficient basis for appeal include, but will not be limited to, the following:

  • Dropping a course because of a low grade;
  • Deciding that course is too difficult or there is not enough time to meet course objectives;
  • Arrest or incarceration;
  • Academic or disciplinary dismissal;
  • Known medical condition, injury or illness that has not changed materially since the time of enrollment in the course;
  • Financial hardship or lack of financial aid; or
  • Volunteering for military duty.

Tuition Refund Appeals for Credit Courses

Tuition Refund Appeals related to credit courses must be submitted in writing on the Appeal Form to the Office of the Dean over Enrollment Management within one semester of the student’s initial enrollment in the course, unless good cause is shown for the delay. The appeal must specify the reason(s) the student should be given a refund and include sufficient supporting documentation. The written appeal and documentation will be reviewed by a Tuition Refund Appeal Committee selected by the Vice President of Student Success and Engagement to determine if the student has demonstrated sufficient circumstances warranting a refund. The decision of the Committee is final and the student will be informed in writing of the decision.

Tuition Refund Appeals for Continuing Education

Tuition Refund Appeals related to Continuing Education shall be submitted on the Continuing Education Refund Appeal Form to the Director of Operations for Continuing Education for administrative consideration on a case-by-case basis. The appeal must specify the reason(s) the student should be given a refund and include sufficient supporting documentation. The written appeal and documentation will be reviewed by the Director of Operations for Continuing Education to determine if the student has demonstrated sufficient circumstances warranting a refund. The decision of the Director of Operations is final and the student will be informed in writing of the decision.

Approved: 08/13/2015

Signature on File in Policy Office
President


Date of Adoption: 04/17/2014
Revised: 08/13/2015