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Wilfrid Laurier University Business Office
February 19, 2017
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Tuition fee appeals

The policies and procedures regarding Fees are listed in the Financial Services section and Deadline Dates and corresponding fees for dropping or withdrawing are listed in the Academic Dates section of the Undergraduate Academic Calendar and have been approved by the Board of Governors. Students are solely responsible for ensuring that their registration is complete and accurate. Tuition Fee Appeals will not be considered for any circumstance arising from an error on registration. Lack of attendance in a course(s) is insufficient grounds for a tuition appeal. Incomplete forms will be returned.

If, due to extenuating circumstances, students wish to appeal the assessment of tuition fees relating to  dropped course(s) or withdrawal from the University,  a Tuition Fee Appeal Form must be completed, official supporting documentation attached and be returned to the Office of the Registrar (fax 519-884-8826). Normally, tuition fee appeals must be filed with the Office of the Registrar no later than 14 calendar days following the last day of regularly scheduled classes in the relevant term. After this time period, only tuition appeals based on medical incapacity or bereavement and accompanied by official supporting documentation will be considered. No appeal of any kind will be considered after six months from the last day of the term to which the disputed charges apply.

To facilitate the processing of the tuition fee appeal, the extenuating circumstances and related details must be indicated in the space provided, and official documentary evidence must be follow this online petition by either fax or regular mail. Medical certificates must indicate the date you were unable to continue participation in the course(s).

All appeals will be reviewed using the following guidelines:
a) A student is considered to be registered, and is responsible for fees, once courses have been selected online using LORIS. University policy states that students are financially indebted to the University for fees unless registration is cancelled, in writing, prior to the commencement of class each session, at which time a cancellation fee will be applied. After classes begin, fees are charged according to the list of Academic Dates in the Undergraduate Academic Calendar.
b) Approved refunds will be based on last date of participation in the course(s) and will be calculated according to the schedule on the back of this form. This chart is only used for approved tuition fee appeals. c) Incidental, Distance Education and miscellaneous fees are not refundable.

For more information of appealing tuition fees, please visit the Registrars website: /forms_detail.php?grp_id=1365&frm_id=2856

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