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Per Ohio University Procedure 12.050 Part V, the Tuition Appeal Review Panel considers student requests for reimbursements of tuition charges associated with class drops, withdraw from Ohio University, or other situations that were due to circumstances beyond a student's control that prevented him/her from adhering to drop or withdraw deadlines.
Under the rules regarding deadlines for drops or withdrawals, students are generally entitled to a 100% tuition refund if all full semester (14 week) classes are dropped (registration canceled) before classes begin, an 80% tuition refund if all classes are dropped by the Friday of the second week of the semester, and no refund at all if classes are dropped after the Friday of the second week of the semester. Add/Drop dates vary for some courses, based on course length and/or start-end dates, as noted in the class information in the course registration system.
The Panel reviews requests for exceptions to this rule.
All tuition appeals by undergraduate students must be submitted through the college or regional campus dean's office where the student is enrolled. Graduate students are to submit tuition appeals directly to the Graduate College.
Refunds are determined relative to the dates of the circumstances.
Appeals may take two to four weeks to be reviewed and processed, depending on the nature of the appeal. Students should contact the dean's office staff regarding their appeal status.
Circumstances that Support an Appeal
*Tuition appeals for medical or bereavement reasons are limited to students who are withdrawing from all courses.
Students seeking to drop one or more classes, but not all classes, can withdraw through the MyOHIO Student Center.
If the withdraw deadline has passed, students may submit a petition to drop a class after the drop deadline (see below). Late drops are not eligible for tuition adjustment.
Return from Withdraw for Medical Reasons
Withdrawal for medical reasons will result in a “medical hold” on your student account. You will receive grades of WP or WF for all of your classes, but your overall GPA will not be affected.
Please note that while the "medical hold" is in effect you will not be able to register. We hope you will be able to return to your studies at Ohio University which you can do after medical clearance has been granted by a health care professional treating your condition.
More information on returning from a withdraw for medical reasons can be found here (http://www.ohio.edu/deanofstudents/return.cfm).
Circumstances generally not sufficient to support a tuition appeal include, but are not limited to:
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Dropping or withdrawing from a class is prohibited under registration deadlines, but under very exceptional circumstances students may petition their college or regional campus dean's office for an exception. To be considered, the reason must be substantial. Fear of earning a low grade in the class, for example, it not considered an exceptional circumstance. Students must submit a separate petition for each class they wish to drop. Students may not petition to drop a class that they have already completed.
Late drops are not eligible for a tuition adjustment.
Completed petitions should be returned directly to your academic college or regional campus dean's office for review. A $5 fee will be billed to the student's account for each approved petition.
Documents linked on this page are updated regularly. Outdated documents are not accepted. If you save the documents to your computer, please be sure that you are submitting the latest version.