Financial Appeal Procedure (students seeking tuition or drop fee reimbursement)
Financial Appeals may be submitted if a student had an unforeseeable and unavoidable situation during the semester the charges were incurred that prevented them from attending classes and completing the semester. All appeal letters should be submitted by the student in writing clearly stating the reason for the appeal. Documentation should be attached to all appeal letters to validate the situation. If the appeal is due to a situation that is medical in nature, the Financial Appeal- Medical form must be completed by the physician and returned with the appeal letter.
Circumstances that do not qualify for financial appeal include pre-existing conditions, routine pregnancy, employment opportunities and financial hardship, including denial of financial aid.
This appeal policy is also not intended to address issues with academic quality. In most cases, any refund that is the result of an approved appeal will be returned to the source of the payment, either the student, the financial aid lender or a third party entity. Financial Appeals must be submitted within one calendar year from the beginning of the term in question. Financial Appeals should be submitted to the Financial Appeals Committee at SSB CPO 60, 521 Lancaster Ave, Richmond, KY 40475 or emailed to the attention of the Financial Appeal Committee at firstname.lastname@example.org. Any student whose appeal is denied by the initial Financial Appeals Committee may ask to have their appeal reviewed by a second, escalated Financial Appeals Committee.
Any appeal that does not contain both a letter from the student and documentation to support the circumstances will not be reviewed by the committee until both items are received. If additional information or documentation is requested by the committee, the student will be emailed using their official EKU email account.
For Financial Appeals that are of a medical nature, please have the form below completed by the attending physician.