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Financial Appeals

Financial Appeal Procedure for 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 and supporting documentation should be submitted by the student through the online Student Accounting Financial Appeal form.

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 procedure is not intended to address issues with academic quality (including advising). 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. 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 only in the event that the student can provide additional information and/or documentation.

Any appeal that does not include required documentation from the student to support their stated circumstances will not be reviewed by the committee until all items are received. Copies of bills or other requests for payment cannot serve as the only form of documentation. If additional information or documentation is requested by the committee, the student will be notified via their EKU email account.

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