Cashier's Office

Tuition Appeals

Tuition appeals are for students who are requesting a refund of their tuition charges due to extenuating circumstances that occurred during the semester.


Before submitting an appeal, please consider the following:

  • You must officially withdraw from the course(s) prior to submission of your tuition appeal.
  • The deadline for submitting a Tuition Appeal is 30 days from the last day of the semester for which you are appealing. Late appeal submissions will not be accepted.
  • No grades recorded on the student’s transcript will be affected by this process. Posted grades will remain on the student’s academic record.
  • Students are only allowed to submit a Tuition Appeal one time during their time at Western Connecticut State University.


Please click the link below and follow the steps to submit a Tuition Appeal:

Tuition Refund Appeal Form


What to Expect

Once you complete the tuition refund appeal form, the information is confidentially stored and presented to the Tuition Appeal Committee to review. The Tuition Appeal Committee is comprised of representatives from the Cashier’s Office, Registrars, Financial Aid and the University Advisement Center. Other department representatives are called on, if needed, as subject matter experts. The committee meets on a bi-weekly, or monthly basis to review tuition appeals submissions. After the committee has reviewed your tuition appeal, an email will be sent to notify you of their decision regarding your case. Please be advised, all tuition appeal decisions are final, and cannot be disputed.