Wilfrid Laurier University Undergraduate Academic Calendar - 2008/2009
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Tuition Fee Appeals

The policies and procedures regarding Fees are listed in this section and the deadline dates and corresponding fee charges for dropping or withdrawing are listed in the Academic Dates section and have been approved by the Board of Governors. Students are 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 or participation 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 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 fee appeals based on medical incapacity or bereavement and which are accompanied by official supporting documentation stating the date the student was unable to continue participation in the course(s) will be considered.
Illness-based fee appeals must include an official medical certificate, complete with dates of illness, date examined by a physician, nature of illness and expected date of convalescence, if appropriate.
Bereavement-based fee appeals must include a death certificate or documentation from the funeral home.
Normally, no appeal of any kind will be considered after six months from the last day of the term to which the disputed charges apply. All appeals will be reviewed using the following guidelines:

  1. 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.
  2. Approved refunds will be based on last date of participation in the course(s) and will be calculated according to the length of time you participated in the course(s).
  3. Incidental, Online Learning and miscellaneous fees are not refundable.