Tuition Refund Appeals and Retroactive Withdrawal Requests
Tuition Refund Appeals
After classes have begun, a student may experience an extenuating circumstance beyond his or her control that prohibits the student's continued attendance at RCC. In such a case, the student may be eligible to receive a full tuition refund by filing a Tuition Refund Appeal Committee Student Request Form within one year from the last date of the semester that included the extenuating circumstance.
Retroactive Withdrawal Requests
After a semester has ended, a student may recognize that an extenuating circumstance beyond his or her control prohibited the student from dropping one or more courses prior to the College's final deadline to withdraw from a course with a grade of W. In such a case, the student may be eligible to have his or her grades changed from letter grades (A - F) to grades of W. Students in this situation must file a Retroactive Withdrawal Request using the Tuition Refund Appeal Committee Student Request Form. Please note: No tuition refund occurs for students approved for a Retroactive Withdrawal.
Examples of appropriate extenuating circumstances for Tuition Refund Appeals and Retroactive Withdrawal Requests include:
- the death of an immediate family member or close relative,
- the onset of a medical or mental health condition,
- an accident or injury,
- a call to active military duty,
- an administrative error made by the College,
- a requirement to relocate or leave the country to take care of an immediate family member's health.
For more information, see the Tuition Refund Appeal Committee Student Request Form or visit the Financial Aid Office, Room 8141 of the Technology Center.
All decisions of the Tuition Refund Appeal Committee are FINAL.