Registration and Records
Tuition Appeal Form
A Tuition Appeal should only be used for extenuating circumstances as outlined below.
Regardless of the appeal outcome ONLY ONE appeal is allowable during an academic career
at HFC. Therefore, if your circumstance does not meet the guidelines outlined below you
should not submit an appeal.
Appeals must be submitted within 10 business days after the end of the semester in which
your extenuating circumstance occurred. Appeals postmarked after this deadline will
automatically be denied with no exceptions given. Please refer to the HFC Academic Calendar
at hfcc.edu/academic-calendar to determine the deadline or final submission date in which you
must have your appeal submitted for review.
Only courses with the letter grade of “DR” or “W” will be considered.
Important deadline: Appeals will not be considered if they are older than one semester. Your
extenuating circumstances must have occurred within the semester in which you are appealing
requiring you to withdraw from all courses. Appeals that are incomplete (missing
documentation) or submitted after the 10 business day deadline will not be considered, and
result in an automatic denial. This will count as your one allowable appeal during your
academic career at HFC. Please make sure you meet one of circumstance requirements listed
below before submitting a tuition appeal.
There are only three circumstances in which appeals will be considered:
1. Student illness requiring hospitalization: This would be a serious illness that required you to
be hospitalized during the semester in which you are submitting an appeal. You are
required to provide official documentation from your attending physician on his or her
letterhead. The physician documentation is required to include the following information: a)
diagnosis; b) duration of illness; c) dates in which you were examined and/or treated in the
hospital; d) dates in which you missed class(es) due to hospitalization; e) the timeframe in
which you were allowed to return to classes at HFC after hospitalization. The physician
letter must be typed, include the attending physician’s signature, and his or her phone
number. Handwritten notes from a prescription pad are not acceptable.
2. Death of an immediate family member: An immediate family member is considered to be
your parent or legal guardian, spouse, sibling or child. You are required to provide proof of
relationship (birth certificate, marriage license) and the death certificate must be included.