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Fee Petition

Tuition and course related fees are petitioned through the Office of the University Registrar. Your petition may be approved for:

  • A sudden illness, accident, injury, or situation that influenced your class schedule. Generally, petitions for chronic illnesses are not approved.
  • Call to military service or jury duty.
  • Substantiated circumstances involving University error where a student in good faith relied on information by a named University official and was consequently misled or mistaken.
  • An unexpected job loss or financial change in circumstances.

Documentation must be provided to confirm the changes to your circumstances for this semester. All documentation is considered confidential and will not be shared with other departments at the University. Documentation will not be returned to the student and will be destroyed after five years.

Tuition refunds due to COVID-19:

KU is committed to providing a quality educational experience for the remainder of the semester. Through the extraordinary efforts of our faculty and staff in quickly adapting to an online environment, we are meeting that commitment. Because the university continues to provide education in an online format, standard refunds will not be issued for the spring semester. However, please note that if you have withdrawn from spring 2020 classes due to impacts of COVID-19, you may still submit a fee petition for our office to review.

KU has made several changes to minimize the impact of this crisis and help students continue their academic success. For example, most students now have more flexibility in choosing credit/no credit for many courses. And, we have extended the period for withdrawing from a course (now May 4). The University is also considering appropriate changes to finals.

We encourage you to visit coronavirus.ku.edu for more detailed information on KU’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Fee petitions are handled under the Petition for Tuition and Fee Refund policy.


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