The purpose of the Tuition Variance Committee is to allow appeals for those students having extenuating circumstances they believe warrant a tuition or refund exception to the existing policy.
Procedure: Students submit appeal in writing to the Student Accounts Office, addressed to the Tuition Variance Committee. The committee will then discuss the appeal to determine whether any tuition adjustment should be considered. The appeal should include as much detail as possible and also include any documentation that would help verify the facts in the appeal. It should also include a proposed fair financial resolution. For details please refer to the Tuition and Fees section on the Financial Services webpage on MSOE’s website. All appeal letters must be submitted in writing and mailed to:
MSOE Office of Student Accounts
Attn: Tuition Variance Committee
1025 N. Broadway
Milwaukee, WI 53202
Typical reasons for which exemptions to policies may be considered, but not guaranteed:
- Death of an immediate family member
- Extended periods of physical or mental illness of a student or the student’s immediate family member who is dependent upon the student for support and documented by a physician (If you prefer, medical documentation can be submitted to the Director of Counseling Services.)
- Error in academic advising resulting in inappropriate course enrollment substantiated by advisor and department chairperson
- Military obligations–if you are in the military and are called up to active duty you should contact the Registrar directly
Typical reasons for which exemptions to policies are not considered:
- Changes in employment schedule or workload.
- Personal errors in judgment involving availability or finances, academic ability or time management.
- Dissatisfaction with the course content or delivery of instruction. (These concerns should be directed toward the appropriate department chairperson).
- Issues related to company tuition reimbursement programs. (These matters should be handled with the student’s individual company).