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Outcome and Decision

Once you have completed Step 2: Submit Your Fee Appeal, your fee appeal will be reviewed and a decision will be communicated to you through your myLaurier email.

Volume of appeals vary throughout the year, and processing timelines may be up to four weeks. Responses may take longer if students are not responding to email communications requesting more information, or clarification. Those communications will be directed to a student’s myLaurier email address.

The Tuition/Late Registration Fee Appeals Committee communicates their decision through your myLaurier email account. While you are waiting for your decision, you should keep your financial account in good standing to avoid additional interest charges and to prevent holds from being added to LORIS.

 Review Guidelines

 All undergraduate student fee appeals will be reviewed using the following guidelines:

  • A student is considered to be registered, and is responsible for fees, once courses have been selected using LORIS. University policy states that students are financially indebted to the university unless registration is cancelled, in writing, prior to the commencement of classes each term. After classes begin, fees are charged according to the deadlines outlined in the academic dates section of the undergraduate academic calendar.
  • Fees should be paid in full as assessed, as late payment fees may apply while an appeal is waiting to be heard, or, if an appeal is unsuccessful; and, to avoid being locked out of LORIS. If the appeal is approved, account adjustments will be pro-rated, by week, in accordance with the precalculated Pro-Rated Tuition Charge.
  • The student is responsible for submitting any documentation that supports their request for a fee appeal; appeals based on medical grounds will not be considered without the submission of the Supporting Medical Documentation Form (to be completed by your attending physician). If the medical form is already on file with an approved university department, it is your responsibility to request that it be scanned to tuitionfeeappeal@wlu.ca.
  • Incidental, Online Learning and miscellaneous fees are not refundable.

Pro-Rated Tuition Charge

If your tuition fee petition is successful, the tuition fees will be pro-rated, by week to the last date of participation (see chart below). Pro-rating the fees may not result in an adjustment on your financial account. You are advised to review your financial account on LORIS. If you have any questions, contact Service Laurier at servicelaurier@wlu.ca.

If your petition is not successful, the appropriate fee penalty will be applied to your financial account.

  • 0% tuition charge in the first week
  • 10% tuition charge in the second week
  • 20% tuition charge in the third week
  • 30% tuition charge in the fourth week
  • 40% tuition charge in the fifth week
  • 50% tuition charge in the sixth week
  • 55% tuition charge in the seventh and eighth week
  • 100% tuition charge in the ninth week until the end of the term

All graduate student fee appeals will be reviewed using the following guidelines:

  • A student is considered to be registered, and is responsible for fees, once courses (including comprehensive examinations and research requirements such as the major research paper/thesis/dissertation) have been selected using LORIS. University policy states that students are financially indebted to the university unless registration is cancelled, in writing, prior to the commencement of classes each term. After classes begin, fees are charged according to the list of academic dates in the graduate academic calendar.
  • Fees should be paid in full as assessed, as late payment fees may apply while an appeal is waiting to be heard, or if an appeal is unsuccessful. If the appeal is approved, account adjustments will be pro-rated in accordance with the dates in the graduate academic calendar.
  • The student is responsible for submitting any documentation that supports their request for a fee appeal; appeals based on medical grounds will not be considered without the submission of the Supporting Medical Documentation Form (to be completed by your attending physician).
  • Incidental, Online Learning and miscellaneous fees are not refundable.

OSAP Students

If your tuition fee appeal is successful, and if during the term you have petitioned, you received OSAP funding, Laurier is required by the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development (MAESD), to send all or part of the refund directly to the National Student Loans Service Centre (NSLSC). The refund amount will be applied to your outstanding student loans.

Second Level Appeals

Students who have completed a fee appeal and received an outcome may complete a second level appeal under two conditions:

  • Students have new information to present that was not previously considered in the first level appeal; and/or
  • A procedural error took place throughout the review of your first level appeal.

This new information must be added to the Second Level Appeal Form. The Second Level Appeal committee does not provide a second opinion or review of first level fee appeal outcomes.