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Submitting a Fee Appeal

Once you have completed Step 1 and determined that you have eligible grounds for the request, it is time to submit your fee appeal.

When completing a tuition/late registration fee appeal it is important that you complete it within a reasonable time frame. This will assist you in completing the fee appeal itself, and providing the appropriate supporting documentation.

As part of your appeal, the event that occurred and its impact will be taken into consideration, as well as the length of time that you participated in the course(s)/remained registered. For example, if you are registered in a course and become very ill midway through the term, refund consideration may be considered from the time you were unable to participate.


There are three steps to complete a tuition/late registration appeal:

  1. Confirm your course(s) is dropped on LORIS.
  2. Complete the appropriate Tuition/Late Registration Appeal Form.
  3. Attach all supporting documentation that supports your fee appeal. This may include a completed medical form, death certificate/obituary or other documentation.
  4. Current Processing Time: 10-12 weeks


Other considerations before completing your tuition/late registration fee appeal:

  • The committee will inform you if information is missing from your appeal. If your appeal is incomplete, you will be required to resubmit the fee appeal with all documentation.
  • You cannot appeal a course you are currently registered in. Drop the course prior to completing the appeal. If you have a hold on your account, contact Service Laurier to have the course dropped on your behalf.
  • Your appeal must identify the term when the event took place. It is rare that appeals will impact or be considered for multiple terms.
  • Provide a clear explanation of what took place and why a fee appeal is being requested. Documentation provided should support your statement. For example, in the case of medical event, completion of our medical form by the Wellness Centre, or the medical professional you interacted with is important to understand the timing of the incident, and the impact it has on your ability to participate in courses. Medical documentation not providing this level of detail will not provide support to your appeal.