How to dispute your tuition
If you drop a course or withdraw from all courses after the refund period due to significant or unusual circumstances, you have the right to submit a tuition dispute. You must do so within one year of the end of the semester in which you dropped the course or withdrew from all courses.
Reasons to file a dispute
We’ll consider tuition disputes only for very specific, extenuating circumstances, including:
- University error
- A recent medical condition
- Immediate family emergency such as death or severe illness
- Transfer to another university
How to file a dispute
As the student, only you can initiate a tuition dispute. We’ll consider disputes from your parent or legal guardian only when extremely serious and documented circumstances prevent you from filing a dispute yourself.
To file a dispute, first you must drop the class (or classes) you wish to dispute or else formally withdraw from IUPUI. Before your dispute can be considered, all dropped classes must have a grade of W. (For more info on grade changes, please visit https://studentcentral.iupui.edu/grades-progress/grade-changes/index.html). Next, submit a dispute petition form along with the required documentation and your personal statement.
The dispute process takes about three weeks (longer if you’re missing documentation). We may request additional documentation.
We’ll notify you by email or mail after a decision has been made. If we approve your petition, your tuition and fees will be automatically adjusted.