College tuition is generally nonrefundable after the enrollment deadline. Policies vary, but most institutions give students a chance to appeal for extenuating circumstances. The circumstances must occur near or after the enrollment deadline, or within the first three-to-five weeks of classes. Without proper documentation, a request probably will not be approved.
Address your letter to the correct department. It will probably be registration, admissions or financial aid.
Begin the letter with your tuition refund request for the current semester or quarter and include your reason. Most universities only issue refunds because of military duty, a death in the immediate family or a student's medical status changes.
Include documentation of any extenuating circumstances. Relevant documentation includes a death certificate, military orders or a doctor's note.
Make copies of the letter for your records and mail the letter, via certified mail with the signature required. This ensures the institution received the letter.
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