Student Finance Drop/Withdrawal Appeal

Refunds for Tuition and Fees: Tuition and fee refunds are calculated in compliance with drop/withdraw policies set by the State Board of Higher Education. Students are responsible for adhering to the Dates and Deadlines schedule posted each term by Bismarck State College.

Students, who wish to appeal tuition and fee charges due to any of the following extenuating circumstances; medical, military, death in immediate family, and natural disasters may do so if the classes are showing previously dropped or withdrawn on Campus Connection. A student may also submit an appeal if they received an error, while attempting to Withdraw to Zero in Campus Connection, prior to the last date to drop/withdraw deadline for ALL their specified courses.

Reasons Student Finance Appeals would be Denied:
  • If the appeal is not received within the allotted time frame of the semester in which the charges were accrued. Appeals must be submitted no later than mid-term of the following consecutive semester.
  • Required documentation is not received with or within 5 calendar days of the Student Finance Appeal form.
  • Lack of proper, descriptive documentation.
  • Student participated in class during or after time frame of official dated documentation.
  • Student enrolled in courses, but decided not to attend, and did not follow proper drop/withdrawal procedures as outlined on the BSC Withdraw/Drop site.
  • Failure to verify class schedule and/or schedule changes.
  • Failure to understand or follow syllabus.
  • Lack of knowledge of applicable dates and deadlines.
    • Student is asking for a refund of dropped classes that were not refundable at time of drop.
    • Student is asking for a refund prior to the last date of attendance.
  • Changes in job, work schedule or employment (*unless related to a natural disaster with sufficient documentation).
  • Personal errors in judgment regarding:
    • Availability of finances to pay associated charges
    • Class work load and academic ability
    • Time management
    • Availability of transportation to and from class
  • Change in Program
  • Dissatisfaction with course content or method of instruction. Please contact the Dean of Academic Affairs if appealing for this reason.
  • Non-qualification, late application, or loss of eligibility of financial aid, scholarships, or third party authorization.
  • Non-receipt of information/notices sent to student's email and/or USPS address.
  • Not benefiting from:
    • a fee (e.g. wishing to appeal the mandatory/student/class/course/program fees)
    • course credits in regard to degree requirements or changes in major
  • Student submitted previous hardship from current or previous enrollment.
  • Student account has been submitted to a collection agency.
  • Inadequate equipment required for class.
    • Personal computer does not meet technical requirements for class
    • Books not received on time from source outside of BSC Bookstore
    • Books not received from BSC Bookstore based on ordering late and/or transportation method chosen on order
  • Medical conditions or chronic illnesses known to the student at the time of enrollment (unless unforeseen symptoms or relapse occur; this will be determined on a case by case basis)
    • Students are not eligible to appeal multiple terms based on the same medical condition.
If, after reading through the information listed above, you feel you are eligible for a Student Finance appeal for your tuition and fees, click on the "Student Finance Drop/Withdrawal Appeal form" link below. You will be asked to log in to access the form and to submit the form. The log in credentials used for accessing this form are the same that you use to access CampusConnection.