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Forms - Retroactive Appeal Process and Instructions

Retroactive Appeal Process and Instructions

 

Criteria:

The student retroactive refund appeal form is used when the student feels that an exception should be made to the established refund policies on tuition and fees for add/drop and withdrawal. Examples of student refund appeals can be, but are not limited to, the following:

 

 

The Bursar is available at (207) 581-1521 to discuss specific circumstances that may warrant a refund appeal.

Process:

 

Prior to step 1, the student is strongly encouraged to meet with the appropriate University administrator as defined in step 1. Endorsement by the University administrator is a required first step in the process, prior to review by the Bursar.

  1. Student completes part A of the refund appeal form, attaches a written statement detailing the basis of the appeal, and submits both documents to the appropriate University Administrator (University Administrator is defined as starting at the Assistant/Associate Dean and Director level of administration). A University Administrator may appoint a designee via memorandum to the Bursar.

 

  1. Administrator will determine if the student is a financial aid recipient. If the student is a financial aid recipient, the Administrator will contact the Financial Aid Office by telephone and discuss the appeal:

 

 

 

  1. The Administrator forwards the original refund appeal form/student’s written statement to the Bursar and retains an originating office file copy. Any related academic forms (i.e. add/drop form) will be separately forwarded to the appropriate department (i.e. Registrar). Please note that approved appeals on academic matters do not automatically qualify for a tuition refund.
  1. The Bursar approves/disapproves the refund appeal recommendation from the university administrator. Disposition copies of the form are sent to the student and originating office.

 

 

 

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Bursar's Office
5703 Alumni Hall, Room 100
Orono, Maine 04469-5703
Phone: (207) 581-1521 | Fax: (207) 581-1474E-mail: umbursar@maine.edu
The University of Maine
Orono, Maine 04469
207.581.1865