Refund Appeals

In the case of extenuating circumstances that are beyond the student's control, students may appeal for an exception to the Appalachian State University refund policy for tuition and fees. A student must officially withdraw from all courses in question prior to beginning the appeals process. Students wishing to submit an appeal to the Appalachian State University tuition and fees refund policy must submit a completed Tuition and Fees Refund Appeals Form [PDF] to the attention of the University Registrar, Office of the Registrar, Appalachian State University, P.O. Box 32009, Boone, NC 28608-2009. The Office of the Registrar is located in rooms 105 – 123 of the John E. Thomas (JET) building. If you have any questions, email

In the event that the withdrawal is completed prior to the end of the term and is for a documented extenuating circumstance related to a medical illness of the student or their immediate family that prevented them from completing their coursework, the appeal may be decided by the University Registrar or designee. All other appeals will be considered by the University Financial Appeals Committee. The Registrar reserves the right to request any appeal be reviewed by the University Financial Appeals Committee. The University does not consider appeals of refunds that are more than a year old.