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How to dispute your tuition

You can submit a tuition dispute if—due to extenuating circumstances—you drop a course or withdraw from all courses after the refund period.

Before you file

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.

You must drop the class (or classes) you wish to dispute or else formally withdraw from IU Indianapolis. Before your dispute can be considered, all dropped classes must have a grade of “W” (withdrawn).

You must file a tuition dispute within one year of the end of the semester in which you dropped the course or withdrew from all courses.

Documentation you will need

When filing a dispute, you will need to include a personal statement and documentation that supports your individual circumstance.

University error

You must provide a dated letter on university letterhead from the appropriate university official or department citing university error. If you cannot get the letter, you may substitute documentation of your attempts to get it.

Recent medical condition

Your medical provider must complete the bursar medical documentation form.

Immediate family emergency

Death: You must provide a death certificate or obituary notice.

Severe illness: You must provide a dated letter on letterhead from the attending physician containing the dates of occurrence, nature, and severity of your relative’s illness or injury.

Transfer to another university

You must provide official enrollment verification on letterhead with a university seal from another university containing dates and term attending.

When will I find out if my petition has been approved?

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 adjusted automatically.

IU Indianapolis

Office of the Bursar

PO Box 6020
Indianapolis, IN 46206