Appeals / Petitions
CGU policies and procedures have been established to ensure institutional efficiency as well as to comply with federal, state, accreditation, and other academic regulations. Requests for exceptions to these policies are reviewed on a case-by-case basis. All requests must be substantiated with documentary evidence sufficient to justify the exception to established policy and procedures.
The Academic Petition is used by students and/or departments to request an exception to an academic, degree, registration, or other administrative requirement. Academic petitions should be submitted before the end of the semester in which the requirement policy and transaction are applicable.
Students should complete the Academic Petition in collaboration with an advisor or program coordinator since departmental approval is required. Petitions should be accompanied by a statement and relevant documentation to support the request for an exception.
Appeals to decisions regarding academic petitions are submitted to the registrar in the Office of Student Affairs.
Financial Policy Exceptions
Financial policies at CGU have been established in compliance with federal regulations that determine institutional eligibility for the administration of financial aid, Veterans Administration, and other government programs. These policies are also consistent with Fiscal standards for educational accreditation. Exceptions to these policies may only be made under the most exceptional of circumstances.
Students who wish to request an exception to a financial policy must complete a Financial Policy Appeal Form and attach a personal statement along with relevant or supporting documentation. Financial policies include procedures governing refunds, fees charged, deadlines, the standard payment plan duration, and registration with no past due balance.
Important considerations to keep in mind include the following.
Documentation. The Financial Policy Appeal Form must be accompanied by a personal statement and relevant documentation in support of your request. Forms submitted without a statement and documentation cannot be processed.
Request for Fee Waivers. Do not submit appeals for fees that have not yet posted to your student account. These requests cannot be processed. Review the guidelines for preparing your statement for additional considerations.
Reinstatement. Financial hardship is not an acceptable reason for appealing the reinstatement fee. Returning students are expected to assume responsibility for all tuition and fees when resuming their studies at CGU.
Tuition. Requests regarding tuition must be approved by the dean of your school.
Completed requests are submitted direct to the registrar in the Office of Student Affairs.
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