Can I be reimbursed tuition for a semester if I withdraw due to medical reasons?
Students that withdraw from a semester due to medical reasons can petition the Bursar's Office for a possible one-time waiver of tuition. Requests for a tuition waiver are not guaranteed. The following documentation is required when submitting an appeal for a waiver of tuition based on medical reasons:
- A petition letter from the student requesting an adjustment of tuition and an explanation of the medical circumstances surrounding the withdraw (a specific description of the medical condition and how the student was unable to complete the semester).
- A letter from the student's physician, on office letterhead, outlining the medical diagnosis, dates treated, and prescribed treatment for the medical condition. This letter should include the recommendation of the physician to withdraw from the university.
Petitions should be mailed to 103 Shields Building, University Park, PA 16802 to the attention of the Fee Assessor.