Student Fiscal Appeals (C-57)
Original Implementation: January 30, 2007
Last Revision: October 22, 2012
The Fiscal Appeals Panel will consider appeals related to Stephen F. Austin State University (SFA) fiscal policy as it applies to student charges. Appeals will be considered when a student believes that extenuating circumstances justify removal or modification of charges. Appeals must be submitted in written form and must be based on extenuating circumstances, such as (but not limited to) catastrophic illness, injury, death in the family, or call up for military service. Appeals on the penalty for excessive time to graduation and repetition of a course may be based on economic hardship for the student, and will be considered on a case by case basis. Appeals must be filed within 60 days from the date of the charge on the student’s accounts for which the student is requesting an appeal. Appeals will be considered only for the specific charge and specific term for which the appeal is requested, and will not be considered for previous or subsequent semesters.
The following may be appealed to the panel: penalty for excessive time to graduation (the 30 and 45 hour rule), extenuating circumstances culminating in withdrawal, late add fee, reinstatement fee, $1,000 tuition rebate, and penalty for repetition of a course more than twice (3-peat).The Fiscal Appeals Panel will be appointed by the vice president for administration and finance, chaired by the bursar and will include academic and administrative representation.
Specific procedures for making an appeal are located on SFA’s business office website and at the business office.
Cross Reference: Tex. Educ. Code § 54.014; 19 Tex. Admin. Code § 13.108; Tuition Rebate Policy (C-50)
Responsible for Implementation: Vice President for Finance and Administration
Contact for Revision: Vice President for Finance and Administration
Board Committee Assignment: Finance and Audit