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Appeals Committees Overview

Read summaries below to determine the correct appeal for your needs, then click the "Read more..." link for details.

Tuition Appeals Committee

Tuition Appeals are for students who are requesting a refund or balance waiver of their tuition charges due to extenuating circumstances preventing attendance that occurred during a given term. Non-refundable registration fees cannot be appealed. [Read more about the Tuition Appeals Committee]

Second Chance

Second Chance is a program designed to provide students with past due financial obligations, who do not have extenuating circumstances, a second chance to obtain a certificate or degree with the Community College of Rhode Island. [Read more about Second Chance]

Academic Appeals Committee

The Academic Appeals Committee considers requests for course substitutions from students majoring in General Studies or Liberal Arts. Also, the Committee administers the "Forgiveness Policy" and other program and grade-related requests that are beyond the purview of any academic department. [Read more about the Academic Appeals Committee]

Financial Aid Appeals Committee

When a student becomes academically ineligible, they have the right to appeal the suspension of their financial aid based on mitigating circumstances. [Read more about the Financial Aid Appeals Committee]

RI Promise/COVID Recovery Scholarship Leave of Absence

Under certain circumstances, Rhode Island Promise students may request an approved leave to extend eligibility.  [Read more about the RI Promise/COVID Recovery Scholarship Leave of Absence]