The University’s guideline explaining how to file an appeal for a fee adjustment is
available online. Please read the acceptable reasons (www.apsu.edu/appeals) for which fee adjustments are made. If your situation meets the criteria outlined,
complete the Appeal Form and submit to Student Achievement (SA). Supporting documentation must be sent to
the SA office within five (5) business days of the submission of the appeal. The SA
office will provide a decision in writing via email to the appellant’s official APSU
email account. Decisions of the SA may be appealed in writing to the Fee Adjustment
Appeals Committee, which meets twice each fall and spring semester. The committee
chairperson will provide a decision in writing via email to the appellant’s official
APSU email account. Appeals of adverse decisions made by this committee must be in
writing to the Assistant Vice President for Finance and Administration. A written
decision of matters appealed to that office will be sent to the student’s official
APSU email account. This concludes the fee adjustment appeals process.
Deadlines for Fee Adjustment Appeals:
- Fall Semester, Fall I FC and Fall II FC Terms: Feb. 15 of following year
- Spring Semester, Spring I FC and Spring II FC Terms: Oct. 15 of same year
- Maymester, Summer (Full), Summer I, Summer II and Summer III FC: Dec. 1 of same year
Appeals received after the stated deadlines will not be considered. For assistance,
please contact Student Achievement at 931-221-6540.
Any applicant who does not fulfill requirements for any category of admission may
be asked to submit an Appeal for Further Review form at www.apsu.edu/admissions/admitted/Admission_for_Futher_Review.pdf
to be considered by the University’s Committee on Admissions Standards (https://www.apsu.edu/governance/committees/AdmissionStandCom.
php). For assistance, please contact the Office of Admissions at 931-221-7661.
Students who have been classified as out-of-state for fee payment purposes may appeal
their residency classification by completing the Residency Application. The completed
form and supporting documentation must be submitted to the Office of Admissions, Ellington
Lobby, for new students and to the Office of the Registrar, Ellington 316, for currently
enrolled students. All appeals must be submitted prior to the beginning of the term
for which the appeal is filed. Applications for the current term will not be accepted
if the term has already begun. Students wishing to further appeal the decision of
the Office of Admissions or the Office of the Registrar may do so by contacting the
Office of the Registrar and requesting for the application to be reviewed by the Residency
For assistance, please contact the Office of the Registrar at 931-221-7150.
Traffic fines and citations may be appealed through accessing the Appeal form found
on the APSU Parking and Transportation website. For assistance, please contact the
Parking and Transportation Department at 931-221-7275.
Residence hall and dining charges may be appealed using the Housing Appeals Form. The form must be printed, completed and submitted to the Housing Office located
in Miller Hall. For assistance, please contact Housing, Residence Life and Dining
Services at 931-221-7444.
The purpose of the University’s Student Grade Appeal policy is to hear students’ grievances
about the final grade awarded in a course or the method of evaluation. Students may
appeal course grades in accordance with the Student Grade Appeal Policy, www.apsu.edu/policy.
Once a degree has been posted to the transcript, the academic record is deemed complete
and changes will not be made on grades earned prior to the posted degree.
Policy 2:040 details the procedure for appealing a grade. A student should first try to resolve
the issue with the faculty member if possible. If this attempt is not agreeable, the
student should then appeal in writing to the department chair in the area where the
instructor is a member. The departmental assistant can provide information about the
name of the department chair. If the situation is not resolved at this level, the
student can then appeal to the dean of the college over that department. If the appeal
needs to proceed further than the dean, the dean will forward the appeal to the Student
Academic Grievance Committee (https://www.apsu.edu/governance/committees/studgrev.php).
The dean will notify the student in writing of the final decision of the student’s
The purpose of the University’s Non-Academic Grievance policy is to hear students’
grievances and complaints about the action and performance of University personnel
in non-academic matters, to determine the validity of the grievance or complaint and
to recommend resolution. See Policy 3:002 at www.apsu.edu/policy. For assistance, please contact the Student Affairs office at 931-221-7341.