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Tuition Appeals

Tuition refund dates are published in the UNM schedule of classes. Tuition refund requests that occur after the published deadlines are reviewed by the Dean of Students Office and Bursar's Office. Where you submit your tuition refund request depends on the reason you are requesting the refund.

Click here to download the Tuition Refund Appeal form. 

The Dean of Students Office will review appeals in the following circumstances:

Medical Condition of Student or Immediate Family Member

  • If a student is unable to continue their course(s) due to a serious medical or mental health condition.
  • A medical or mental health emergency of an immediate family member:

    • Spouses
    • UNM registered domestic partners
    • Children
    • Parents
    • Mother-in-laws
    • Father-in-laws
    • Grandparents
    • Siblings
  • Medical or mental health problems that the student was aware of before the refund deadlines might be considered, provided the appeal includes reasons for not dropping the courses on time.
  • Refunds normally do not exceed 50% of the tuition amount.
  • Submit your Refund Appeals Request Form to the Dean of Students Office with documentation supporting your appeal request.

Death of a Family Member

  • If a student leaves the University because of a death in the family, she/he may be eligible for a refund. This includes deaths of:
    • Spouses
    • UNM registered domestic partners
    • Children
    • Parents
    • Mother-in-laws
    • Father-in-laws
    • Grandparents
    • Siblings
  • Appeals should include specifics (depression, handling of the estate, assuming family responsibilities).
  • Refunds normally do not exceed 50% of the tuition amount.

Follow These Guidelines to Submit your Appeal:

  • Prior to requesting a tuition refund, withdraw from your courses via LoboWeb or by contacting the Dean of Students Office. Should you fail to drop your course(s), we will not be able to process your tuition refund request.
  • Submit your Refund Appeal Request Form (military withdrawals require separate paperwork which can be found here) to the Dean of Students Office with documentation supporting your request to appeal.
  • Documentation may include one or all of the following:
    • Letter from your physician or mental health professional
    • A death certificate
    • A funeral program
    • Military orders
    • Any official documentation that will verify your request to appeal
  • Financial Aid and Scholarship recipients also need to contact the Financial Aid and Scholarship Offices to request a leave of absence.

Military Withdrawals For more information, please visit the Military Withdrawals page.

For all other tuition refund appeals, please contact the Bursar's Office (505-277-5363).