Appeal Process for Tuition Reduction

Jamestown Community College Appeal/Withdrawal Information

When you withdraw from a class or all of your classes, you are removing yourself from the college. However, you have incurred a balance on your student tuition and fee bill. Liability for tuition and fees begins the first day of instruction for a term. Withdrawing from a class or all classes is not the same as dropping and adding a class(es).

Withdrawing from a class or all of your classes means that you have tuition liability and full liability for fees. Fees are non-refundable as published in the course catalog. Withdrawal from a class or all classes is subject to the NY State tuition liability schedule which is also published in the course schedule. Students who withdraw after the term begins are subject to the following withdrawal schedule set forth by the New York State SUNY system.

Fall/Spring Semesters Tuition Liability Reduction in Charges
Prior to first day of classes 0% 100%
1st week of the semester 25% 75%
2nd week of the semester 50% 50%
3rd week of the semester 75% 25%
4th week of the semester 100% 0%
Summer Sessions Tuition Liability Reduction in Charges
Prior to first day of classes 0% 100%
1st week of the semester 75% 25%
2nd week of the semester and later 100% 0%

Important information for appealing your tuition and fee liability

Students who withdraw from classes may appeal their charges. Appeals need to be filed in the Business Office within 10 days of the withdrawal date in order to be considered for further reduction in tuition liability. Withdrawal forms need to be turned into the registrar’s office in Jamestown, at the Counseling Center in Olean, or at the main office in Dunkirk. The withdrawal will be recorded by the date they are received in the offices at JCC. The date of the signature(s) is not the date that the withdrawal will be recorded.

Student appeals need to be accompanied by some type of supporting documentation when filed with the Business Office. The appeal letter can be forwarded to the attention of the JCC Business Office. You may also mail or email your appeal to the following address. Please make sure you include all supporting documents for your appeal, your student ID number  (J number), and current telephone number to

Jamestown Community College
Business Office
525 Falconer Street
Jamestown, NY 14701

E-mail Cindy Wilson with questions.