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2023-2024 University Catalog
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Fee Petitions & Financial Holds

Fee Petitions

To request a full refund after the add/drop period, a student may file a petition if one of the following conditions is met and documentation is provided:

  1. Student's involuntary call to active military duty (refer also to the catalog section titled Military Withdrawal Policy)
  2. Death of a member of the student's immediate family (parent, spouse, child, sibling, or grandparents)
  3. Incapacitating illness of such duration or severity that completion of the term is impossible, as confirmed in writing by a physician
  4. A situation in which the University is in error

PLEASE NOTE: Medical withdrawals should be submitted to the Office of the Dean of Students at 904-620-1491 or Do not submit medical withdrawals via fee petition.

To file a fee petition, a student, or someone acting on the student's behalf with written authorization, must:

  1. Officially withdraw from the course(s) or the University;
  2. Complete a fee petition online via myWings (Banner Student Self-Service tile, Online Forms, Fee Petition) and attach documentation supporting one of the conditions indicated above.

The petitioner will receive an email confirmation that the petition was successfully submitted and will be notified via email of the committee's decision (allow 2-3 weeks). Students have six months from the end of the semester in question to file a fee petition. Petitioning for a refund does not guarantee that a refund will be approved. The decision of the Fee Committee is final. By state statute, students may not petition for a refund of the third attempt repeat surcharge or excess hours fee. Miscellaneous fees such as orientation, ID or WOW, or parking permit late fee CANNOT be petitioned.

Tuition fee refunds provided to students will be processed against any outstanding charges prior to remitting a refund to the student.

Financial Holds

Failure to pay outstanding amounts due to UNF will result in a financial hold being placed on the student's records and may also result in a $100 late payment fee. A financial hold prohibits the processing of requests for transcripts, registration, reinstatement, enrollment verification, release of grades, and receipt of diploma until the debt is cleared by the Student Financial Services Office. Debts in excess of $500 will prohibit students from registering for future semesters. Continued failure to pay may result in the account being sent to a collection agency with additional collection fees of up to 33.3 percent being assessed to the student's account and may also be reported to a credit bureau.