Tuition Credit Requests

Tuition Credit Conditions

Red Rocks Community College offers a service (Tuition Credit) to students in unique circumstances who are experiencing something beyond their control that is preventing them from successfully completing their coursework.  Tuition Credit is defined as an extension of paid credit hours to a future semester (usually no longer than two semesters beyond the current semester).  The conditions for Tuition Credit are as follows:

  1. If a student has a balance due on their account, this MUST be paid in full before Tuition Credit can be issued/processed.  If any balance due on your account is not paid by the end of the current term and the student is not on a payment plan, the account could be turned over to collections.  Please have students contact the Cashier’s office to receive more information concerning the payment plan.
  2. Tuition Credit applies ONLY to tuition.  It cannot apply toward the registration fee or any other related course fees.  The student may choose to use the tuition credit to take the same course(s), however they are not required to do so.
  3. Tuition Credit can only be used for the same type of credit hours.  If a student chooses to register in a different course type (i.e., take online courses instead of classroom or classroom courses instead of online), they will have to pay any increase in tuition and are not entitled to a refund for any tuition reduction.
  4. Tuition Credit must be requested during the semester when the circumstances are experienced and completed paperwork submitted no later than the census (drop date) for the following term.

Tuition Credit will be considered for the following circumstances:

  • Death in the immediate family (i.e., mother, father, sister, brother, child, spouse)
    (Accepted documentation includes an obituary notice, service program or death certificate)
  • Extended illness of student or immediate family member
  • Extended military obligation

Tuition Credit is not approved for the following types of issues:

  • Transportation problems, student’s car breaks down
  • Child care problems, babysitter quits or student cannot pay for daycare
  • Lack of funds, to include financial aid denial
  • Book dissatisfaction
  • Student failing course and/or student not adequately prepared
  • Student’s computer was down or student could not connect to an internet course (computers are available on campus and most public libraries provide internet access)
  • Student’s computer not advanced enough or student did not have software needed to take the class
  • Student moved out of the area during the term
  • Student’s marital/family status changed
  • Instructor dissatisfaction or instructor/class related complaints (this is addressed by chairs and/or deans)
  • Student has been sent to Collections  (see Cashier’s office)

The completed Tuition Credit Request form is to be submitted to Enrollment Services along with the typed statement and any supporting documentation.  Requests will be reviewed and considered by Enrollment Services.  Students will be notified of the decision concerning their request by email sent to their college issued student email address.


Medical Documentation Forms
 

Medical Documentation Form for RRCC Students

Students requesting tuition credit due to medical issues must submit a Medical Documentation Form with their request.  This medical form MUST be completed and submitted by your licensed medical provider (physician, therapist, psychologist, health provider, etc.)   AFTER you complete and sign the upper portion of the medical form giving them permission to release the information to us, please submit the form to your medical provider.   The medical provider completes and signs the form and then must submit the form directly to Enrollment Services by email, fax, mail, etc.   To avoid any delay in the processing of your request, please only give your provider the medical form to complete and forward to us.  Return all of the other completed forms directly to Enrollment Services.

Medical Documentation Form for Family Members of RRCC Students

Students requesting tuition credit due to family medical issues must submit a Medical Documentation Form (Family Member) with their request.  This medical form MUST be completed and submitted by the licensed medical provider (physician, therapist, psychologist, health provider, etc.) who is providing care to your family member.  AFTER you and your family member affected complete and sign the upper portion of the medical form giving them permission to release the information to us, please submit the form to the medical provider.   The medical provider completes and signs the form and then must submit the form directly to Enrollment Services by email, fax, mail, etc.   To avoid any delay in the processing of your request, please only give the provider the medical form to complete and forward to us.  Return all of the other completed forms directly to Enrollment Services.