I was expecting my refund this semester, and I never got one. I went to my payment section for my school and saw that I still owed and that my financial aid/loans hadn’t covered my tuition. This was a red flag because it should have by the calculations I made. I went into the account activity to find the bill and found out I’ve been charged out-of-state tuition for 2 years. I have emailed the school about it and appealed my residence status, but the thing is the years before 2020 I was being charged in-state tuition like I was supposed to. There was a year gap where I wasn’t going to this school, but still attended a community college in state. My residency shouldn’t have changed when I enrolled the following year.
I’m wondering if there is any possible way to be refunded for the semesters I was inaccurately charged. Where would I start? I live in Michigan if that helps, attending Western Michigan University.
I know I should have looked more closely at my bills, but I always expected a slightly higher tuition than my calculations due to fees associated with a lot of my classes; just this semester it was a couple thousand-dollar difference. The other semesters were also part-time enrollment, and this semester was full-time enrollment, and that also affected my aid/loans/tuition/ as to why I didn’t notice it earlier.