Tuition, Fees and/or Withdrawal
The Petition for Exception to Deadline (PED) is a formal request for an exception to a published College policy. It can be approved only when the circumstance for the request is due to illness, death of an immediate family member, military service or hardship. The PED must be accompanied by appropriate documentation to support the circumstance to be considered.
It is the student’s responsibility to follow the PED procedure guidelines to:
- Submit the PED no later than one quarter following the quarter in question.
- State the grounds for the petition in the Personal Statement section of the PED.
- Provide the appropriate documentation as described in the Exception Category of the PED.
A response will be issued via your CBC student email address within 15 instructional days. Students must have an established CBC student email account before submitting the petition.
Note that refunds for federal financial aid recipients are calculated according to federal regulations. Please consult with Hawk Central for additional information prior to completing the PED.
Frequently Asked Questions
It is important to explain with sufficient detail why you are requesting an exception to the College’s deadline, including the timeframe of the extenuating circumstance. Your statement must reference the documentation you attach to the PED form. The personal statement must fit in the space provided.
Additional statements attached on a separate piece of paper due to space limitations will not be considered.
Can I submit medical records as part of the required documentation for a medical exception instead of a doctor’s note?
What if I am unable to obtain the official obituary notice if I am petitioning for death of an immediate family member?
I’m returning to college and trying to get Financial Aid. However, my grades are preventing me from being awarded Financial Aid. Can I use the PED process to have prior grades removed from my transcript?
A PED request must be submitted no later than one quarter following the end of the quarter which you are contesting. Additionally, you must be able to provide documentation to substantiate the extenuating circumstances to justify approval of your PED request. If both of these requirements are not met, you would not be eligible to submit a PED.
However, you may be eligible to submit a Satisfactory Academic Progress petition to regain Financial Aid eligibility. For more information, please visit Hawk Central or call Financial Aid at 509-542-5504.
Can I submit a PED if I didn’t have an unforeseen emergency or circumstance, but want to make a complaint?
Because the PED committee is only able to review circumstances that fit the exception categories listed on the petition, faculty complaints are not eligible for PED review. Please visit the Student Complaint Process to learn more about your options.