Physical or Financial Hardship Withdrawal Policy

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Morrison Institute of Technology recognizes that students may face hardship or other extenuating circumstances that may hinder attendance and/or academic performance.


A student may apply for a “hardship withdrawal” from their academic enrollment at Morrison Tech due to an unforeseeable and documented circumstance that occurs after the 100% tuition refund deadline date.  The hardship must have a significant impact on the student’s ability to continue in their course of study and be successful.


Types of physical or financial hardships shall include but are not limited to: 

  • Significant illness or injury.
  • Chronic illness.
  • Significant illness or injury to a family member for which the student is a part-time or full-time caretaker.. (spouse or partner, shield, parent or guardian, grandparent or sibling)
  • Mental health condition.
  • Death in the immediate family.
  • Sudden or consistent lack of transportation for commuter status students.
  • Significant non-elective cost of living increase for the student.   

Circumstances not valid for a physical/financial hardship:

  • Enrollment at another college.
  • Advising or academic processing issues or errors. 
  • Unaware of deadlines or not knowing you were registered.
  • Unable to login or access Populi portal.
  • Insufficient financial aid.
  • Owe a balance.
  • Dissatisfaction with the course content, instructor, or grade.
  • Disciplinary reasons.


To request a hardship withdrawal under this policy, the student must complete the hardship withdrawal request form and submit supporting documentation of the physical/financial hardship evidencing the significant physical or financial hardship prior to the end of the term/semester in which they intend to withdraw.


Hardship withdrawal submissions will be reviewed by Academic Affairs, Financial Aid and Fiscal Operations.  Students will be considered for a full or partial refund of the original tuition, fees and any other charges for the term of the withdrawal.  Outcomes will be based on the information submitted, along with college records, including but not limited to: enrollment, financial aid and billing.  Students will receive communication regarding the review outcomes and/or any requests for further information within two weeks of submission.


A student receiving federal and/or state financial assistance should contact the Financial Aid Office to address any possible financial implications, including those related to Title IV funding.  Hardship withdrawal requests will be processed according to the last date of course attendance.  


Questions regarding the Morrison Tech Hardship Withdrawal Policy should be emailed to the Academic Affairs Office: