Repeated Courses Policy for Financial Aid Eligibility
Federal regulations limit the number of times a student may repeat
a course and receive federal financial aid for that course.
- A course being repeated for the first time counts toward enrollment
for financial aid eligibility.
- Retaking a course that was previously
failed one or more consecutive times (received an F) counts
toward enrollment for financial aid eligibility.
- A previously passed course counts in enrollment for financial
aid eligibility one additional time. A second or subsequent
repeat must be excluded
the enrollment calculation of
and the aid revised if allowable credits drop below full time (12 credits).
rule applies whether or not the student received aid for earlier
enrollments in the course.
- Only Title IV federal aid is subject to this policy. (Federal Pell
Grant, Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant, TEACH Grant, Direct
Loans, Perkins Loan, and Federal Work Study)
- Courses where the course and number remain the same but the content
changes might not be considered a repeat when taken more than
once. An example is a music performance course. The Registrar's Office
confirms qualifying enrollments as non-repeats on an individual basis.
- Should financial aid need to be adjusted to reflect the exclusion
of repeats, the Office of Financial Aid will send a revised
award letter to the student.
Example 1: Student fails first, second, third, etc. attempt of a course.
Because student never received a passing grade, course can be repeated
included in enrollment for financial aid.
Example 2: Student fails first attempt and receives
a D for the second attempt. A third attempt can be included in enrollment
aid for a final time. After a passing grade (A to D-or P) is received
only one additional attempt can be counted for financial aid enrollment.
Example 3: Student fails first attempt, receives a
D for a second attempt, fails third attempt. Student takes course a fourth
time. Because the
student received a passing grade earlier and then repeated the course,
enrollment in the fourth attempt cannot be included
for financial aid enrollment regardless of the grade.
Example 4: Student passes first attempt with a D, fails a second attempt.
Student cannot receive federal aid for any further attempts.