Repeated Courses

A new federal regulation limits the number of times a student may repeat a course and receive financial aid for that course.

  • A student may receive aid when repeating a course that was previously failed (received a 0.0 or No pass), regardless of the number of times the course was attempted and failed.
  • A student may receive aid to repeat a previously passed course one additional time.
  • Once a student has completed any course twice with a passing grade, he/she is no longer eligible to receive aid for that course.
  • If a student retakes a course that is not aid eligible, a recalculation of aid is done to exclude the credits for the repeated course.
  • This rule applies whether or not the student received aid for earlier enrollments in the course.

The following example further describes this situation:

Example 1

Term Course Result Eligibility Status
Spring 2011 ENG 1101 Fail Eligible for Financial Aid
Summer 2011 ENG 1101 Pass Eligible for Financial Aid (1st repeat of previously passed course)
Fall 2011 ENG 1101 Pass Eligible for Financial Aid (2nd repeat of previously passed course)
Spring 2012 (future) ENG 1101 Not eligible for Financial Aid