Repeated Coursework and Financial Aid Eligibility

Federal financial aid regulations limit the number of times a student may repeat a course and receive federal financial aid for that course. Students may only receive federal financial aid funding for one repetition of a previously passed course.

  • A student can repeat the same course and receive federal financial aid until a “D” grade or better is earned for the course. (Note: Satisfactory Academic Progress must also be meet)
  • Once a student receives a “D” grade or better the student can only repeat the course once and receive federal financial aid.

 

Scenarios

1st attempt

2nd attempt

3rd attempt

Eligible for Aid?

Scenario 1

F

D

Enrolled

Yes

Scenario 2  

D

C

Enrolled

No

Scenario 3

F

F

Enrolled

Yes

 

A student cannot use that course toward enrollment for financial aid purposes. If the student is taking 12 credits hours, including the three credit hours that are considered as a third repeat, only nine credits will count toward federal financial aid eligibility. This will affect the students cost of attendance and may reduce the amount of financial aid the student eligible to receive.