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Financial Aid Repeat Coursework Policy


The Department of Education recently published new regulations which impact Federal Title IV financial aid eligibility for repeated coursework. In order to receive financial aid for a repeated course, you may only repeat a previously passed course (A, B, C or D grade) once. If you enroll in a previously repeated course for a third time, you will need to pay for that course via another method than financial aid.

  • A student may receive aid when repeating a course for the first time.
  • A student may receive aid when repeating a course that was failed or withdrawn from regardless of the number of times the course was attempted and failed. (SAP Policy still applies to all attempts)
  • A student may receive aid to repeat a previously passed course one additional time. If a student fails the second attempt, no more aid will be available for the third attempt. If the second attempt is a withdrawal, the course is eligible for aid for a third attempt.
  • Once a student has completed any course twice with a grade (A, B, C, D or F); he or she will no longer receive aid for that course.
  • Once a course is no longer eligible for aid, that course (if retaken) will not count in your financial aid hours for aid for that semester.





**When repeated courses are not eligible for financial aid, those hours will be excluded from your overall financial aid hours for that semseter. If you are registered for 12 credit hours and one of the 3 credit hour courses is inelgible for aid, you will only have 9 financial aid hours for that semester. This means even though you are registered for 12 credit hours, your Pell Grant (if Pell eligible) will only pay the 3/4 time amount and not the full-time amount. The same rule applies for loans; you must be enrolled for at least 6 credit hours for Subsidized, Unsubsidized, Parent Plus or Alternative Loans. Understand that if you are registered for 6-8 credit hours and a 3 credit course is a not eligible for aid, you will not have the 6 financial aid hours needed to recieve a loan.



Page last updated: October 21, 2014