According to federal regulations, repeat courses may impact your financial aid eligibility. In order for a repeated course to count toward your enrollment status for financial aid purposes, it may only have been previously passed once (a total of two attempts). If you enroll in a previously passed course for a third time, this course will not count towards your enrollment for financial aid purposes. This rule applies whether or not the student received aid for earlier enrollments in the course.
- A student may receive aid when repeating a course for the first time.
- A student may receive aid when repeating a course that was previously failed or withdrawn from regardless of the number of times the course was attempted and failed. ( Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy still applies)
- A student may receive aid to repeat a previously passed course one additional time. If a student fails the second attempt, no more financial aid will be given to repeat the course a third time. If the second attempt is a withdrawal then aid is allowable on a third attempt.
- If a student retakes a course that is not aid eligible, the credit hours will be excluded from the financial aid enrollment for that semester.
- Aid Eligible: A student takes Biology 110 and receives a grade of W or F. The student repeats the class and receives a D. For financial aid purposes the student is considered to have now passed the class. He or she may repeat the class one more time for a better grade and receive financial aid.
- Not Aid Eligible: A student takes Biology 110 and receives a D. The student repeats the course and receives a grade of F. If the student enrolls in Biology 110 for a third attempt, the course would not be included in their enrollment for financial aid. In this scenario, if the student was enrolled in a total of 12 credit hours for the term, including the 3rd repeat of Biology 110, only 9 credits will count toward financial aid eligibility.
- Aid Eligible: Courses that are intended to be repeated multiple times such as Independent Studies, Special Topics, Thesis and Dissertation.
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Explanations of the Above Examples
- Course 1: Yes, these credits are included in the financial aid enrollment because the student is allowed to repeat any failed or withdrawn course until a passing grade is received.
- Course 2: Yes, these credits may be counted, even though it was previously passed, because it is the first time the class is being repeated.
- Course 3: No, this course was previously passed twice and this is the third attempt.
- Course 4: No, the class credits are no longer considered for financial aid eligibility because it has been previously passed, and this is the third attempt.
- Course 5: Yes, because this course has never been passed so it may still be counted toward financial aid enrollment.