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Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships

Repeat Coursework Policy

Federal financial aid regulations limit the number of times a student may repeat a course and receive financial aid for that course. 

Once a student earns credit for a course (a letter grade of “D” or higher), a student may receive financial aid for only 1 additional attempt of the same course, regardless of the earned grade for the additional attempt.

A third or subsequent attempt of that course will not be factored into the student’s enrollment and federal and state aid may be reduced or cancelled.  All attempted units, including repeated classes still count into the Satisfactory Academic Progress calculation.

Repeat Coursework Policy
Sample Course 1st Enrollment 2nd Enrollment 3rd Enrollment 4th Enrollment
CHEM 1A F (eligible) D (eligible) F (eligible) Not eligible for aid
MATH 10A D (eligible) F (eligible) Not eligible for aid  
FBS 155 D (eligible) D (eligible) Not eligible for aid  
PH 131 W D (eligible) D (eligible) Not eligible for aid
CE 20 NC (eligible) W D (eligible) Not eligible for aid