Repeat Classes and Financial Aid Eligibility Policy
New federal financial aid regulations limit the number of times a student may repeat a course and receive federal financial aid for that course.
If a Student Receives A "W" or An "F" in a Course
- A student is allowed to repeat the same course and receive federal financial aid (in addition to assuming the office’s Satisfactory Academic Progress is met) until a “D-“grade or better is earned for the class.
- Once the student has achieved a “D-“ grade or better, a student can repeat the same course a second time and still receive federal financial aid
If a Student Elects to Take a Repeat Class Within the Same Course a Third Time
- Once a “D-“ grade or better has been earned, the class cannot be factored into federal financial aid enrollment eligibility
- This rule applies whether or not a student received federal financial aid in earlier enrollments of the course
Once a Repeated Class Can No Longer Be Counted Within a Student's Enrollment for Federal Financial Aid Purposes
- It is irrelevant for financial aid purposes if a student is required to retake a class to meet major/program GPA requirements
- It is irrelevant if a student has a personal desire to receive an improved grade
- This rule may seem unfriendly to the academic career of student. The rule is federal law. There is no appeal process and the rule cannot be overridden.
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