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Repeat Coursework

Changes in federal regulations impact how financial aid can be used for classes taken more than once.

You CAN receive financial aid: 

  • To repeat a course that has already been passed (D- or higher) only one additional time. Any repeated attempts after that will not be eligible for financial aid. Note that this applies even if you earn a failing grade (F) or withdraw (W) during the second attempt.
  • As many times as necessary to repeat a course in which the only previous grade earned has been a failing grade (F).
  • Even if a passing grade has been earned for certain repeat courses, such as Band or thesis hours, due to different subject content being studied in each term.

All courses previously taken, even if financial aid was not used, are compared against the current semester to determine if it is a repeated class and whether it can be paid for using financial aid. Your financial aid may be recalculated if you take a class that is not eligible for financial aid. This policy does not provide exceptions if the repeat courses are taken to meet plan of study grade requirements, i.e. a grade of C or higher must be earned to count towards your major.

 

Example with MA 15900:
Term Eligible for Funding? Reason Grade
Fall 2011 Yes First Attempt W
Spring 2012 Yes Not Passed Before F
Summer 2012 Yes Not Passed Before D
Fall 2012 Yes First Repeat D+
Spring 2013 No Second Repeat C

 



Example with MGMT 20000:
Term Eligible for Funding? Reason Grade
Spring 2012 Yes First Attempt D-
Fall 2012 Yes First Repeat D-
Spring 2013 No Second Repeat D

 



Example with COM 11400:
Term Eligible for Funding? Reason Grade
Summer 2012 Yes First Attempt F
Fall 2012 Yes Not Passed Before W
Spring 2013 Yes Not Passed Before D
Fall 2013 Yes First Repeat C-

 



Example with BIOL 11000:
Term Eligible for Funding? Reason Grade
Fall 2011 Yes First Attempt C-
Spring 2012 Yes First Repeat F
Fall 2012 No Second Repeat D-
Spring 2013 No Third Repeat C+

 



Example with ENGL 42000:
Term Eligible for Funding? Reason Grade
Fall 2012 Yes First Attempt D-
Spring 2013 Yes First Repeat W
Summer 2013 No Second Repeat C

 



Example with ENGR 10300:
Term Eligible for Funding? Reason Grade
Fall 2011 Yes First Attempt W
Spring 2012 Yes Not Passed Before F
Fall 2012 Yes Not Passed Before F
Spring 2013 Yes Not Passed Before F
Fall 2013 Yes Not Passed Before C