Repeat Coursework

A repeated course is eligible for federal financial aid funds if it has never been completed with a grade of D- or higher (passed). A course can be completed one additional time with financial aid after receiving a passing grade (D or higher). Some performance courses may be repeated using federal financial aid even after receiving a passing grade due to different subject content being studied in each semester. All courses previously taken are compared against the current semester to determine if it is a repeated class and whether it can be paid for using financial aid. In other words, federal funds can pay a student for only one retake course of any previously passed course.


NOTE: This policy differs from the academic policy governing repeated courses. All repeated courses do affect financial aid Satisfactory Academic Progress calculations. A repeated course along with the original attempt must be counted as attempted credits.

Listed below are examples of the regulation.

Example 1
Term Eligible for Funding? Reason Grade
Fall 2013 Yes First Attempt W
Spring 2014 Yes Not Passed Before F
Summer 2014 Yes Not Passed Before D
Fall 2014 Yes First Repeat D
Spring 2015 No Second Repeat C

Example 2
Term Eligible for Funding? Reason Grade
Spring 2014 Yes First Attempt D
Fall 2014 Yes First Repeat D
Spring 2015 No Second Repeat B

Example 3
Term Eligible for Funding? Reason Grade
Fall 2013 Yes First Attempt F
Spring 2014 Yes Not Passed Before W
Summer 2014 Yes Not Passed Before D
Fall 2014 Yes First Repeat C
Spring 2015 No Second Repeat B

Example 4
Term Eligible for Funding? Reason Grade
Fall 2013 Yes First Attempt C
Spring 2014 Yes First Repeat F
Fall 2014 No Second Repeat D
Spring 2015 No Third Repeat B

Example 5
Term Eligible for Funding? Reason Grade
Spring 2014 Yes First Attempt D
Fall 2014 Yes First Repeat W
Spring 2015 No Second Repeat C

Example 6
Term Eligible for Funding? Reason Grade
Fall 2013 Yes First Attempt W
Spring 2014 Yes Not Passed Before F
Summer 2014 Yes Not Passed Before F
Fall 2014 Yes Not Passed Before F
Spring 2015 Yes Not Passed Before B