Repeat Coursework Policy

Retaking Coursework
Federal regulations define 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 ACCT 2100:

  • 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 ECON 2100:

  • Term
    Eligible for Funding?
    Reason
    Grade
  • Spring 2012
    Yes
    First Attempt
    D.
  • Fsll 2012
    Yes
    First Repeat
    D
  • Spring 2013
    No
    Second Repeat
    D

Example with MATH 1106:

  • 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 ECON 1100:

  • 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 ACCT 2200:

  • Term
    Eligible for Funding?
    Reason
    Grade
  • Fall 2012
    Yes
    First Attempt
    D
  • Spring 2013
    Yes
    First Repeat
    W
  • Summer 2013
    Yes
    First Repeat that Counts
    C
  • Fall 2014
    No
    Second Repeat
    B

Example with ECON 2300:

  • 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

The repeat coursework rules only apply to undergraduate students. Repeating a course can also impact your Satisfactory Academic Progress status (SAP).  All grades count for SAP and all hours attempted and earned count as well. PLEASE NOTE:  If you have questions regarding your courses and repeat coursework, please contact your financial aid counselor.  The rules for repeat coursework are quite complex and your individual situation will need to be reviewed.

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