Repeated Coursework Policy

 Effective July 1, 2011, Federal Regulations specify that students may receive federal financial aid funding for one repetition of a previously passed course. A passed course is defined as one in which a grade of A, B, C, D, P, or S is received.

  •  Examples of repeated coursework that MAY count towards a student’s enrollment status for the purposes of determining financial aid eligibility are listed below:
    • Repeated coursework may be included if the student received an unsatisfactory or failing grade.  Student may repeat failed course until it is passed.
    • Repeated coursework may be included when determining enrollment if a student needs to meet an academic standard for a particular previously passed course, such as a minimum grade.  Example:  Student received a ‘D’ in a course which requires a minimum grade of ‘C’ for his/her major.  Please note that this is limited to one repetition of a passed course.
  • Examples of repeated coursework that may NOT count towards a student’s enrollment status for the purpose of determining financial aid eligibility is listed below:
    • Retaking a passed course more than once.  If a student receives a ‘D’ in a course and decides to repeat the course to improve his/her GPA, he/she may repeat this passed course ONE time.  However, if the student wants to repeat it a second time, the course would not count towards the student’s enrollment status.


  • Dissertation and thesis hours are excluded from this provision
  • All repeated courses affect financial aid satisfactory academic progress calculations. Regardless of whether the student received financial aid or not, all repeated coursework must be counted as attempted credits.
  • Students will be allowed to receive aid for multiple courses labeled as ‘Special Topics’ as long as the course content differs.  Course content will be verified with the Academic College.