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Repeat Course Regulation

Financial Aid

On July 1, 2011, changes in federal regulations impact how financial aid can be used for classes taken more than once.  A repeated course is eligible for financial aid 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. Some performance courses may be repeated using financial aid even after receiving a passing grade due to different subject content being studied in each term.  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. Listed below are examples of the regulation.  If you have any questions, please see your Financial Aid Advisor.

Example 1

Term Eligible for Funding? Reason Grade
Fall 2010 Yes First Attempt W
Spring 2011 Yes Not Passed Before F
Summer 2011 Yes Not Passed Before D
Fall 2011 Yes First Repeat D
Spring 2012 No Second Repeat C

Example 2

Term Eligible for Funding? Reason Grade
Spring 2011 Yes First Attempt D
Fall 2011 Yes First Repeat D
Spring 2012 No Second Repeat B

Example 3

Term Eligible for Funding? Reason Grade
Fall 2010 Yes First Attempt F
Spring 2011 Yes Not Passed Before W
Summer 2011 Yes Not Passed Before D
Fall 2011 Yes First Repeat C
Spring 2012 No Second Repeat B

Example 4

Term Eligible for Funding? Reason Grade
Fall 2010 Yes First Attempt C
Spring 2011 Yes First Repeat F
Fall 2011 No Second Repeat D
Spring 2012 No Third Repeat B

Example 5

Term Eligible for Funding? Reason Grade
Spring 2011 Yes First Attempt D
Fall 2011 Yes First Repeat W
Spring 2012 No Second Repeat C

Example 6

Term Eligible for Funding? Reason Grade
Fall 2010 Yes First Attempt W
Spring 2011 Yes Not Passed Before F
Summer 2011 Yes Not Passed Before F
Fall 2011 Yes Not Passed Before F
Spring 2012 Yes Not Passed Before B