Repeat Coursework

Beginning July 1, 2011, the Department of Education amended the definition of a full-time student to allow repeated coursework to count toward enrollment status in term-based programs.

If Repeating a Passed Course

For financial aid purposes, a student can only receive federal financial aid funding for one repetition of a previously passed course.

Example:

  • 1st time a student takes a course he passes with a low grade
  • 2nd time a student takes the same course to get a better grade to improve his GPA
  • 3rd time a student takes the same course, if this student has a course load of 12 hours, at this point, for financial aid purposes he will not be considered full-time. He will be considered to be attending 3/4 time (the class he is taking for the third time will not be considered as part of his enrollment) and his aid will be disbursed as such.

If Repeating a Failed Course

For financial aid purposes, a student may repeat a failed course until it is passed.

Example:

  • 1st time a student takes a course he receives a failing grade
  • 2nd time a student takes the same course he receives a failing grade
  • 3rd time a student takes the same course, it will continue to be counted as part of his enrollment. This student would be able to repeat this failed course until passed.