Federal regulations limit the number of times a student may repeat a course and receive financial aid for that course. Students may only receive federal financial aid for one repetition of a previously passed course.

Note: this restriction does not apply to courses that students are required to repeat. Students taking a required repeat course should work with the Financial Aid Office to ensure those credits are counted appropriately for financial aid eligibility. Students may need to provide documentation regarding the requirement to repeat.

If a student gets an 'F' in a course, that student is allowed to repeat the course and receive financial aid (assuming he/she is meeting Satisfactory Academic Progress and is meeting all other eligibility requirements) until he/she receives a 'D' or better.

Once the student has received a 'D' grade or better, he/she can repeat the course a second time and still receive federal aid. The third time the student repeats a course in which he/she has earned a 'D' or better, the Financial Aid Office cannot provide federal funding for that repeated course.


Term Course Eligibility Status Result
Spring 2018 English 099   Eligible for financial aid Failed (F)
Summer 2018  English 099 Eligible for financial aid (because course not previously passed) Passed (D)
Fall 2018 English 099 Eligible for financial aid (first repeat of previously passed course) Passed (D)
Spring 2019 English 099 Not eligible for financial aid