Student Financial Services

Repeat Coursework


Federal regulations limit the number of times a student may repeat a course and receive federal financial aid for that course.

  • A student may receive federal aid when repeating a course that was previously failed, regardless of the number of times the course was attempted and failed.
  • A student may receive federal aid to repeat a previously passed course one additional time.
  • Once a student has completed any course twice, and received at least one passing grade, he/she is no longer eligible to receive federal aid for that course.
  • If a student retakes a course that is not federal aid eligible, a recalculation of aid is done to exclude the credits for the repeated course.
  • This rule applies whether or not the student received federal aid for earlier enrollments in the course.

NOTE: Federal regulations specify that students may not receive aid for repeating courses previously passed twice, even if the student is required to retake those courses as part of their program.