“To Repeat Or Not To Repeat?”
Know the answers before you make a decision that could “dramatically” change the look of your financial aid award package!!
Effective Spring 2012, due to changes in federal regulations(34 CFR Section 668.2), the Financial Aid Office is required to monitor and adjust a student’s enrollment level for Title IV Aid (Pell Grants, Supplemental Education Opportunity Grants, Federal Perkins Loans, Federal Direct Loans) if, or when, they repeat course work for credit that they have already earned.
- Students can retake courses and receive federal aid if they had previously failed a course, but can only receive financial aid once for a course that has been previously passed. A passing grade is defined as D or better.
- The policy allows a student to receive financial aid under the following situations:
- To repeat any failed course that has never been passed until a passing grade is received.
- To repeat any withdrawn course with a grade of W that has never been passed previously until a passing grade is received.
- To repeat one time any course in which you previously received a passing grade(D or better).
Federal aid is calculated according to need and the student’s adjusted enrollment status. Please read the examples below:
A student is taking a previously passed 3 credit hour course for the third time. The student is enrolled in a total of 12 credit hours for the term. Per federal regulations, the repeated course must be excluded from the student’s aid eligibility. Only 9 of the student’s 12 hours can be used to calculate aid eligibility. The student’s Federal Pell Grant will be reduced to reflect 3/4 time instead of full-time enrollment. This may impact eligibility for institutional merit and need based scholarships and /or grants.
A student repeats a previously passed course. The student receives an F on the second attempt. The student attempts the course for the third time. The third course attempt will not be counted in total enrollment hours for aid purposes.
A student repeats a previously passed course. The student withdraws from the course on the second attempt. The student attempts the course for the third time. The third course attempt will not be counted in total enrollment hours for aid purposes.