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Retaking Course Work

Federal regulations (RETAKING COURSE WORK (Sec. 668.2(b)) (FR p. 666948)) limit students’ eligibility of federal aid with regards to repeated courses. Students may not receive federal aid (Pell Grant and Stafford Loans) for courses that were previously taken and passed beyond the first retake. In addition, that course will not count towards your actual enrollment.


Student A takes a course and receives a grade of ‘D’. Student A needs a ‘C’ in this course to count for the requirements of the degree. Student A takes the course again (and receives aid) and earns another ‘D’.  Student A needs to retake the course again, but is no longer eligible for federal aid for that class. Additionally, Student A cannot use that course toward enrollment for financial aid purposes. If student A is taking 12 credits, but the repeated 3 credit course is no longer eligible, Student A’s actual enrollment for financial aid purposes must be listed as 9 credits. This will affect Student A's cost of attendance and may reduce the amount of aid the student is eligible for.