Repeating Course Work

New Federal Regulation limits the number of times a student may repeat a course and receive financial aid for that course.

Section 668.2(b) specifies that in a term-based program a student may repeat any coursework previously taken in the program but the coursework may not include more than one repetition of a previously passed course. This provision applies to graduate and professional as well as undergraduate students.

A student is allowed to repeat a previously failed course and receive federal financial aid until a passing grade of “C” of higher is earned for that class. Once a student achieves a grade of “C” or higher, a student may repeat the same course only a second time and still receive federal financial aid. If a student chooses to repeat a previously passed course more than once, this course’s enrollment hours will not be counted in the full-time/half-time financial aid requirement and the tuition/fees will not be paid with federal aid for this course. This rule applies whether or not a student received federal financial aid in either of their earlier enrollments for the course.

Examples:

Student passes a course with a grad of “C” but needs a grade of “B”. The student retakes this course but receives an “F”. The student can retake the course again, but the course will not count towards financial aid enrollment requirements and will not receive federal financial aid for this course.

Courses that are given a “W” or “I” are not considered completed therefore are not counted as a repeated course.

Student passes a course with a grad of “C” but needs a grade of “B”. The student retakes this course but receives a “W” or “I”. The student can retake the course again until they receive any grade of “F” or higher. After this, any future retakes of this course will not count towards financial aid enrollment requirements and will not receive federal financial aid for this course.

Please look over your programs required enrollment of what is considered full-time/half-time enrollmenthttps://www.unthsc.edu/students/financial-aid/cost-of-attendance-at-unthsc/ . If you are in enrolled in 2 courses (each 3 hrs.) fall or spring, but one of these courses falls under the repeated course of not being eligible, you will be considered less than half-time and no longer eligible for federal, state, and most other financial aid.

Exemptions: Courses that are intended to be repeated multiple times such as Independent Studies, Special Topics, Thesis, and Dissertations do not fall under the “Repeating Coursework” regulations.

This page was last modified on June 7, 2017