Per federal regulations, repeated coursework that falls under the following conditions cannot be included in a student’s enrollment status for Title IV Federal Aid eligibility. Title IV aid includes Federal PELL or SEOG grants, college work-study, Perkins, and PLUS loans.

  • Repeating a previously passed course more than once. A course is considered passed if the student receives a grade of D or better
  • Repeating a previously passed course due to failing other coursework
  • Repeating a previously passed course for the sole purpose of gaining eligibility for Title IV aid.

Federal Title IV aid will be recalculated based on the student’s adjusted enrollment status. This recalculation will be applied regardless of whether a student received aid for previous course enrollments.

Example 1

A student is repeating a previously passed three credit course for the second time. The student is enrolled in a total of twelve credits for the term. Per federal regulations, the repeated course must be excluded from the student’s Title IV enrollment status. Only nine of the twelve credits can be used to calculate Title IV aid eligibility. If the student is eligible for a federal PELL grant, it will be reduced to reflect three quarter time enrollment instead of full-time enrollment.

Example 2

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 Title IV purposes.