Repeated Coursework

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

Once credit - a letter grade of "D" or better - has been earned in a course, a student may receive financial aid for only one additional (second) attempt of the same course, regardless of the earned grade for the second attempt.

A third or subsequent attempt of that same course will not be factored into the student's enrollment and federal aid may be reduced or canceled.

Adding courses may mitigate any reduction. At census, we will modify aid based on your adjusted enrollment status. Repeated classes may also count against satisfactory academic progressOpens in new window ,  which must be taken into consideration when determining aid eligibility.

Examples of who is eligible to receive financial aid for repeat coursework
Sample Course  1st Take 2nd Take 3rd Take 4th Take
ACCT 201A  F (eligible) D (eligible) F (eligible) Not eligible for aid
ENG 101  D (eligible) F (eligible) Not eligible for aid -
COM 100  D (eligible) D (eligible) Not eligible for aid -
SAMPLE W D (eligible) D (eligible) Not eligible for aid
SAMPLE D (eligible) W D (eligible) Not eligible for aid

You will be notified via campus email if you are not eligible for aid due to repeated coursework. If you add new courses prior to the fourth week of the semester we will automatically review your eligibility.

Source: Federal Register, Volume 75, Number 209, Page 66,868, Part 668, Student Assistance General Provisions Retaking Coursework 668.2, Repeated Coursework RegulationPDF File Opens in new window