Federal regulations limit the number of times a student may repeat a course and receive Federal financial aid for that course:
- A student may receive aid when repeating a course for the first time (course was previously failed or passed first time).
- A student may receive aid to repeat a previously passed course one additional time (students are no longer eligible to receive aid for courses they repeat twice and receive a passing grade).
- A student may receive aid for a repeated course in which they have never received a passing grade for as many times as it takes to pass the course as long as they are meeting other financial aid eligibility requirements.
- If a previously passed course is repeated a third time, the course would not be counted towards financial eligibility.
The federal regulations apply whether or not the student received aid for earlier enrollments in the course.