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Repeat Coursework 

Financial Aid Policy Regarding Repeat Coursework

Changes in federal regulations impact how financial aid can be used for classes taken more than once.

You CAN receive financial aid: 

  • Only one additional time to repeat a course that has already been passed (D- or higher). Any repeated attempts after that will not be eligible for financial aid. Note that this applies even if you earn a failing grade (F) during the second attempt (see Example A below).
  • As many times as necessary to repeat a course in which the only previous grade earned has been a failing grade (F) (see Example B below).
All courses previously taken, even if financial aid was not used, are compared against the current semester to determine if it is a repeated class and whether it can be paid for using financial aid. Your financial aid may be recalculated if you take a class that is not eligible for financial aid. This policy does not provide exceptions if the repeat courses are taken in order to meet plan of study grade requirements, i.e. a grade of C or higher must be earned to count towards your major.

A repeated course (along with the original attempt) must be counted towards maximum time frame & completion rate.  See the Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy.


Example A: 
General Biology 10806114

Term
Eligible for Funding?
Reason
Grade
Summer 2012     
Yes
First Attempt     
D-
Fall 2012
Yes
First Repeat
F
Spring 2013
No
Second Repeat
C


Example B:  Economics 10809195

 Term
Eligible for Funding?
Reason
Grade
Fall 2011           
Yes                   
First Attempt
W
Spring 2012     
Yes
Not Passed Before     
F
Fall 2012
YesNot Passed Before
F
Spring 2013
Yes
Not Passed Before
F     
Fall 2013
Yes
Not Passed Before
C


The following action will occur near the Census Date (See Important Dates):

  • If a student retakes a course that is not aid eligible, a recalculation of aid will be done to exclude the credits for the repeated course.
    • Not all aid will require adjustment. Students may see the adjustment on their aid offers by viewing awards in MyFVTC.
  • Students will receive notification if they are aid applicants and attempt to repeat coursework beyond the limits. Adjustments to financial aid and notification of such will occur near the Census Date.  This may result in the student being responsible for payment of the class tuition.

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