Repeated Courses and Financial Aid Eligibility | Troy University

Repeated Courses

Repeated Courses and Financial Aid Eligibility

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

  • A student may receive aid when repeating a course that was previously failed, regardless of the number of times the course was attempted and failed.
  • A student may receive aid for repeating a previously passed course as long it is the first repeat of the course and is required in your program.
  • Once a student has completed any course twice with a passing grade, he/she is no longer eligible to receive aid for that course.
  • If a student retakes a course that is not aid eligible, those credits will be excluded when calculating financial aid eligibility.


  1st Attempt 2nd Attempt/
first repeat
3rd Attempt/
second repeat
Is the class
eligible for
Financial Aid?
Course 1 F D Enrolled Yes
Course 2 C Enrolled Yes
Course 3 D C Enrolled No
Course 4 D F Enrolled No
Course 5 W F Enrolled Yes

Explanation of the Above Examples:

  1. Yes, the credits are counted towards the financial aid eligibility because the students
    first attempt was a fail. The repeated credits clock started with the second attempt that resulted in a grade of D.
  2. Yes, these credits may be counted, even though it was previously passed, because it is the first time the class is being repeated.
  3. No, this course was previously passed and this is the third attempt. Two attempts is the maximum attempts these credits can count towards financial aid eligibility, because the course has been passed.
  4. No, the class credits are no longer considered for financial aid eligibility because it has
    been previously passed and this is the second time it is being repeated.
  5. Yes, because this course has never been passed so may still be counted towards financial aid eligible credits.
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