Repeated Courses

A new 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 (received a 0.0 or No Pass), regardless of the number of times the course was attempted and failed.
  • A student may receive aid (if electing to repeat a previously passed course) one additional time. Whether the repeated course is passed or failed, the student is no longer eligible to receive aid for that course.
  • If a student chooses to retake a course, and that course is not eligible for aid, the Office of Financial Aid will recalculate the student's aid to exclude the credits for financial aid purposes.
  • This rule applies whether or not the student received aid for earlier enrollments in the course.
  • Not all aid will require adjustment. Students can see the effect on their aid offers by comparing their enrollment level with and without the course(s) using the Enrollment Chart for Fall/Spring Semesters or for the Summer Session.
  • Students will receive notification if they are aid applicants and attempt to repeat coursework beyond the limits.
  • Students must also adhere to MSU's repeat policy.