Financial Aid

Repeat Coursework

Repeat Coursework

The following is a recent change to federal regulations governing federal student aid programs. This change may have an impact on your federal student aid when you repeat coursework.


  • A student may receive aid when repeating a course for the first time whatever the outcome of the prior attempt.
  • Once a student has completed any course twice with a passing or a failed grade, he/she is no longer eligible to receive aid for that course.
  • The federal regulation change applies whether or not the student received aid for earlier enrollments in the course.


The following action will occur following the add/drop period of each term:

  • If a student is registered for 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 myIPFW.
  • Adjustments to financial aid and notification of such will occur at the point of disbursement. This may result in the student repaying part of their federal aid. Students will receive notification if they are aid applicants and attempt to repeat coursework beyond the limits.


Repeat Coursework and Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP):

  • If you repeat a course, the hours from the first attempt and any subsequent attempts will be considered in the course completion calculation.
  • Only the most recent grade earned in a repeated course will be incorporated into the GPA calculation.