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Repeat Coursework Policy

Financial Aid Repeat Coursework Policy

Students may receive federal financial aid funding for one (1) repetition of a course successfully completed. The repeated class may be counted towards a student's enrollment status and the student may be awarded Title IV aid for the enrollment status based on the inclusion of the class.

Grades of A, B, C, D, Y, P and S are considered course credit hours successfully completed.

Grades of W, F, U, I, IP, N and Z are considered course credit hours not successfully completed.

Students should be aware that for Satisfactory Academic Progress, all coursework attempted counts toward GPA, PACE of completion and maximum timeframe hours used to determine eligibility for federal financial aid. To see the Satisfactory Academic Policy Statement you may visit: www.sinclair.edu/satisfactory-academic-progress

Students taking repeated courses should consult with the Financial Aid & Scholarships office prior to registration to ensure repeated courses are counted appropriately for financial aid eligibility. In addition, a student may need to provide documentation from the department chairperson of their valid active program regarding the need to repeat courses.

A possible exception exists for coursework with the same department name, course number and title but whose content varies by term and is required to complete the student's current active program. All exceptions will require the student to complete and submit a Repeat Coursework Appeal. Please see a financial aid officer for the Repeat Coursework Appeal form and a list of department chair office locations.

Examples of repeated coursework that may or may not be counted for federal financial aid eligibility:

  • A. A student is enrolled in 12 credit hours which includes a 3 credit hour course that the student passed and is repeating. The student withdraws from the course before the last day to withdraw with a full refund (withdrawals without record). The next term, the student is again registered for 12 credit hours and repeats the same 3 credit course. Twelve credits will count for financial aid eligibility.
  • B. A student is enrolled in 15 credit hours, which includes a 3 credit hour course that the student previously passed and is repeating. The student is enrolled in a minimum of 12 credit hours which are not repeats, therefore, student's financial aid eligibility will not be impacted by the repeated course.
  • C. A student is enrolled in 15 credit hours which includes 3 credits repeating a course not yet passed. Since the student has never passed the course, the student's financial aid eligibility is not impacted by the repeat.
  • D. A student is registered for 12 credit hours which includes a 3 credit hour course that have been previously taken two times with grades of D and F respectively. Since the student has already taken the course one time since it was passed, he cannot receive Title IV aid for the second repeat of the course even though an F was earned. Only 9 credits will count for financial aid eligibility.
    • Last Revised: 07/25/2017