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Student Financial Assistance
Nova Southeastern University
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3301 College Avenue
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33314

(954) 262-3380
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Repeat Course Policy for Financial Aid

Effective July 1, 2011, a student may receive federal financial aid (Title IV funds) for a repeated course only once if the course was previously passed (credit has been received).

Example 1

Tania takes MATH 1040 in the fall 2016 semester at the College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences. She receives a C- grade and 3 credits for the course. She decides to retake the course in the winter 2017 semester in order to improve her grade and GPA. However, for her repeat class she receives an F grade and no credits. In the fall 2017, she decides to retake the course for a third time. The chart below displays her financial aid eligibility.

Semester Course Grade/Credits Financial Aid Eligibility
Fall 2016 Math 1040 C- 3 credits received Eligible
Winter 2017 Math 1040 F- no credit received Eligible
Fall 2017 Math 1040 Irrelevant
A student may only receive financial aid for one repeat of a course for which credit has been previously received.
Not Eligible
The student has already received aid for a previously passed course.

Example 2

Tania takes MATH 1040 in the fall 2016 semester at the College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences. She receives an F grade and no 3 credits for the course. She decides to retake the course in the winter 2017 semester. For her repeat class she receives another F and no credits. In the fall 2017, she decides to retake the course for a third time. She receives a D grade and three credits for the course. Tania can repeat MATH 1040 and receive financial aid.

Semester Course Grade/Credits Financial Aid Eligibility
Fall 2016 Math 1040 F - no credit received Eligible
Winter 2017 Math 1040 F - no credit received Eligible
Fall 2017 Math 1040 D - 3 credits received Eligible

Important

The Office of Financial Assistance does not determine if a student may repeat a class, only whether a student may be eligible for financial aid for a repeat class. For more information on your academic program's policy regarding repeat coursework or grade forgiveness, contact your academic advisor. In addition, every repeated course affects Satisfactory Academic Progress calculations; all repeated courses are counted as attempted credits.