The following is a recent change to federal regulations governing federal student aid programs.  This change may have an impact on the awarding of federal student aid for repeated coursework. 


  • A student may receive aid when repeating a course for the first time (course was previously failed or passed first time).
  • A student may receive aid when repeating a course that was previously failed (received an N, E, F), regardless of the number of times the course was attempted and failed.
  • A student may receive aid to repeat a previously passed course one additional time.
  • Once a student has completed any course twice with a passing 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 retakes 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 SIS.
  • Students will receive notification if they are aid applicants and attempt to repeat coursework beyond the limits. Adjustments to financial aid and notification of such will occur following the add/drop period of each term.  This may result in the student repaying part of their federal aid.

UM-Flint has academic policies regarding courses that may be re-elected for a defined number of attempts.  Courses that must be re-elected as a requirement of a major may be covered by financial aid.  Please refer to the UM-Flint Catalog for more information on academic policies.