Financial Aid - Federal School Code: 006972

 

Repeating Coursework & Financial Aid


Eligibility for Retaking Coursework


As per federal regulations, Butte College may allow repeated courses to count for financial aid awarding under the following condition:

EXAMPLE: John enrolled in Math 124 and received a 'D' grade but needed a 'C' grade for it to count toward his degree. The next semester, John enrolled in Math 124 for the second time and received another 'D' grade. John decided to retake it for the third time but now the course is considered ineligible for financial aid.

Note: A student enrolled in non-term-based programs may NOT receive credit for retaking coursework. Students enrolled in clock-hour programs should check with the Financial Aid Office about specific hour-based policies.

As per federal regulations, Butte College CANNOT allow repeated courses to count for financial aid awarding under the following two conditions:

EXAMPLE: Jane enrolls in four classes in the fall semester, passes three of them and fails one. The specific academic program that she is pursuing requires her to retake the three passed classes because she failed the one class. Jane then enrolls in all four classes for the spring semester. According to federal regulations, the failed class will count for federal aid but the three classes previously passed in the fall cannot be counted toward payable units. 


Additional Information


 

Students on Excess Units Petitions: should note that Excess Units Policies prohibit them from receiving financial aid to repeat courses with grades of 'D,' 'F,' 'FW' or 'W'. See Acknowledgment of Excess Units Policies on the Excess Units Petition.

Students enrolled in Career Work Experience or General Work Experience: should note that federal course repetition policies only allow units from the first two enrollments (same course number) to be used toward Financial Aid eligibility. See Work Experience & Financial Aid