New regulations for Federal student aid programs specify that previously passed courses repeated more than once can no longer be counted in the enrollment status for determining a student's federal aid eligibility.
For example, a student enrolls in CHEM 1212 (a 3 hour course) for the first time and receives a "D" grade. He repeats this course and it is eligible to be counted in his enrollment for federal financial aid purposes since it is his first repeat of the previously passed course. He receives a "C" in the course. The student then decides to enroll in this course a third time. Based on the new regulation, the course cannot be included in his total hours of enrollment for federal financial aid purposes; so, if his total enrollment for the semester is 12 hours, only 9 hours can be counted in determining federal aid eligibility. See here for information on how a student's enrollment status affects his or her financial aid eligibility.
- Courses that are specified as repeatable in the UGA Bulletin are exempt from these regulations up to the maximum permitted hours reflected in the Bulletin. For example, MUSI 3190 is a one-credit-hour course repeatable for a maximum of 6 credit hours.
- If the student is also enrolled in the minimum number of hours required by the particular federal aid program in addition to the course(s) he or she is repeating.
Please note that this new federal aid regulation does not impact State (i.e., HOPE or Zell Miller scholarships) or Institutional scholarships.