Federal regulations limit the amount of federal aid that can be used when repeating a course that has previously been passed with any grade higher than an F. If a student earns a ‘W’ or ‘F’ in a course, the student can continue to repeat the course paid with federal aid so long as they are meeting minimum Financial Aid Satisfactory Academic Progress requirements. Once a grade of ‘D’ or higher is earned for a course, students can only repeat the course one more time and use federal aid to pay for the course. If the student passes the course the first time and repeats, but fails the course, they cannot retake the course again and use Title IV aid to pay for another repeat.
|Grades Earned in this order||Status|
|F||Additional repeat is eligible|
|D,C||Additional repeat is not eligible for federal aid|
|F, F, D, W, B||Additional repeat is not eligible for federal aid|
|F, F, D, B||Additional repeat is not eligible for federal aid|
|F, D, W, F||Additional repeat is not eligible for federal aid|
Courses withdrawn from or failed cannot be retaken in the same term. This would inflate the student’s enrollment level requiring the elimination of related financial aid. An exception may be made by the Registrar’s Office if the class is the only outstanding requirement for graduation.
Federal regulations limit the amount of federal aid that can be used for repeat coursework.
Definition of Glossary Terms
Financial Aid Satisfactory Academic Progress(SAP): Students must meet Financial Aid Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) requirements to receive federal Title IV aid that includes the Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Federal Work Study, Federal TEACH Grant, and Federal Direct Education Loans (Subsidized and Unsubsidized, Parent PLUS, and Grad PLUS). Liberty University also applies the SAP requirements to monitor eligibility for all institutional aid. The Virginia Commonwealth programs are administered under the guidelines from the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV).
Title IV: The portion of the Higher Education Act (HEA) that includes most of the federal financial aid programs.