• A student can be paid on a repeated course IF the class was never previously passed.
  • A student can also be paid for repeating a previously passed course as long it is the first repeat of the course.
Course1st Attempt2nd Attempt/first repeat3rd Attempt/second repeatIs Class eligible for FA for the Enrolled Semester
Course 1FDEnrolledNo
Course 2CEnrolledYes
Course 3DCEnrolledNo
Course 4DFEnrolledNo
Course 5WFEnrolledYes

Explanation of the Above Examples

  1. Credits are excluded from the financial aid eligible credits because it is the second time the course is being repeated and it was previously passed.
  2. Yes, these credits may be counted, even though it was previously passed, because it is the first time the course is being repeated.
  3. No, this course was previously passed and this is the third attempt. Two attempts is the maximum attempts these credits can count towards financial aid eligibility, because the course has been passed.
  4. No, the class credits are no longer considered for financial aid eligibility because it has been previously passed and this is the second time it is being repeated.
  5. Yes, because this course has never been passed so may still be counted towards financial aid eligible credits.

Details of the New Regulations

  • Repeated enrollment that is not aid eligible will be excluded from the student’s enrollment status for the term.
  • Federal Title IV financial aid will be recalculated based on the student’s adjusted enrollment status.
  • This recalculation will be applied regardless of whether a student received aid for previous course enrollments.
  • Some courses are repeatable per institution policy such as continuing research, thesis hours etc. and are not restricted by these regulations.
  • Waitlisted courses do not count toward official enrollment status for financial aid purposes.
  • All repeated courses do affect financial aid satisfactory academic progress calculations. A repeated course along with the original attempt must be counted as attempted credits.

The Office of Financial Assistance at the University of Illinois at Springfield will not pay for repeat classes for which an incomplete grade (‘I’) or deferred grade (‘DFR’) was previously assigned. All enrollments of a class will count toward the total number of attempted credit hours when calculating completion ratios and maximum time frames as they relate to satisfactory academic progress (refer to the UIS Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy for additional information).