Repeat Courses And Financial Aid Eligibility

If a Student Receives A "W" or An "F" in a Course

  • A student is allowed to repeat the same course and receive federal financial aid (in addition to assuming Satisfactory Academic Progress is met) until a “D-“grade or better is earned for the class.
  • Once the student has achieved a “D-“ grade or better, a student can repeat the same course a second time and still receive federal financial aid

Once a Repeated Class Can No Longer Be Counted Within a Student's Enrollment for Federal Financial Aid Purposes

  • It is irrelevant for financial aid purposes if a student is required to retake a class to meet major/program GPA requirements
  • It is irrelevant if a student has a personal desire to receive an improved grade
  • This rule may seem unfriendly to the academic career of the student; however, the rule is federal law. There is no appeal process and the rule cannot be overridden by Millersville

Examples:

Course Examples 1st Class Attempt 2nd Class Attempt 3rd Class Attempt Would 3rd Attempted Class Be Eligible For Federal Fin Aid Enrollment Consideration?
Math 100 F D Enrolled Yes
Psychology 200 D C Enrolled No
Finance 100 D F Enrolled No
English 200 C Enrolled * No
Accounting 100 W F Enrolled Yes
Nutrition 200 F F Enrolled Yes
Economics 100 D W * No
Graduate Thesis/Dissertation X X Enrolled Yes