Financial Aid & Scholarships

Repeatable Coursework

Effective July 1, 2011, per federal regulations, repeated coursework that falls under the following conditions cannot be included in a student's enrollment status for Title IV Federal Aid eligibility, including the Federal Pell Grant and Federal Stafford Loans.

Effective with the Fall 2012 semester state aid, including 21st Century Scholars program, will also abide by these same rules.

  • Repeating a previously passed course more than once. A course is considered passed if the student receives a grade of D- or better.
  • Repeating a previously passed course due to failing other coursework.
  • Repeated enrollment that is not aid eligible will be excluded from the student's enrollment status for the semester.
  • Federal Title IV 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 university policy and are not restricted by these regulations. Students will be notified (by IU East e-mail) if they are receiving Title IV aid and enrolled in non-repeatable coursework for a term.
  • Waitlisted courses do not count toward official enrollment status for financial aid purposes.


A student is taking a previously passed three credit hour course for the third time. The student is enrolled in a total of twelve credit hours for the term. Per federal regulations, the repeated course must be excluded from the student's Title IV enrollment status. Only nine of the student's twelve hours can be used to calculate his Title IV aid eligibility. The student's Federal Pell Grant will be reduced to reflect three quarter time instead of full-time enrollment and if applicable state aid would be removed.

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