The Financial Aid Office will not monitor courses that are repeated for the first time.  For Federal financial aid purposes, students will be able to repeat a course one time for any reason.

Once a student passes a course (receives a grade higher than an "F" grade) there are impacts on Federal financial aid programs for subsequent retakes of that course.

If a student has repeated a course once, and has a grade other than a "W", any subsequent attempts at that course must be excluded from the student's enrollment for Federal financial aid purposes.  Retaking "W" grade courses is not considered repeating courses.

Example:  A student enrolled in a total of 12.0 credit hours, but with 4.0 of those credits being for a course which has been repeated once before with a grade other than a "W" earned, would be considered enrolled in only 8.0 credits for Federal financial aid purposes.