General Information

Undergraduate Students

  • Repeating Courses - In certain instances undergraduate students may wish to repeat a course previously passed (A, B, C, D or PRG) to gain additional knowledge or improve a previous performance.  A student who wishes to repeat a previously passed course more than once should be aware of the following new federal guidelines:
    • Federal aid (Pell Grant, SEOG, Direct Student Loan, Direct Parent PLUS Loan, Federal Work Study and Perkins Loan) may only pay for repeating a previously passed course one time.
    • Courses that have been declared 'repeatable' by the Registrar's Office will be exempt from the rule.  Complete list of repeatable coursesPDF versionText only version.
    • A student who is not in at least 12 new fundable hours along with the repeated course(s) will have their budget and federal aid adjusted to match the fundable hours.  12 credit hours is considered full-time for financial aid purposes.
    • Repeatable hours will count during satisfactory academic progress evaluation at the end of each semester.  Please go access 'Keeping your Financial Aid' for more information.
    • How to Apply
      • Summer Session - Students will be notified via email in April with a link to the Summer Session financial aid request form.  The majority of the financial aid for Summer Session is loan funding.
      • Non-Degree Students are not eligible for federal or state financial aid.  Students may want to research the possibility of borrowing funds through an Optional or Alternative student loan program.
      • Veteran Students - Students who are eligible to receive veterans' educational benefits will work with the VA Certifying Official in the Registrar's Office to have their benefits certified.
    • Types of Aid
    • How Need-Based Aid is Determined
    • Independent Student Qualifications

    Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

    College Opportunity Fund (COF) Stipend

    For information on the College Opportunity Fund (COF) Stipend access the COF Q&A website.

    Graduate Students

    • Repeating Courses - In certain instances graduate students may wish to repeat a course previously passed (A, B, C, D or PRG) to gain additional knowledge or improve a previous performance. A student who wishes to repeat a previously passed course more than once should be aware of the following new federal guidelines:
      • Federal aid (Direct Student Loan, Direct Parent PLUS Loan) may only pay for repeating a previously passed course one time.
      • Courses that have been declared 'repeatable' by the Registrar's Office will be exempt from the rule. Complete list of repeatable coursesPDF versionText only version.
      • A student who is repeating a course for the second time will have their budget and federal aid adjusted to match the fundable hours. 9 credit hours is considered full-time for financial aid purposes.
      • Repeatable hours will count during satisfactory academic progress evaluation at the end of each semester. Please go access 'Keeping your Financial Aid' for more information.
    • Cost of Attendance
    • Research and Teaching Assistantships
    • Fellowships
    • Federal Aid Eligibility and Application Process

    International Students

    Study Abroad and Cooperative Programs

    Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)