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To be eligible to receive federal, state and institutional student financial aid, you must meet all of the following requirements:

AACC Attendance

AACC requires all instructors to have an attendance policy for their course which follows AACC Academic Regulations on Registration and Attendance as listed in the AACC Catalog. You must adhere to your instructor's attendance policy, and be marked as attended, to receive financial aid for that class.

Award Changes and Cancellations

AACC's financial aid office retains the right to cancel or reduce awards of federal, state or institutional financial aid programs as sound administrative practices may dictate.

Repeat Classes and Financial Aid Eligibility

Federal financial aid regulations limit the number of times a student may repeat a course and receive federal financial aid for that course.

  • A student is allowed to repeat the same course and receive federal financial aid, assuming all other eligibility criteria 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. 
  • If a student elects to take a repeat class within the same course a third time, once a “D“ grade or better has been earned, the class cannot be factored into federal financial aid enrollment eligibility. This rule applies whether or not a student received federal financial aid in earlier enrollments of the course.

Once a repeated class can no longer be counted within a student's enrollment for federal financial aid purposes, no further federal aid can be paid toward that class.

  • 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 a student. The rule is federal law. There is no appeal process and the rule cannot be overridden by AACC.