For the purpose of this limit, that is 30 semester hours. Once a student has completed 30 TOTAL semester hours of remedial coursework, any additional hours of remedial courses cannot be included in financial aid eligibility.
At Union County College, any courses with a Developmental (DV) designation are considered to be remedial courses, for financial aid purposes. After a student has completed 30 credit hours of Developmental Coursework, any further hours are deducted from the student’s enrollment in a term.
- Note: English as a Second Language (ESL) courses don’t count against the one-year limitation on remedial coursework mentioned above.
Example – a student, who has completed 30 Developmental Courses at Union, enrolls in 12 credits in any term. 6 of these credits are additional Developmental Courses and 6 are “regular” credits. For purposes of the Federal PELL Grant and Federal Direct Loans, the student can only receive awards for the 6 regular credits.
Important Note: In this example, the student would still have a tuition assessment for 12 credit hours. The most likely scenario would be that the student will have a remaining balance from the term, as the financial aid permitted for the 6 “regular” credits would not be sufficient to cover the assessed tuition for 12 credit hours.