Rule 6C-7.001, Florida Administrative Code, states that each student enrolled in the same undergraduate course more than twice, shall be assessed an additional fee per credit hour for each repeated course. For example, if a course is repeated twice a student will be assessed the surcharge for the third and subsequent attempt. The fee will be published each semester and assessed at the time of registration. Only courses repeated at FGCU will count in attempts. Transfer coursework will not count in the repeat calculation. Grades of W, WE, WX and WF earned at FGCU will count when figuring attempts.
In accordance with Florida Statute 240.124, students may petition for the surcharge to be waived based on extenuating circumstances or financial hardship. Extenuating circumstances are those circumstances determined by the university to be exceptional and beyond the control of the student and may include but are not limited to: serious illness; documented medical condition preventing completion; death of immediate family member; involuntary call to active military duty; other emergency circumstances or extraordinary situations. Students who withdraw or fail a class due to extenuating circumstances may be granted an exception only once for each class.
The criteria used for determining financial hardship will include, but not be limited to, qualification for federal need-based financial aid. Students with other documented financial hardships may also be considered.
Request forms are available in the Office of Records & Registration. All requests to waive the repeat surcharge fees must be submitted to the Fee Appeals Committee, within six months after the end of the term for which the fees were assessed. There are no exceptions to this policy. The decision of the Fee Appeals Committee is final in accordance with Rule 6C10-7.001 (11) (c).