Isothermal Community College

Financial Aid

Developmental Courses

Federal regulations allow students to attempt up to 30 credit hours of developmental course work.  Developmental courses have a course number that begins with a zero (DMA-050, DMA-060, etc.).  Hours beyond the 30 credit hour limit will not be included in the student’s enrollment status (see above paragraph).  Students who are nearing the maximum limit may have their enrollment status reduced should developmental hours cause them to exceed the 30 credit hour limit.  For example, a student who attempted 28 developmental credit hours and enrolls in a 4 credit hour developmental class will only have 2 of the 4 hours included in enrollment status.  It is the student’s responsibility to be aware of the number of developmental hours attempted.  Grades earned in developmental courses will be included in the calculation of financial aid grade point average (GPA).