You may choose either courses or examinations or a combination of the two to fulfill degree requirements. However, only courses currently qualify for Federal financial aid as described below. Courses and examinations have the same titles and cover the exact same content. Although you have the option to take either a course or exam of the same title to fulfill a requirement, there is a limit to the number of times you may attempt any given course or exam. You should speak with your academic advisor to help you decide which path for meeting degree requirements is best for you.