The Florida Legislature passed House Bill 1545, effective July 1, 1997, and amended effective July 1, 1999. This bill requires that students enrolled in the same undergraduate college credit course or college preparatory course more than two times shall pay fees at 100 percent of the full cost of instruction. (For purposes of this assessment, the Florida Legislature considers 100 percent of the full cost of instruction to be equal to the non-Florida resident fee, which is not subsidized by state monies).
In order to administer this requirement, colleges in Florida began "counting" student attempts beginning with the Fall 1997 term, regardless of the number of previous attempts.
Note: Upon the third attempt of a credit course, a withdrawal will be recorded as a "WF" and calculated as an "F" in the student's GPA.