Financial Aid Eligibility

To be eligible for financial aid, a student must:

  • Be a U.S. citizen, U.S. permanent resident, or eligible non-citizen as defined by the U.S. Department of Education
  • Have a high school diploma or GED
  • Be enrolled in an eligible degree or certificate program
  • Be registered with Selective Service (male students age 18 or older only)
  • Be in good standing in accordance with Front Range Community College’s Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) policy
  • Meet the enrollment requirements for the aid programs awarded
  • Not be in default on a student loan or owe a repayment on a Federal Pell Grant or Federal Supplemental Opportunity Grant at any educational institution
  • Not be co-enrolled in a secondary school
  • Not be receiving financial aid at another institution during the same semester that you are attempting to receive aid at Front Range Community College
  • Not have been convicted for possession or sale of an illegal substance while receiving financial aid 

Colorado residents are eligible to have the state pay a portion of your tuition through the Colorado Opportunity Fund.

Most individuals who file a FAFSA will qualify for some sort of financial aid assistance as long as they meet these general eligibility requirements. Most aid programs are need-based and awarded on a first-come, first-serve basis. It is highly recommended that students apply early so that their applications can be reviewed (and aid can be awarded) prior of the start of classes.

For questions about financial aid eligibility requirements, call 1-800-4FED-AID or visit

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