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For questions about your financial aid, you may call or visit the Financial Aid Office at your campus:
Boulder County: (303) 678-3696
Larimer: (970) 204-8376
Westminster/Brighton: (303) 404-5250
You may also email a Financial Aid Advisor.
We are open:
Monday and Thursday: 8:30am - 6:00pm
Tuesday and Wednesday: 8:30am - 5:00pm
Friday: 8:30am - 4:00pm
Scholarships are not automatically awarded to students through the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Scholarships require separate applications and can be found in a variety of ways. FRCC maintains a list of scholarships on our website and we encourage students to check regularly as new scholarships are continuously added.
Check with your scholarship provider if you are uncertain of the enrollment requirements/deadlines or if you would like to request a change in the requirement for a given term. Most scholarships are also not available in Summer term.
If you would like help in searching for scholarships, please contact the Financial Aid Office.
Available positions are posted online through the FRCC Job Opportunities page. As an applicant, you will be asked to create a “profile,” which will give you the opportunity to upload your resume and all other pertinent information you would need to apply for a job.
You must have a work study award before you can apply for a job. Most awards are offered to students who fill out a FAFSA by the April 1st priority consideration date. There is also a waitlist available for students who have not been awarded work study but are interested in a work study position. Contact the Financial Aid Office to be added to the work study waitlist.
Work Study is a financial aid program designed to assist students with employment opportunities on campus or within the community. Students must be enrolled in at least 6 credit hours to maintain their eligibility for this program. This is a regular paid position in which a student will receive a bi-monthly paycheck. Learn more about work study.
Refunds are issued within 14 days of showing up on your account and you can choose how you’ll get your money. Just set up your Bank Mobile Vibe Card and choose how you'd like your refund:
Electronic deposit to a bank account
Electronic deposit to a BankMobile Vibe account
Paper check delivered by USPS
If you don't select a refund preference, the default is a paper check, which will be mailed to the address on file when your Bank Mobile disbursements card was generated. See the refund calendar to see how long each option takes.
Unlike loans, grants do not need to be repaid. Grants offered at FRCC are based upon financial need and are available through federal, state or institutional sources. A Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is required in order to qualify. Additional qualifications may apply.
Learn about the types of grants and eligibility requirements.
Financial aid is paid toward tuition and fee balances after the date you can no longer drop 15-week courses for each term. See drop/add deadlines.
If the amount of financial aid you are receiving exceeds the amount of tuition and fees that you owe, you will receive a refund for the difference to use toward education related expenses.
A hold may be placed on a student's account for a variety of reasons such as:
- Failure to take required course
- Unpaid fees
- Unacceptable grade point
To find out more about a hold on your record, contact your campus advising office. They will direct you to the proper person to resolve the issue.
To view holds on your account, follow the following steps:
- Log into eWOLF
- Click on My Profile
- Scroll down to the bottom of the page and click on Holds
- The holds page will have a phone number to call
Although FRCC accepts the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) throughout the academic year, the priority consideration date is April 1st of each year. Applying by this date could allow you to receive the maximum amount of financial aid.
See all the steps needed to apply for financial aid.
Check with your scholarship provider if you are uncertain of the enrollment/renewal requirements or if you would like to request a change in the requirement for a given term. Most scholarships are not available in Summer term.
See our listing of scholarship opportunities
Work study students are paid only for the hours actually worked, up to a maximum of 20 hours per week. Students are paid every two weeks through direct deposit.
Learn more about work study.
Per federal regulations, first time student loan borrowers at FRCC are subject to a 30 day hold of their first loan disbursement. This regulation only pertains to the first term of enrollment and will not affect future disbursements.
Learn more about student loans.
All status updates and awards are available to view on eWOLF by clicking on the Financial Aid Award icon on the Dashboard.
Financial Aid communicates with students through their CCCS email account. Updates and requested information will be emailed to you, so please make sure you are checking your student email frequently.
Once you have been awarded, you will be notified through your CCCS email account. You can view your award information through eWOLF by clicking on the Financial Aid Award icon on the Dashboard. You will need to accept the terms and conditions of financial aid under the “Terms and Conditions” tab before your award can be visible. You can accept your student loans through the “Accept Awards” tab. Grants are automatically accepted for you.
Learn more about the award process.
Parents can borrow loans to help pay for educational expenses on behalf of their dependent children through the Federal PLUS Loan Program. Applications are processed through the U.S. Department of Education, who then makes the decision to approve or deny the loan based upon parent credit history. This loan requires a FAFSA and new application each academic year.
If a PLUS application is denied, the student may be eligible to borrow up to $4,000 in additional Unsubsidized Stafford loans.
Learn more about PLUS loans.
The amount of financial aid that would be refunded to you after tuition and fees are paid can be used to purchase books at campus bookstores, before you begin classes. You will need a valid photo ID and your schedule in order for the bookstore to verify your eligibility.
These funds are to be used for education related expenses only.
See more information on this process.
Every year, approximately 30% of all financial aid applicants are selected by the U.S. Department of Education for a process called Verification. Verification is a means of testing the accuracy of the information submitted on a FAFSA, and by doing so, ensuring the integrity of the student financial aid programs. Schools are authorized to collect and review certain documentation in order to complete this process.
If the information submitted by the student conflicts with the information provided on the students' FAFSA, schools are obligated to make a correction to the application before financial aid eligibility can be accurately determined. The verification process generally takes 2-3 business days once the documents have been received. It may take longer during high volume times of the year.
Our office will communicate with students primarily through your student email account and updates made to eWOLF. Please check both regularly to see any requests for documentation.
See award process timelines.
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