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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.
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.
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
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
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
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.
A Master Promissory Note (MPN) needs to be completed before you can borrow a student loan. Visit www.studentloans.gov to create an account and fill out the required MPN.
Financial Aid at FRCC is processed college-wide, so when completing your MPN please select FRCC with the address of the Westminster campus to ensure we receive this information.
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.
As a financial aid recipient, you are expected to successfully complete at least 67% of all of the classes you attempt and maintain a cumulative 2.0 GPA. Not completing a class for any reason could affect the amount of financial aid you are currently eligible for and any future financial aid eligibility. If you believe that you will not be able to complete a class that you are attending, meet with your teacher first and then meet with Academic Advising and a Financial Aid Advisor.
See more information on our Satisfactory Academic Progress policy and maintaining your eligibility.
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.
Most individuals who file a FAFSA will qualify for some sort of financial aid assistance as long as they meet general eligibility requirements. Most aid programs are need based and awarded on a first-come, first-served basis. It is highly recommended that students apply early so that their applications can be reviewed and aid can be awarded before the start of classes.
While FRCC does process financial aid year round, applying by the April 1st priority consideration date each year will increase your chances of receiving the maximum amount of financial aid available.
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