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  • Financial Aid is a multi-step process so we encourage you work to apply for financial aid well before you start your semester. You can complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online at www.fafsa.gov. The FAFSA needs to be completed for each year that you plan on attending FRCC by the priority consideration date of April 1st. By adding our school code (007933) to your FAFSA, the U.S. Department of Education will send your information to FRCC electronically within 5-7 business days.

    See all the steps needed to apply for financial aid.

    All Colorado Residents should also be sure that they have applied for and authorized the Colorado Opportunity Fund (COF) through the dashboard on eWOLF. The COF is a stipend from the State of Colorado to help reduce the amount of tuition at Front Range Community College.

    Learn about the different types of financial aid offered at FRCC.

  • 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 donor 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.

  • 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

  • FRCC’s federal school code is 007933. This is the code for all FRCC campus locations. 

  • 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. 

  • 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.

  • Federal and state regulations require that all financial aid recipients meet specific academic standards called Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP). Except for some private and institutional funds, all forms of financial aid (grants, loans and work-study) are affected by this policy. SAP status is determined at the end of each term.

    A student’s entire academic history at Front Range Community College is considered, including periods when financial aid was not received. The three components of Satisfactory Academic Progress are:

    • Cumulative GPA of 2.0 or above
    • Cumulative completion rate of 67% or above
    • Maximum time frame for the degree or program: Students must complete a degree or certificate prior to attempting 150% of the number of credits needed for their degree or certificate.

    Learn more about Satisfactory Academic Progress.

  • 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.

    1. Gather supporting documentation to submit with your appeal. It is highly recommended you provide supporting documentation, whenever possible. 
      • If you are appealing due to a medical and/or mental health reason, you must submit with your online appeal a completed  FRCC Medical/Mental Health Documentation Form  signed by your doctor or mental health practitioner.  Please have this form completed before submitting your online appeal. 
    2.  Complete the College-Wide Appeal form and select the option, "I am submitting a Financial Aid Satisfactory Academic Progress Appeal." 

    For more information about Satisfactory Academic Progress or your status, please visit our website or contact the Financial Aid office at finaid@frontrange.edu

  • 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.

  • There are many federal regulations that are tied to the receipt and continuation of financial aid. The Terms and Conditions of Financial Aid document outlines state and federal program basics and explains how to maintain eligibility in order to ensure future funding. It is important to carefully read and understand this information.

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