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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.
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.
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.
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
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.
Financial aid eligibility is determined based upon enrollment within an academic year (Fall, Spring, and Summer.) This eligibility is generally split between two terms, not three. This leaves some students with little to no financial aid available for the summer semester. If you plan to attend FRCC year round, you will need to plan financially for the third semester of enrollment within the academic year.
Contact a Financial Aid Advisor for more information.
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
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.
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.
All financial aid awards are offered with the assumption of full time (12+ credit hour) enrollment. However, this does not mean that you must be enrolled full time in order to receive financial aid. Instead, the amount of financial aid you can qualify for depends on the number of credits in which you enroll and attend.
See our disbursement webpage for prorated amounts based upon enrollment.
See the Terms and Conditions of Financial Aid for more information.
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 maintaining your eligibility.
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.
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