Have you ever found yourself having to stop attending class because of an unexpected financial emergency, such as a car repair or medical emergency for which you hadn't budgeted? Life emergencies happen to each of us, and when these financial setbacks occur, it can potentially make you feel as though your entire academic plan has been derailed.
The FRCC Emergency Student Success Grant Program is intended to support students like you who may be experiencing an unexpected financial hardship - one that requires immediate attention and either prevents a student from completing their schoolwork or attending class, disrupts their educational path or prevents them from earning their degree.
The emergency grant is a one-time assistance during the student's academic career at FRCC, up to $1,500. This fund is designed to provide emergency support for various expenses to students who are unable to meet unexpected financial burden.
Due to limited funding, applications will be considered on a first-come, first-served basis until funds have been depleted.
Please note that funds from this grant will first be applied to outstanding FRCC balances, before any credit balance is issued to student accounts.
The FRCC Emergency Student Success Grant Application is now available.
For questions regarding this grant, please contact the Emergency Student Success Grant Committee. You may also find the answers you are looking for by viewing our frequently asked questions.
FRCC Financial Aid Office recognizes that the Free Application for Student Aid (FAFSA) may not always portray a clear picture of your current financial situation. If the FAFSA does not adequately reflect your current household situation or your financial circumstances have changed since you submitted the FAFSA, there may be an option to reevaluate your financial aid eligibility.
Circumstances that will be considered for a reevaluation could include:
- Loss of employment
- Loss or Reduction of income
- Separation or divorce
- Death of a parent or spouse
- High unreimbursed medical and/or dental expenses
- Change in household size or relationship with parents
If you would like to see if your circumstances qualify, please submit the professional judgment intake form. If you’d like more information on the professional judgment process, we encourage you to contact our office to discuss this process with a Financial Aid Advisor by calling, emailing, or visiting any campus location.