Financial Aid Emergency Resources

Institutional Emergency Resources

Front Range Community College is committed to providing institutional resources and assistance to students in need.  Whether you need some extra assistance due to an unexpected extenuating circumstance, or you would like your FAFSA reevaluated due to a change in income, FRCC has dedicated resources to provide help.

Current Resources

 

Education Impact Grant for Summer 2021

FRCC continues to support students who have been impacted by COVID-19 and are able to open another application for a COVID Educational Impact Grant for Summer 2021.  This application will open on Monday, April 26th at 8am and is set to close on Friday, June 11th 2021 at 4pm.

Application

Award Amount

  • $1,500 per student

Eligibility Requirements

  • Students must submit a COVID-19 Educational Impact Grant Application for Summer 2021.
  • Students must be enrolled in classes at FRCC for the Summer 2021 term.
  • Must be a U.S. Citizen, U.S. National, Permanent Resident of the U.S. or other eligible non-citizen for Title IV aid eligibility purposes.
  • Must be degree-seeking at FRCC.
  • Able to identify being impacted by COVID-19 during the Summer 2021 term.
  • All eligibility requirements must be met and in place by Friday, June 11th, 2021, in order to be considered.
  • Students who are currently in high school and or concurrent enrollment are not eligible for this funding.

Application Deadline

  • Friday, June 11th, 2021 by 4pm.

Awarding Timeline

  • COVID Impact Grant funding will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • All registered students with financial need are encouraged to apply.  First priority will go to Pell eligible students, but we anticipate funds will be available for students who are not Pell eligible as well.
  • Applications will start to be reviewed Monday, May 3rd, 2021, and students will receive a tentative eligibility confirmation email.
  • Funds will be issued to students starting the week of Monday, June 21st and will be issued directly to students for Summer 2021 through the student's Bank Mobile refund preference.
    • Funds will NOT be applied to tuition and fee balances for Summer.
    • Refunds through Bank Mobile can take 7-14 business days for processing after funds have applied to a student's account.
  • COVID Impact Grants can only be used for Summer 2021 and not issued toward a future semester balance and/or applied to an outstanding past due balance.
  • All decisions and notifications regarding the Educational Impact Grant for Summer 2021 will be sent to applicants' student-issued CCCS email account (accessible through eWOLF).

Questions About the Application or Eligibility?

If you have any questions about the application, eligibility requirements, or the awarding process, please contact the COVID Impact Committee.

 

Thank you for your interest in the FRCC Emergency Student Success Grant.  We have closed this grant for the 2020-2021 school year and are no longer accepting application. If you have questions, please check back on this page periodically for more information, or contact the Emergency Student Success Grant Committee.

 

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.

Regardless of the life circumstances a student may experiencing, FRCC is committed to assisting students in any way possible.  We have both institutional and community-based resources that here to help you through these tough times.

Institutional Resources

Academic Support Resources

Advising and Mental Health Counseling Resources

Community Resources

General Community Resources

SNAP Benefits

The Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021 temporarily expands Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) eligibility to include students enrolled at least half-time in an institution of higher education (like FRCC), who either:

  • Are eligible to participate in work study programs during the regular school year, as determined by the institution of higher education (like FRCC).

OR

  • Have an expected family contribution (EFC) of zero (0) in the current academic year.

Beginning on January 16th, 2021, students who meet one of the two criteria outlined above may receive SNAP if they meet all other SNAP eligibility criteria.  The new, temporary exemptions will be in effect until 30 days after the COVID-19 public health emergency is lifted.

To Access a Copy of Your Financial Aid Offer:

  • Log in to eWOLF
  • Click on "financial aid award" icon
  • Click on the link for "accept your awards"
  • Select the 2020-2021 academic year for Spring 2021; click submit
  • A new series of tabs will appear across the page
  • If you haven't already accepted the "terms and conditions," you'll need to do so
  • Once "terms and conditions" are accepted, you'll have access to "accept award offer" tab, where all the different types of aid are listed for the 2020-2021 academic year - which would include Pell Grant and/or work study eligibility

For more information on these financial aid related elements, please contact the Financial Aid Office.

For more information on applying for SNAP, check out the Colorado Department of Human Services website or contact your local human services department.

Emergency Broadband Benefit

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) recently announced the Emergency Broadband Benefit program to help those struggling to pay for internet amid the pandemic, stating that a household is eligible to receive the benefit of one member of the household received a federal Pell Grant during the current award year, among other possible criteria for eligibility.  Under the Emergency Broadband Benefit Program, eligible households can receive up to $50 per month to help pay for broadband internet service.

  • Written or electronic confirmation from a student's school that the individual is a Pell Grant recipient will serve as verification for the program, or a student's financial aid award offer from eWOLF documenting the amount of their Pell Grant award received for the current year.
  • A copy of a student's paid invoice that shows the student's receipt of a Pell Grant during the current award year or a copy of the student's Student Aid Report will also serve as proper documentation, according to the notice from the FCC.

The Emergency Broadband Benefit is a FCC program to help households struggling to pay for internet service during the pandemic.  This new benefit will connect eligible households to jobs, critical healthcare services, and virtual classrooms.