Front Range Community College (FRCC) understands that unexpected financial hardships can have an impact on a student's ability to be successful. FRCC Leadership has designated funding to assist students experiencing financial hardships during their academic career. Our vision is that all FRCC students will accomplish their educational and career goals. With these funds, FRCC believes that we can help students access the support they need to continue their education and better their lives and their communities.
These funds have been designated for students who are facing extraordinary or unexpected circumstances that are negatively affecting their academic success. Funds are designated for students who are declared in a degree or certificate program. In most cases, these funds are not intended to supplement predicted expenses. Students may only be awarded emergency financial assistance one time during their academic career.
Depending on the circumstance-
- Requests that may be approved would be for things such as: auto repair, temporary housing assistance, damaged or stolen school supplies, medical bills.
- Requests that would likely be denied would be things such as: tuition, fees, gas, recreational materials, etc.
The FRCC Student Emergency Financial Assistance application is closed for the Fall 2022 semester. The application will reopen for the Spring 2023 Semester on February 1, 2023.
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.
Academic Support Resources
Advising and Mental Health Counseling Resources
General Community Resources
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).
- 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 2021-2022 academic year for Fall 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 2021-2022 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.