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Applying for Financial Aid

Steps to Apply for Financial Aid

The FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) is the first step in applying for financial aid. This application needs to be completed each year you plan to attend Front Range Community College. By adding our school code (007933) to your FAFSA, the Department of Education knows to send your information to FRCC. Although we accept FAFSA's year round, you must apply by our priority consideration date of April 1st in order to be considered for all need-based aid, including state and institutional funding.

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Once the Department of Education sends us your FAFSA record, we will review the information and may ask for additional documentation to determine your financial aid eligibility, a process called verification. Over 30% of all applicants are selected for verification.

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Once we receive all requested documentation, our office will review your financial aid eligibility. Corrections may be made to your file depending upon the information given. If you see that the school has made a correction, do not make changes to your FAFSA. You will want to contact the Financial Aid Office to determine what was changed and if any additional corrections are necessary.

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Once you have been awarded you will be asked to review our Terms and Conditions of any financial aid award. This covers the details to maintaining your financial aid eligibility. You will also want to look to see if the awarded amount is enough to cover your tuition and fees.

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Once the semester starts and after the end of the add/drop period for the 15-week term, we will disburse funds toward any outstanding balance that you have with FRCC. Within 10-14 days of the funds disbursing toward your balance, a refund will be available on your Higher One account (or any other refund preference of your choosing). Anything above what is owed to the school will be refunded to you.

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Financial aid eligibility is regularly reviewed throughout the academic year. The financial aid awards you see in your award letter are based on the information you provided on your FAFSA. After payments are made, enrollment changes and academic performance may affect your future eligibility. Federal and state regulations require that all financial aid recipients meet specific academic standards called Satisfactory Academic Progress.

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Are you eligible for Financial Aid?

To be eligible for financial aid, a student must:

  • Be a U.S. citizen, U.S. permanent resident, or eligible non-citizen as defined by the U.S. Department of Education
  • Have a high school diploma or GED
  • Be enrolled in an eligible degree or certificate program
  • Be registered with Selective Service (male students age 18 or older only)
  • Be in good standing in accordance with Front Range Community College’s Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) policy
  • Meet the enrollment requirements for the aid programs awarded
  • Not be in default on a student loan or owe a repayment on a Federal Pell Grant or Federal Supplemental Opportunity Grant at any educational institution
  • Not be co-enrolled in a secondary school
  • Not be receiving financial aid at another institution during the same semester that you are attempting to receive aid at Front Range Community College
  • Not have been convicted for possession or sale of an illegal substance while receiving financial aid

Attention Transfer Students: If you borrowed student loans at another college, your student loan eligibility could be affected when you declare a degree and enroll at FRCC. This can affect you even if you don’t apply for or receive any type of financial aid (grants, loans, work-study and scholarships) at FRCC. 

Contact Financial Aid

Email us or contact office at your campus:

Boulder County Campus

Phone: (303) 678-3696

Fax: (303) 678-3693

Larimer Campus

Phone: (970) 204-8376

Fax: (970) 204-8445

Westminster Campus

Phone: (303) 404-5250

Fax: (303) 439-9454

Brighton Center

Phone: (303) 404-5250

Fax: (303) 439-9454

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