Resources for Students Without Citizenship Status
The Colorado Department of Higher Education is committed to helping students across the state have equal access to financial resources for their higher education plans regardless of citizenship status. They have announced a new online application that allows Colorado students that have historically not qualified for federal aid, to complete an application for state financial aid. The Colorado Application for State Financial Aid (CASFA) opened October 1st, 2020. To learn more about the application, please visit the Colorado Department of Education Website.
Non-U.S. citizen resident and non-resident students can complete the CASFA to determine potential eligibility for state, institutional, and private aid.
What is ASSET?
ASSET (Advancing Students for a Stronger Tomorrow) is a Colorado state law that allows some non-US citizens to receive in-state tuition at Colorado public higher education institutions. It does not affect immigration status or lawful presence. ASSET cannot be rescinded by a president or federal administration in the same way DACA can. Visit the ASSET website for more information.
Not sure if you are classified as an ASSET student currently, or interested in determining if you would be eligible for Colorado ASSET? For questions about applying for ASSET, please contact the Registrars Office.
Applications for Students without Citizenship Status
2020-2021 School Year
The 2020-2021 school year includes the Fall 2020, Spring 2021, and Summer 2021 semesters. To apply for resources, please complete the FRCC Institutional Income Form.
2021-2022 School Year
The 2021-2022 school year includes the Fall 2021, Spring 2022, and Summer 2022 semesters. To apply for resources, please complete the Colorado Application For State Financial Aid (CASFA).
What Types of Aid are Available to Students Without Citizenship Status?
Front Range Community College offers a few select options of state funding resources that may be available to students without citizenship status. For more information on each application and its requirements, please contact the FRCC Financial Aid Office.