Care Forward FAQs

Care Forward Colorado Program

With the Care Forward Colorado Program, you can get free, short-term training in high-demand health care programs. The program covers tuition, fees, and course materials. Below is a list of Frequently Asked Questions regarding this program.

Starting in Fall 2022, the program will pay for tuition, fees, materials, supplies, and book costs associated with the required coursework for the approved programs. 
Even before the COVID-19 pandemic, Colorado faced deep shortages in entry-level health care positions. According to data from the Colorado Talent Pipeline Report, several of these health care support jobs are projected to jump in demand. Care Forward Colorado will help the state rebuild its depleted healthcare workforce while providing zero to low-cost pathways that lead to living-wage, high-growth careers.

There are currently 13 fast-track health care programs that qualify for the Care Forward Colorado funding.


You must be admitted to Front Range Community College and have declared your program in one of the approved health care certificate programs. Funding will only apply to courses required for the program you are enrolled in.

Students are required to either have completed a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or Colorado Application for Student Financial Aid (CASFA).

Students must complete the Care Forward Colorado Attestation Form.

If you need assistance or have questions in regards to completing either the FAFSA or CASFA, please contact the Financial Aid Office

Students that have been

  • admitted to Front Range Community College,
  • declared their program of study in one of the approved health care certificates programs,
  • taking courses required for the declared program and,
  • completed a FAFSA or CASFA

will automatically be identified and awarded the funding.

Students will receive a notice through their CCCS student email once awarded and can check their award through eWOLF.



Yes, if you are eligible for Federal and State Financial Aid you can receive that in conjunction with the Care Forward Colorado funding. 
No, unfortunately these funds cannot be combined together. For more information on the CTE (Colorado Technical Education) Grant, please visit our Scholarships page. 
Yes, but Care Forward Colorado funding would only be able to cover the costs that Finish What You Started/Back to Work COSI programs do not cover. 
Yes, you need to meet the eligibility requirements by the posted 15 week course withdraw date for the term. Please check the academic calendar for this date each term. 
The Care Forward Colorado initiate requires that Front Range Community College have funds awarded by December 2024. Funding levels will be monitored in conjunction with the other Colorado State offices and could be extended to be available until Spring 2025.
No, the Care Forward Colorado funding would only be applied to the courses required for the qualifying certificate program you are declared in at FRCC.
Yes, multiple certificates can be covered. In order to be eligible to receive funding you must be declared in one or more of the approved certificates. Only courses required for the degree are eligible.
Yes, if your official secondary declared program is one of the approved certificate programs, it can be covered by Care Forward Colorado funding.
Yes, but only for costs the high school program does not cover.
Care Forward CO Contact Information


For general questions about the qualifying programs:

Hannah Brown

For financial questions:

Contact Financial Aid

Email us or contact office at your campus:

Boulder County Campus

Phone: 303-404-5250

Fax: 303-678-3693

Larimer Campus

Phone: 970-204-8376

Fax: 970-204-8445

Westminster Campus

Phone: 303-404-5250

Fax: 303-439-9454