2024-2025 Catalog

Financial Aid

The Financial Aid Office advises students and/or families and administers funds that are designed to assist students in meeting their educational expenses. We encourage students to contact us if there are special circumstances to be taken into consideration. Front Range Community College participates in grant, work study, scholarship and loan programs. Funding sources for these programs include federal, state, institutional, and private sources. Information regarding financial aid programs may be obtained online from the Financial Aid website or the FRCC Financial Aid Office. Every effort will be made to help students in financing their college education, which may involve drawing on a number of aid sources.

Application Procedure

  1. Submit an Application for Admission to FRCC.
    a.  Only students who are degree/certificate seeking are eligible for financial aid funding.
    b.  Not all degree and/or certificate programs offered by FRCC are eligible for financial aid.
  2. Submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
    a.  The application is available on the U.S. Department of Education’s website at https://studentaid.gov.
    b.  A new FAFSA must be submitted each academic year, with the yearly application opening October 1st every year.
    c.  Financial aid applications are accepted throughout the academic year with a priority consideration date of April 1st to be considered for certain limited available funds.
    d.  If you are not able to file a FAFSA due to citizenship status, check here for CASFA/ASSET information and filing options.
  3. Additional information is sometimes needed by the Financial Aid Office to determine eligibility for funding.
    a.  Submit all requested documentation as soon as possible to expedite the process.
    b.  Students can view any additional requirements or supporting documentation that is needed by clicking on the "Financial Aid Requirements" icon on the eWOLF Dashboard.
    c.  Submission methods may vary according to the document request.
    d.  A financial aid offer will not be made until supporting documentation is complete.
  4. Aid offers for the upcoming Fall term are generally sent in late March or early April and continue throughout the aid year once eligibility has been determined.
    a.  Notification of offers are sent via email to the student.

Eligibility Criteria

To qualify for Federal financial aid, students must meet at least the following criteria:

- Be enrolled in an eligible degree and/or certificate program.

- 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 passed the General Equivalency Diploma (GED).

- Not owe a refund on a Federal grant, or be in default on a Federal student loan.

- Apply in a timely manner and submit all documentation and/or information needed by the Financial Aid Office to determine eligibility.

- Maintain eligibility requirements under Financial Aid Satisfactory Academic Progress policy.

- Must be taking courses required for your degree/certificate program of study.

Satisfactory Academic Progress

Each institution that receives Title IV funds is required by the U.S. Department of Education to define and enforce standards for Satisfactory Academic Progress.

Satisfactory Academic Progress measures a student’s performance in the following three areas/criteria: completion rate, cumulative GPA, and maximum time frame. The Financial Aid Office is responsible for ensuring that the “Satisfactory Academic Progress” criteria are met. This is determined by routinely monitoring and making determinations for continued financial aid eligibility. To be eligible to receive financial aid (federal and/or state and at times institutional aid), the student must be making satisfactory progress toward an eligible degree and/or certificate, as identified in the quantitative (the completion rate of all attempted credit hours and the maximum time frame for program completion) and qualitative (the cumulative GPA) standards of the policy.

Academic progress may be reviewed at the time a financial aid application is received and will be reviewed at the end of each term. The maximum time frame allowed in which a student is expected to complete their eligible degree and/or certificate is within 150% of the number of credit hours required for the specific program. All attempted credit hours are considered with the maximum time frame allowed, which includes all transfer credits and courses taken at Front Range Community College as a high school student. The standard of satisfactory academic progress must include a student’s total academic history at Front Range Community College regardless of whether the student has previously received financial assistance. If a student does not meet the requirements, they become ineligible for financial aid and have the right to appeal an ineligible status. Appeal information is available on the Financial Aid website. For more information on Satisfactory Academic Progress, please review the Financial Aid Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy or see your FRCC Financial Aid advisor.

Funding Sources

Students have access to many different sources of funding which include grants, work study, scholarships, and loans. In this section, you will find general information about different funding sources and Summer Aid. For more detailed financial aid information, please visit our website - Paying for College.