Financial Aid Emergency Resources

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Institutional Emergency Resources

Front Range Community College is committed to providing institutional resources and assistance to students in need.  Whether you need some extra assistance due to an unexpected extenuating circumstance, or you would like your FAFSA reevaluated due to a change in income, FRCC has dedicated resources to provide help.

FRCC Student Emergency Financial Assistance Is Closed

Applications for the summer semester will open on June 7, 2024.

Current Resources

FRCC Student Emergency Financial Assistance

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.

Emergency Grant Application

Professional Judgment

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.

Additional Resources for Students in Need

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.

Institutional Resources

Community Resources

SNAP Benefits

Most students in higher education are not aware they could qualify for SNAP. In fact, there are even more flexibilities in SNAP eligibility for students. Most students with low incomes who meet any of the following might be eligible for SNAP:

  • Enrolled at least half-time in an institution of higher education
  • Age 18 through 49
  • Meets one of these student exemptions:*
  • Employed an average of 20 hours per week/80 hours per month
  • A single parent enrolled full time with responsibility for the care of a dependent child under age 12
  • Participating in a state or federally financed work-study program
  • Receiving Colorado Works (TANF cash grant) 
  • Responsible for more than half of the physical care of a dependent household member under the age of 6
  • Participation in Colorado’s Employment First Program
  • Responsible for more than half of the physical care of a dependent household member who is at age of 6 but is under the age of 12 where adequate child care is not available
  • Participating in an on-the-job training program while going to the institution of higher education
  • Be physically or mentally unfit (similar to general work requirements)

* A student enrolled less than half time in an institution of higher education, does not need to meet the additional student exemptions.

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 current academic year; 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  academic year you selected - which would include Pell Grant and/or work study eligibility if offered

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.


Feel free to reach out to our team.

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