Funding from the federal Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund will allow FRCC to provide more than $8 million in financial support for all our fall semester students. Awards will range from $250 to $1,000 per student, depending on their need.

“We know that the COVID pandemic has had a significant impact on many of our students,” said FRCC President Andy Dorsey. “We’re very glad to be able to provide students this assistance as they begin—or continue—their education.”

Students who are registered for fall 2021 classes will be automatically considered for these funds. No additional application is necessary to be considered for these grants.

However, if a student hasn’t already completed one of the following financial aid forms, the college strongly encourages them to fill out as soon as possible:



Eligibility Requirements

Any student registered to attend classes—at any FRCC campus or online—for fall semester 2021 is eligible.

Please note: Students without citizenship and international students are eligible for these funds.

However, students who are currently in high school and/or concurrent enrollment are not eligible.

How the Awards Will Be Distributed

  • The college expects to start making awards in late August, with first awards to students who register earliest. Students will likely have access to funds in early to mid-September.
  • All American Rescue Plan (ARP) funds will be issued directly to students through Bank Mobile—the company that FRCC uses for providing funds to students. Students can choose how to receive their funds in their Bank Mobile account.
  • COVID ARP funds will NOT be applied to any current or outstanding balances.
  • Transfers through Bank Mobile can take 7-14 business days for processing after funds are applied to a student’s account.

Questions About the Application or Eligibility? 

If students have any questions about eligibility requirements or the awarding process, please contact FRCC’s COVID ARP Committee at

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About Front Range Community College

FRCC offers more than 100 degree and certificate programs from locations in Boulder County, Larimer County, Westminster, Brighton, and online. FRCC is a member of the Colorado Community College System.

About the Colorado Community College System

The Colorado Community College System (CCCS) is the state’s largest system of higher education, serving 138,000 students annually at 13 colleges and 39 locations across Colorado. Our open access mission ensures all Coloradans who aspire to enrich their lives have access to quality higher education opportunities.

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