Scholarships will cover all tuition, fees & course materials for 30 of the college’s career paths in education, health care, HVAC and forestry-related occupations.
Coloradans who want a rewarding new career can now complete 30 of FRCC’s degree and certificate programs at no cost. Tuition, fees and course materials are completely covered by the state of Colorado’s Career Advance and Care Forward initiatives.
FRCC’s eligible programs are all in the following fields:
Early Childhood and Elementary Education
Forestry and Wildland Firefighting
Health Care, Nursing and Emergency Medical Services
Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning
Wellness and Massage
Once students earn their certificate or degree, they’ll be well prepared to begin working, continue their education, or both.“These positions are critical to all of us who live in Colorado,” said FRCC President Colleen Simpson, EdD. “We’re helping our students quickly start rewarding careers in several of the most needed and high-demand fields in our communities.”
Coloradans who enroll in one of these 30 programs will have their tuition, fees and course materials covered by scholarships. The funding is provided by the state of Colorado.
Almost 1,000 FRCC students have already received Care Forward funding over the last year. And more than 1,500 are currently enrolled this semester in the college’s no-cost programs through both Career Advance and Care Forward.
FRCC will receive approximately $12 million for its students in these programs. Students who are already in one of these programs can also receive reimbursement through Career Advance or Care Forward.
Explore your options:
Ready for Your Next Step?
Ready for a career change? Launch a great career at FRCC! Get the training you need to get hired in one of these rewarding fields that move Colorado forward.
To receive the scholarship money, just apply to FRCC—the application is free and there are no essays to write and no tests to take. And there’s no admission deadline, so you can apply anytime.
Then apply for financial aid. Whatever isn’t covered by financial aid will be covered by the state through Career Advance.
About Career Advance Colorado
The program is funded through House Bill 23-1246, which dedicates $38.6 million to fully cover tuition, fees, course materials, and other costs for training programs in high priority areas: construction, early childhood education, education, forestry, firefighting, law enforcement, and nursing. Colorado House Speaker Julie McCluskie, Sens. Janet Buckner and Perry Will, and Rep. Rose Pugliese sponsored the legislation, and Gov. Polis signed the bill in May.
About Care Forward Colorado
Care Forward Colorado is made possible by Senate Bill 22-226, which dedicated $26 million in state recovery dollars to train health care workers across Colorado. The bill was signed by Gov. Polis in May and sponsored by Senators Sonya Jacquez Lewis and Bob Rankin and Representative Kyle Mullica.
About Front Range Community College
Front Range Community College offers 200 degrees and certificates in a wide variety of programs from locations in Boulder County, Larimer County and Westminster—as well as 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.