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Tips & Expectations for Getting Financial Aid on Time

Where do you start?

  • Be proactive! The time-frame for receiving your aid is directly impacted by how quickly you submit required information! Complete the FAFSA as soon as possible after January 1st at www.fafsa.gov. Use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool (DRT) to transfer your federal tax information from the IRS into your FAFSA. 
  • Include Anoka-Ramsey Community College school code 002332 on your FAFSA.
  • To ensure priority consideration for all financial aid programs for the next school year, your financial aid file must be completed by April 1st. Files completed after that date will be processed and awarded with funds still available.
  • Complete the Consent Form if you want to give the Financial Aid Office permissions to discuss your financial aid with a third party (e.g., parent, spouse, agency, etc.).

When will I receive my financial aid?
Initial financial aid disbursement occurs the third Friday of the term. Following the initial disbursement, aid is disbursed every Friday.


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