Student Basic Needs Resources

Student Basic Needs Resources

Anoka-Ramsey Community College is committed to providing excellent educational opportunities to the communities it serves. We recognize basic needs — including things like food, housing and transportation — can have a direct impact on the well-being and success of our students. To assist our community in meeting these needs, we’ve compiled the resources below. The information will be revised when appropriate and evolve as necessary.

You don't need to navigate this alone. Anoka-Ramsey Community College Counselors are available to meet with students who are struggling with mental health or basic needs.

Make a free appointment with ARCC Counselors

The United Way's 2-1-1 service provides free and confidential health and human service information 24 hours a day. Call 211, text your ZIP code to 898-211 or Connect with 211 online.

Emergency financial Aid

Financial Aid has a limited amount of emergency funding available to students by request. These funds are made available through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (CARES). The Financial Aid Office will review applications for eligibility. Some eligibility criteria that must be met is having a valid citizenship status, having an aid application on file (FAFSA), and being enrolled in at least one on-campus course after the emergency declaration on March 13th. 

To request emergency funding due to the impact of Coronavirus, complete the application for supplemental emergency funds.

Learn more about emergency financial aid

Childcare Resources

Childcare Resources

Resources to support your childcare needs as a student and parent.

Financial and Employment Resources

Financial and Employment Resources

Resources to help you identify ways to find financial support on campus and your community.

Food Resources

Food Resources

Community and campus resources to ensure you don’t go hungry.

Health Resources

Health Resources

Physical and mental health are essential to your success as a student.

Housing Resources

Housing Resources

Resources to help you find and secure safe, affordable housing.

Legal Resources

Legal Resources

Community resources to help you address legal concerns.

Mental Health Resources

Mental Health Resources

Resources to support your mental health and well-being.

Technology Resources

Technology Resources

Campus and community resources to help you stay connected.

Transportation Resources

Transportation Resources

Resources to help you get around, including discounts exclusively for students.