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You will first need to create an FSA Account (Federal Student Aid) to electronically access personal information on Federal Student Aid Web sites.

Next, complete and submit a FAFSA form as early as possible in the school year. Each year, the FAFSA becomes available on October 1 for the following school year. This application will determine whether you are eligible for loans, grants or work-study.

How to fill out a FAFSA Form

Who: Students requesting financial aid must submit a FAFSA form each year. Before you can receive financial aid, you must be admitted to Anoka-Ramsey. Read important eligibility requirements.

When: Submit your FAFSA form as soon as possible after October 1 each year. You can submit the FAFSA form before or after you register for classes, but it must be submitted one week prior to the tuition deadline in order to hold your classes.

How: Complete the FAFSA form at; Anoka-Ramsey’s school code 002332.
Use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool (DRT) to transfer your federal tax information to your FAFSA.

Reminders, Tips, and To-Do:


  • Turn in all financial aid documents to the Anoka-Ramsey Financial Aid Office as soon as possible so that receipt of your award letter is not delayed.
  • To avoid problems or a delay, use the exact name and social security number as shown on your Social Security card.
  • Students may only receive federal and state aid for one school at a time. If you plan to attend other Minnesota State schools at the same time, please contact the financial aid office to complete a consortium agreement.
  • Are you transferring from another school where you have already completed a FAFSA form? Follow the instructions on transferring financial aid.
  • Taking summer classes? Check out this information regarding summer financial aid.
  • To give the Financial Aid Office permission to discuss your financial aid with your parents, a spouse, an agency or any third party, please complete this Consent Form.
  • Check your Financial Aid status at Student eServices, using your StarID and PIN. Students should monitor their account throughout the school year to be aware of holds, changes, and financial aid status.

    Once your FAFSA results are ready, you will receive an email notification at your student email address,and be able to view your financial aid award online at eServices. (Allow several weeks to receive your notification.)

  • Go to your eServices account, and accept your award when you receive the notification. Financial Aid is applied to student accounts after the drop/add period at the beginning of each term – on or after the tenth day of each semester.

    If your billing statement shows that you owe more in tuition and fees than your financial aid award, you are responsible for paying the remaining balance.

  • Look for your billing statement in your eServices account, under “Bills and Payment.” (You won’t receive a tuition bill in the mail.)

    Students are financially responsible for their courses and fees. You can pay your tuition online through your eServices account, in person at the business office or by mail – or you can make arrangements for a payment plan with Anoka-Ramsey. Learn about your options at Pay Your Tuition.

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