Tuition Freeze in Effect at College for Two Years

June 27, 2013

College’s tuition remains lowest among state’s community colleges.

Tuition for Anoka-Ramsey Community College students will stay at the current rates for the next two years and is expected to remain the lowest-cost college in Minnesota.

Full-time students at Anoka-Ramsey Community College will pay an average of $4,349 for tuition beginning this fall. Students in certain programs pay slightly more to cover higher costs associated with those programs.

General fees will rise by about $18 to $654 er year for full-time students. Part-time students pay a per-credit hour share of annual tuition and fees.

“Students should find it easier to plan their expenses for the next two years, especially considering that tuition went up 8 percent during the last two years,” said Deidra Peaslee, Vice President of Academic and Student Affairs. “Keeping tuition affordable, while offering high-quality programs and services, is one of our highest priorities.”

In many cases, students receive grants, scholarships and work-study funds to cover much of the expenses. For example, about 71 percent of the college’s students received financial aid, averaging $10,015 in 2012-2013 for education and living expenses. Financial aid includes state and national grants, scholarships, loans and work-study funds.

For information about financial aid, visit www.AnokaRamsey.edu/money.aspx.