The cost of tuition should not stand in the way of getting a college education. At Ranger College, more than half of all students receive some financial aid and/or scholarships, and the college’s Office of Financial Aid will help walk you through the application process. 

Step 1

File a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Applicants should apply at least 10 weeks before the first day of the semester for which the aid is required. Ranger College’s School Code is 003603. The FAFSA application is available online at You will need a FSA ID, which you can get at, for both student and parent to sign the FAFSA electronically.

Apply early!

Don’t wait to apply, some forms of aid are awarded on a first come basis. Applying online is faster and more accurate. The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) can be completed starting on Oct 1 every year for the school year that will start the next fall semester, ( Oct 1, 2019 for the 2020-2021school year) and will remain open until the end of June a year and a half later. Complete your FAFSA online. It’s easy and processing results are much quicker. FAFSA online has built-in edits to prevent students from missing required information.  

Step 2

After the FAFSA is completed, a Student Aid Report (SAR) will be forwarded to you by email or regular mail and an electronic version will be forwarded to Ranger College. You should review your SAR for accuracy.

The SAR contains an Estimated Family Contribution (EFC), which is used to calculate your eligibility for federal financial aid.  It will also give you your estimated eligibility of PELL Grant and Student Loans.

Step 3

Once the Financial Aid Office has received all required documents and your file has been reviewed for accuracy, you will be mailed an Award Notification Letter detailing your eligibility for aid. Your award will be based on your eligibility for aid, your enrollment status, as well as the availability of funds. Please note, since the award amounts listed on the Award Notification Letter are initially based on full time status, the Ranger College Financial Aid Office will recalculate your eligibility if you are enrolled less than full time.

It is important to note that it is your responsibility to determine if your financial aid awards are enough funding to cover your tuition and fees. If not, you will be expected to pay the difference to the college by the payment deadline.

Ranger College does not pre-package student loans. If you are interested in borrowing under the federal student loan program, you must submit additional applications.

If you have any questions or need assistance, you can contact the Financial Aid Office in the Welcome Center on the Ranger Campus, call (254) 267-7110 or email [email protected]