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RICochet Emergency Grant Fund

Emergency financial assistance for Rhode Island College students funded by the RIC Alumni Association and generous donors.


The Rhode Island College Alumni Association established this fund in December 1994. Its purpose is to assist students with financial emergencies so that they may remain in college and successfully graduate. Grants of up to $1,000 will be made to cover such emergencies as educational expenses, health, housing, and child care. Any matriculated RIC student in good standing with the college may apply.

Application Procedure​

Please note that the Committee is no longer accepting applications for the fall 2017 semester. Students can apply for the spring 2018 semester beginning Monday, January 8, 2018.

Applications are processed during fall and spring semesters. Students with a GPA of at least a 2.5 are given preferential consideration. All requests will be acted upon promptly by the RICochet Emergency Grant Committee in conjunction with the Office of Financial Aid.

If you have questions about the application process, please contact Melissa Donahue in the Financial Aid Office at 401-456-8033 or If you need immediate assistance please contact Marissa Weiss in the Student Success Office at 401-456-8149 or

RICochet Application can be found HERE:

Page last updated: November 30, 2017