Certain Rhode Island residents receiving unemployment benefits may be eligible for waiver of tuition and the registration fee for courses taken at Rhode Island College.
Students must submit the following:
- DLT Certification of UI Eligibility Form (DLT-467).
The form must be dated as follows:
After June 28, 2018 and before August 27, 2018.
- RI Public Higher Education Unemployed Means Test
- Signed Copy of 2017 Federal Form 1040, 1040A, or 1040EZ
- Copy of all 2017 W2 Forms for the unemployed individual
- Copy of RI driver’s license or state ID
- Payment of required fees not covered by the waiver
NOTE: Required documentation should be received by the Bursar’s Office no later than September 14, 2018. Tuition waiver requests will not be processed if forms are incomplete or documentation is missing.
Waiver approval is based on space availability. Registration may not occur prioor to the designated waiver registration date, typically the last day prior to the start of the semester.
The Fall 2018 waiver registration date is Friday, August 24, 2018.
**Registration prior to this date will not be eligible for the tuition waiver.
Certain classes are not eligible for the tuition waiver (i.e. student teaching, applied music, clinical nursing & independent study).
Waiver recipients enrolled in a degree program (matriculated students) are required to apply for Financial Aid by filing the 2018-2019 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Please apply online at
www.fafsa.ed.gov. Any scholarship or grant aid awarded will be applied toward your tuition in lieu of your waiver, and the amount of your waiver will be reduced accordingly. Waiver applications will be returned or denied if the FAFSA is not completed.
If you are considered a dependent student for financial aid purposes, you are not eligible for an unemployment waiver.
Completed waiver applications may be submitted to:
Rhode Island College
Bursar’s Office Building #4
600 Mount Pleasant Avenue
Providence, R.I. 02908
Senior Citizen Waiver
Certain Rhode Island residents who are at least 60 years of age may apply for a senior citizen waiver of tuition and registration fee for courses taken at Rhode Island College.
- You must be a Rhode Island resident at least 60 years of age.
- You must complete and submit the
Senior Citizen Means Test form a signed copy of your 2017 Federal tax return with W-2’s and a copy of RI driver’s license or state ID to the Bursar’s Office. You must meet the conditions imposed by the Means Test.
- Waiver approval is based on space availability. Registration may not occur prior to the designated waiver registration date, typically the last day prior to the start of the semester.
The registration dates for Fall 2018 is August 24, 2018
- You must submit payment of required fees not covered by the waiver.
The Bursar Office will determine eligibility under this program. All waiver recipients who are in a degree program are required to apply for financial aid.
Any scholarship/grant aid you are awarded will be applied to your tuition in lieu of your waiver and will reduce your waiver by the amount of the award.
**Required documentation should be received by the Bursar’s Office no later than September 14, 2018.
Disabled Veteran Waiver
Rhode Island residents with a Department of Veterans Affairs service-related disability of at least 10 percent may apply for a Disabled Veterans Tuition Waiver. You should submit your request for a
Disabled Veterans Tuition Waiver
, along with the appropriate documentation, to the Bursar Office.
If the nature of your disability may require an earlier registration date in order to arrange reasonable classroom accommodations, you must self-identify and provide the
Disability Services Center
with appropriate verification documentation from a qualified practitioner that clearly indicates why an earlier registration date may be an appropriate accommodation. The final determination for appropriate and reasonable accommodations and date of registration rests with Rhode Island College.
The Disabled Veterans Tuition Waiver applies to tuition only. All fees associated with the tuition will continue to be charged to the waiver applicant.
The Bursar Office will determine eligibility under this program. All waiver recipients who are in a degree program are required to apply for financial aid. Any scholarship aid you are awarded will be applied to your tuition in lieu of your waiver and will reduce your waiver by the amount of the award.
Courses Not Eligible for Waiver Consideration
Courses, in which the number of students enrolled directly affects the instructional costs, are not eligible for tuition waiver. For example: student teaching, applied music, independent study, TV courses, and some courses with clinical requirements and internships are not eligible.
Rhode Island Nation Guard State Tuition Exemption Program (STEP)
Members of the Rhode Island National Guard in good standing may apply for a waiver of tuition for one course each semester for up to four undergraduate or graduate courses within a twelve month period. Those wishing to apply for this STEP program should contact their RING commanders for details.
Registration is on a space availability basis. This means that you may register no earlier than the last day of registration prior to the start of classes. Any registration prior to this time will be ineligible for waiver consideration.