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Request Career Development and Financial Support​​

Students seeking financial support are encouraged to contact the campus resources listed below to learn more about opportunities that may exist and are able to offer assistance.

These offices include but are not limited to:

Financial Aid Office: The financial aid office provides detailed information on various sources of aid. To learn more please visit their website (click here). Note that almost all forms of student financial aid, including federal student loans, require at least half-­‐time enrollment as a matriculated student in a degree-granting program to quality. Half-time enrollment is defined as six credits for undergraduates and 4.5 credits for graduate students. Some programs require full-time enrollment. (*Please visit the Financial Aid Office to review the most recent criteria*)

Career Development & Student Employment: The Career Development Center works to develop programs and services to provide Rhode Island College students with self-knowledge, experience and connections to industries in order to develop career confidence, enhance employability and pursue meaningful career-related experiences. To learn more information about student employment opportunities click here.

Residential Life & Housing (Resident Assistant): Residential Life & Housing offers resident assistant positions. The position of Resident Assistant at Rhode Island College is a life changing leadership opportunity. Resident Assistants are expected to act as positive role models and maintain the highest level of commitment towards attaining the goals established by the Office of Residential Life & Housing. As part of compensation, this position receives a financial aid grant/waiver, a taxable credit on the student account equivalent to the cost of board, and a stipend of $100 each semester. To learn more information click here.

RICochet Emergency Grant Fund: 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. Need-based grants of up to $1,000 will be made to cover such emergencies as educational expenses, health, housing, and child care. Any matriculating RIC student who is enrolled in courses and in good standing with the college may apply. Exceptions to the enrollment criteria may be made during the add/drop period to assist students with lifting a financial hold on their account. To learn more information click here.

Barnes & Noble Book Scholarship: Rhode Island College offers Barnes & Nobles bookstore scholarships to RIC students each year. To learn more information click here. Please note that the scholarship takes the form of a Bookstore credit, thus no funds are transferred to a student’s account.

Student Scholarships

  • RIC Alumni Association Scholarship List -­‐ To learn more information click here​
  • Career Development Center Scholarship List – To learn more information click here

Learning for Life Emergency Needs Fund: The mission of Learning for Life (L4L) is to connect students to on and off campus resources and opportunities. Students served by L4L are empowered to overcome life obstacles on their journey to graduation such as, access to basic needs [which includes financial need], managing competing priorities, and navigating the campus systems. L4L’s team of staff are trained peer mentors (Navigators) who work to support and advocate for students. L4L links students to a wide range of services, supports, and opportunities that help with everything from housing, transportation, financial planning, career exploration, academic support, personal challenges, and other unforeseen life circumstances. To learn more information click here​.

Should you have questions or need help getting started please contact the Office of Student Life at 401-­456-­8061 or via email at

Page last updated: May 14, 2019