Frequently Asked Questions
On June 18, 2020, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the way the Trump administration ended DACA was arbitrary and not justified, and therefore violated the Administrative Procedure Act. The Supreme Court's decision overruled the Trump administration's ending of DACA, meaning that DACA continues to be in effect. For more information visit the National Immigration Law Center.
Undocumented students, including DACA recipients, are not eligible for federal student aid, but may still be eligible for state and college aid in addition to private scholarships.
The Commissioner of Higher Education offers an Alternative Financial Aid Application for RIC students. You may contact the Office of the Postsecondary Commissioner at firstname.lastname@example.org for an application and any additional questions you may have.
If a student’s parent does not have a SSN, the student should enter “000-00-0000" on the FAFSA for that parent.
Any student, undergraduate or graduate, may use Health Services, regardless of insurance status.
Learning for Life (L4L) is an office that connects 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, managing competing priorities, and navigating the campus systems. L4L’s team of staff and trained peer mentors (Navigators) support and advocate for students. We build a community where students feel accepted, included, and safe.