Office of Financial Aid

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What We Do

The mission of the Office of Student Financial Aid is to assist students and their families in funding educational costs at Rhode Island College.

Contact Information
Office Hours

Monday - Friday
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.


Who is my Financial Aid Counselor?

Complete Your FAFSA with an Expert on FAFSA Fridays

Work Directly with a Financial Aid Officer

FAFSA Fridays will be held from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on:

  • October 28th
  • November 4th, November 18th
  • December 2nd, December 9th, December 16th
  • January 6th, January 13th, January 20th, January 27th
  • February 3rd, February 10th, February 17th, February 24th
  • March 3rd, March 10th

Appointments can be walk-in or you can schedule one ahead of time. You can also call us at 401-456-8033 with any questions.

Book Appointment


Bring the following documents for you and your parents:

  • your FSA ID (user name and password) 
  • 2022-2023 FAFSA bring your 2020 federal tax forms 
  • 2023-2024 FAFSA bring your 2021 federal tax forms

We are committed to removing financial barriers that would otherwise prevent students from achieving their educational goals. In addition, we strive to deliver high quality services with professional competency and concern. Respect for the dignity of students and the privacy of confidential information is central to our mission, and we are dedicated to the equitable treatment of all applicants.

Most of the financial aid available at Rhode Island College is based on financial need. Financial need is simply the difference between your cost of attending Rhode Island College and the amount that you and your family is expected to contribute toward that cost.

View information about the Biden-Harris student debt relief program.
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Submit your FAFSA form

Federal Student Aid [FSA] is education funding from the federal government (Department of Education). Federal student aid funds may cover tuition and fees, room and board, books and supplies, and transportation. Types of federal student aid include grants, work-study and direct loans.

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Financial Aid Programs

Detailed information on the sources listed is available from the Office of Student Financial Aid, or in certain cases, from the department or office noted with the entry.

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Graduate Students

Information for graduate students on how to apply, application deadlines and graduate aid programs.