RIC views the day as a commitment to make higher education accessible and attainable for more Rhode Islanders.
In a first for Rhode Island College, on Nov. 15 prospective undergraduate and graduate students in Rhode Island can waive the $50 application fee.
“For many students, the application fee can be a barrier to entry,” says RIC Dean of Enrollment Management James Tweed. “Apply to RIC for Free Day removes that barrier and incentivizes students to apply early, allowing them more time to plan and prepare for acceptance.”
In addition to waiving the application fee, RIC admissions and financial aid staff will also host workshops to assist students and families with the online Common Application and the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. Students who apply on Nov. 15 will receive an admissions decision within two weeks.