Rhode Island Financial Aid: Grants & Scholarships

Rhode Island offers several financial aid options in the form of scholarships, grants, and work-study programs. If you’re looking for state-based Rhode Island financial aid, view the options below and apply by the deadline.

First Apply for FAFSA®

The first step in applying for Rhode Island State financial aid is to file your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®). You can file with Frank in only minutes and be eligible for federal aid such as grants, federal loans, and university-based work-study programs.

Apply for Rhode Island Financial Aid

To get started with Rhode Island financial aid, you’ll have to do some research! We’ve compiled the most popular state aid below and provided links to help you apply right away. If you have any questions about the opportunities below, please contact the aid servicer directly.

Rhode Island Student Loan Authority

If you’re looking for scholarships or other loan options, the RISL has several options. Many of them have different requirements and you’ll have to create an account to search for one that works for you. Click below to set up your account and get started with your search.

Rhode Island State Financial Aid

For other aid awards, you’ll want to check with the individual colleges and universities of your choosing. State-based aid is awarded directly to the schools to distribute as necessary. Learn more about how that works below.

As always, you can reach out to the knowledgeable Frank team with any questions you have about financial aid or FAFSA®. We know how complicated the process can be and are happy to help. Good luck!