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Financial Aid

Available Types of Aid

The Community College of Rhode Island offers financial assistance to students who might otherwise be unable to further their education without such support. Depending on the type of aid, eligibility is based on one or more of the following criteria: financial need of the individual (in the case of dependent students, family need is used), educational costs, academic program and availability of funds.

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Financial Aid Deadlines

Applications for financial aid are available beginning October 1st  for the following academic year at The financial aid office encourages our students to file the FAFSA application as early as possible to increase their potential to receive the maximum aid available from each of the financial aid programs.

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FAFSA Filing Workshops

The Financial Aid office will be hosting virtual FAFSA Filing/Financial Aid Assistance workshops everyday weekday at 11am. Click here to join!

 Financial Aid TV

Have questions about financial aid at the Community College of Rhode Island? Learn about financial aid through these short videos.

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Student Employment

A federal work program that provides jobs to help pay for educational expenses. This program encourages community service and work related to the student's course of study. Students will be paid at least the federal minimum wage and can work up to 15 hours per week.

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Rhode Island Indian Council

The Rhode Island Indian Council (RIIC) has obligated funds to CCRI for eligible and tribally enrolled Native Americans. To be considered, please complete this authorization form and return to the financial aid office at the campus you attend, your information will be sent to RIIC for review.

authorization form