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Waivers

IMPORTANT NOTICE REGARDING TUITION WAIVERS: 

For those students utilizing Rhode Island unemployment and senior citizen waivers please read regarding important changes beginning in the spring of 2014 and going forward.

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IMPORTANT NOTICE: READ BEFORE REGISTERING FOR COURSES / FALL 2014 SEMESTER

  • Students may register in person from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Thursday, August 28, at all main campuses. Registrations are granted on a space-available basis  for those students utilizing the Unemployment and Senior Citizen waivers provided that all course prerequisites are met. Waiver students are not eligible to waitlist for courses prior to waiver day.
  • If you register prior to August 28, you will be required to pay your tuition and fees to retain your seats. To use your waiver for specific course sections, you must have the original registration canceled on or before August 28 and then re-register during the add period from September 2-8 on a space-available basis. However, you may register for other sections of the same course on August 28.
  • The $30 late fee will be waived for students using a waiver on August 28 only.
  • All new students must complete an Application for Enrollment prior to registering for courses at CCRI.
  • Apply online at www.ccri.edu.

Overview

The Community College of Rhode Island participates in several waiver agreements passed by the Rhode Island General Assembly. Some restrictions apply.

  • Waivers must be used for credit courses (no audits).
  • Most waivers apply to courses on a space available basis. Waiver students are assigned specific registration dates.
  • Waivers may not be used for study abroad.
  • Waivers do not cover the cost of books or school supplies.

UNEMPLOYMENT WAIVER

The Rhode Island General Assembly has enacted legislation granting a tuition and registration fee waiver to certain income qualified students receiving unemployment benefits on a space available basis. The student is responsible for the payment of all other fees assessed by the College at the time of registration as well as payment for books.  upon registration, the student must submit the following:

  • Original DLT-467 form from his/her local employment office, certifying eligibility to receive benefits pursuant to title 28 Chapter 42-44 of the General Laws of Rhode Island.
  • Means test including a signed copy of an appropriate FEDERAL tax form and W-2
  • Printed confirmation of a FAFSA "Free Application for Federal Student Aid".  FAFSA applications can be processed over the WEB at www.fafsa.ed.gov
  • CCRI application for Admission if he/she is not currently enrolled in a program of study by the end of the add period for that semester.

Please Note: Grants and scholarships awarded will be applied first to your tuition in lieu of your waiver.  Waivers do not cover the cost of books.  Your waiver will be reduced by the amount of these awards.  Unemployment Waiver form  All forms must be approved by the Office of the Associate Vice President for Student Affairs prior to submission to the Bursar's Office for processing.  Please note that students must be prepared to pay all applicable fees upon submission.

SENIOR CITIZENS WAIVER

The Rhode Island General Assembly has enacted legislation granting a tuition waiver to certain income qualified permanent RI residents who are at least 60 years of age on a space available basis. The student is responsible for the payment of all other fees assessed by the College at the time of registration as well as payment for books. 

Upon registration, the student must submit the following:

  • Evidence of being at least 60 years of age
  • Means Test including a signed copy of an appropriate FEDERAL tax form and W-2 if applicable.
  • Printed confirmation of a FAFSA "Free Application for Federal Student Aid". FAFSA applications can be processed over the WEB at www.fafsa.ed.gov
  • CCRI Application for Admission if he/she is not currently enrolled in a program of study by the end of the add period for that semester.

Please note: Grants and scholarships awarded will be applied first to your tuition in lieu of your waiver.  Your waiver will be reduced by the amount of these awards.  Waivers do not cover the cost of books.   Senior Citizen Waiver form  All forms must be approved by the Office of the Associate Vice President for Student Affairs prior to submission to the Bursar's Office for processing.  Please note that students must be prepared to pay all applicable fees upon submission.

RHODE ISLAND NATIONAL GUARD WAIVER

The Rhode Island General Assembly has enacted legislation granting tuition waivers to members of the Rhode Island National Guard. For further information, please contact the Rhode Island National Guard.  All waiver paperwork must be submitted to the Bursar's Office.  The waiver only covers the cost of tuition.  All other applicable fees must be paid upon submission of the waiver form.

DISABLED VETERANS WAIVER

The Rhode Island General Assembly has enacted legislation granting tuition waivers to Disabled American Veterans who are permanent RI residents. The student is responsible for all other fees assessed by the College upon submission of their waiver. 

Upon registration, the student must submit the following to the Bursar's Office:

  • Evidence of being a permanent RI resident
  • Written proof from the Veteran's Affairs Office that he/she is 10% to 100% disabled at the time of registration.  This applies to those students utilizing the Disabled Veteran's Waiver for the first time only.
  • Printed confirmation of FAFSA "Free Application for Federal Student Aid".  FAFSA applications can be processed over the WEB at www.fafsa.ed.gov

Please note:  Grants and scholarships awarded will be applied first to your tuition in lieu of your waiver.  Your waiver will be reduced by the amount of these awards.  The student is responsible for all other fees assessed by the College upon submission of the waiver.  Waivers do not cover the cost of books.

 

 

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