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Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Information

Undocumented students may qualify for Federal and State financial aid programs. Additionally undocumented students may qualify for Rhode Island Promise if they meet all other eligibility requirements. Undocumented student applicants are required to file the RI Alternative Application for State Postsecondary Student Financial Assistance.

Rhode Island Alternative Application for State Post Secondary Student Financial Assistance

For Students Applying for Fall 2022, Spring & Summer 2023
For Students Applying for Spring & Summer 2022


Students who complete their application and submit all required documents by the July 1 priority deadline increase their potential to receive the maximum aid available from each of the financial aid programs.

Please note: For students beginning enrollment in Spring 2022 or Summer 2022, the 2021-2022 Alternative Application should be completed, using 2019 income information.

Completing the Alternative Application

The following is a list of information you may need to complete the 2021-2022 Application:

  • W-2 forms or other records of income earned in 2019
  • Your (and your parents, if you are dependent) 2019 Federal Income Tax Return
  • Records of other untaxed income received such as child support, payments to tax-deferred pension plans, veteran’s benefits, or military or clergy allowances
  • Current bank statements and records of stocks, bonds and other investments
  • Business or farm records, if applicable.

The weRI Rhode Island Relief Fund

The weR1 Rhode Island Relief Fund is an initiative of Governor Raimondo to provide cash assistance to undocumented immigrants who have experienced financial hardship during the COVID-19 crisis.