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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 www.fafsa.ed.gov. 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

There are many convenient options available if you need assistance with FAFSA completion.

  1. The CCRI Financial Aid Office offers virtual FAFSA Filing Workshops now available Monday through Friday at 9am, 11am, and 2pm*. Click on your desired time to join! *Assistance in Spanish available at our 2pm Workshop!
  2. The Educational Opportunity Center provides free, confidential one-on-one assistance via phone or virtual face-to-face appointments daily from 8AM to 8PM. Bilingual counselors are available in: Spanish, French, and Kriolu (Cape Verdean). Click Request Appointment, text us at 401.310.0730 or email us at EOC@ccri.edu. We will respond within one business day.
  3. For additional convenience, schedule a free phone appointment with the College Planning Center for one on one assistance. Early evening appointments available weekdays until 7pm.

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