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Just In Time Scholarship

Scholarship applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. Students will be notified via email if approved.

The Just In Time Scholarship, which is supported by the CCRI Foundation, the Alumni Association, and the Office of Financial Aid, is available to students facing unmet financial need requiring urgent action to maintain enrollment at CCRI. The Scholarship supports tuition, fees, and books required for enrollment in CCRI classes. Students receiving the Just In Time Scholarship are often managing through academic progress challenges and/or issues related to nonpayment. Funds are limited in availability. To be eligible, students must be enrolled in a CCRI degree or certificate program, have completed a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for the current academic year, have an Expected Family Contribution (EFC) of $15,000 and under, have exhausted all other sources of scholarships and aid, and not be receiving any last-dollar scholarships such as Rhode Island Promise or Fresh Start. Funding may be available to students who are ineligible for Federal Student Aid but who demonstrate financial need.

Scholarship amounts will generally range between $100-$1,000. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling, first-come, first-awarded basis.

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.

Financial Aid Deadlines

FAFSA applications are available beginning December 31 for the following academic year. 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.

FAFSA Filing Workshops

There are many convenient options available if you need assistance with FAFSA completion.
  1. The Financial Aid office is hosting virtual FAFSA Workshops to assist students and families in completing their FAFSA. 
  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, call us at 401.455.6028 or email us at [email protected]. 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.

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 state minimum wage and can work up to 15 hours per week.

Rhode Island Indian Council

The Rhode Island Indian Council (RIIC) has obligated funds to CCRI for eligible and tribally enrolled Native Americans. For more eligibility information please click here.