An award of financial aid includes several different types of aid: RISD scholarships and grants, Federal and State grants, loans, work study and also outside scholarships.

The pages in this section contain information, forms and deadlines for these various types of aid.

Monthly payment plans

Monthly payment plans enable families to pay annual charges in 10 equal installments, with the first payment typically due in early July.

RISD’s payment plans are managed by Tuition Management System, where you can find additional information about how the program works.

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