Graduate Applicants

All admitted graduate students are considered for fellowships and assistantships. There is no application process to be considered for these awards.

U.S. Citizens and Permanent Residents interested in applying for federal student loans must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). RISD’s school code is 003409 

Please note that you cannot complete this application prior to January 1 for a given year. If you have not yet filed a tax return for the most recent year, you should complete the FAFSA using estimated information and correct the data once you have filed (please note, however, that awards are estimates until complete information is received). Students who do not apply for financial aid by the February 15 deadline but still wish to be considered for federal student loans may still complete the FAFSA application.

Click here for information about the types of aid available.  

Check here for more about the graduate admissions process.

Apply for admission

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For more about the graduate admissions process or to begin the online application process, go to the Graduate Applications section. 

The annual deadline for submitting graduate applications is on January 10.

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