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. The FAFSA is available October 1, 2016.

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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