All returning students (including
sophomore, junior, senior, fifth-year and graduate students) need to complete
the following application by May 1 in order to be considered for financial aid. Institutional and some federal funds cannot be guaranteed for applicants who file a FAFSA after the May 1 deadline.
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.
If you or your parents have not filed tax returns for the previous 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 deadline but still wish to be considered for federal student loans may still
complete the FAFSA application.