All returning students (including
sophomore, junior, senior, fifth year and graduate students) should complete
one application in order to be considered for financial aid. The deadline to complete this application is March 15.
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 your 2012 tax returns, you should
complete the FAFSA using estimated information and correct the data once you
have filed (please note, however, that awards are estimates until completed
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.