Returning Students

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.

Foundation Studies students consider each other's work under the guidance of Professor Merlin Szasz.