Federal + state grants

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is the form used to determine a student’s eligibility for:

  • Federal Pell Grants
  • Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants
  • Iraq and Afghanistan Service Grants
  • Most state grants

Please list RISD’s federal code 003409 on the FAFSA form so that your information is sent to RISD’s Financial Aid office.

Federal grants and most state grants are considered entitlement grants that are based on financial need rather than merit.

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