Student Financial Services

RISD’s Student Financial Services Office (SFS) is committed to working with students and parents to reach the shared goal of preparing and educating creative individuals who aspire to make a meaningful contribution to our world. SFS staff assists students and their families in seeking, obtaining and making the best use of all resources available to help finance the costs of attending RISD.

Nov 1

First-year early decision deadline

Feb 1

First-year regular deadline

Feb 15

Graduate deadline (domestic applicants)

Mar 15

Transfer deadline

May 1

Returning student deadline

Financial aid options for undergraduate and graduate study

Through various programs, we help admitted students who qualify for additional financial resources attend RISD and benefit from a world-class education.

Aid for undergraduates is available through scholarships, federal and state grants, need-based loans and work study opportunities. All admitted graduate students are additionally considered for fellowships and assistantships. These provide both financial support and important professional development experiences.