Student Financial Services

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RISD’s Student Financial Services Office (SFS) works 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. Our staff is here to help you seek, obtain and make the best use of all resources available to help finance the costs of attending RISD.

Financial aid options

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.