Resources and Forms

On this page you’ll find links to a variety of helpful resources, including the RISD net price calculator, student loan locators and loan repayment estimators. 

Spring 2024 Student Financial Services Welcome Letter

In this welcome letter you’ll find helpful information for students and families regarding student accounts and financial aid throughout the spring 2024 semester.

2023–24 Student Financial Services Welcome Letter

In this welcome letter you’ll find helpful information for students and families regarding student accounts and financial aid throughout the 2023–24 academic year.

Get Ready for Student Loan Payments

Get Ready for Student Loan Payments
Federal Direct student loan interest will resume on September 1, 2023 for students in repayment, and payments will begin October 2023. Learn steps to prepare for the restart of loan repayments for students who have graduated, who have taken a leave of absence or who are enrolled less-than-half-time.

Net Price Calculator

To assist you with early financial planning for college, the RISD Net Price Calculator will help students and families estimate the total cost of attending RISD. It provides a preliminary assessment of a student's financial aid eligibility. These calculations are for information purposes only and should not be considered an actual award or expected award. Funds are based on availability.

Understanding financial aid

FEDERAL STUDENT AID 
The US Department of Education Federal Student Aid office offers information, resources and assistance for students and families preparing to finance a college education.

FINAID 
FinAid is a nonprofit organization providing a variety of resources for locating and applying for financial aid opportunities.

CONDITIONS GOVERNING FINANCIAL AID AT RISD 
This document lays out student responsibilities and other aspects related to receiving and retaining financial aid while enrolled at RISD.

Financial planning and literacy

INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE
The Internal Revenue Service provides information about credits, deductions and other questions about taxes and financing a college education.

FEDERAL STUDENT AID OFFICE
Helpful information and links from the Department of Education’s Federal Student Aid office.

MYMONEY.GOV
MyMoney.gov is a comprehensive financial education resource administered by the Federal Financial Literacy and Education Commission.

Exit counseling

2023 FEDERAL LOAN EXIT COUNSELING WEBINAR (CANVAS LOGIN REQUIRED)
This SFS-hosted webinar will walk you through the mandatory exit counseling process for all students who borrowed federal loans while at RISD.

2023 FEDERAL LOAN EXIT COUNSELING PRESENTATION (POWERPOINT DOWNLOAD)
Download this presentation for an exit counseling overview provided by SFS.

Calculate your loan payments

FSA REPAYMENT ESTIMATOR
The FSA repayment estimator estimates loan payments for both current and prospective federal borrowers.

PARENT LOAN REPAYMENT CALCULATOR
This tool calculates your Expected Family Contribution (EFC).

Repayment assistance information

IRBINFO
The nonprofit organization IRBinfo provides useful resources and information Info about repayment assistance options.

Other helpful links

FINAID
Resource providing information for choosing private student loans

ANNUAL CREDIT REPORT
Annual free credit report providing individuals with one free report per year from each of the three major credit reporting agencies

NATIONAL STUDENT LOAN DATA SYSTEM
Database maintaining federal student aid records and tracking loans from application to completion of repayment