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Estimate the cost of a RISD education

  1. RISD Net Price Calculator

    To assist you with early financial planning for college, this 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

  1. US Department of Education Federal Student Aid office

    The Federal Student Aid office offers information, resources and assistance for students and families preparing to finance a college education.

  2. FinAid

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

Financial planning and literacy

  1. Information about higher ed and tax benefits from

    The IRS website provides information about credits, deductions and other questions about taxes and financing a college education.

  2. US Department of Education information and resources

    Helpful information and links from the DoE Federal Student Aid office website.

  3. Financial literacy and education from is a comprehensive financial education resource administered by the Federal Financial Literacy and Education Commission.

Calculate your loan payments

  1. Federal Student Aid office repayment estimator

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

  2. Parent loan repayment calculator

Repayment assistance information

  1. Income-driven repayment and loan forgiveness

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

  1. Information for choosing private student loans

    From FinAid.

  2. Annual free credit report

    Annual Credit Report provides individuals with one free report per year from each of the three major credit reporting agencies.

  3. Loan tracking from the Department of Education

    The National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS) database maintains federal student aid records and tracks loans from application to completion of repayment.

Student Financial Services forms