Rhode Island FAFSA Initiative
The cost of college and career training can be a barrier for many students, so completing the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) is essential for students of all ages to qualify for federal, state, and institutional funds.
In the 2018-19 FAFSA cycle, Rhode Island ranked eighth in the country for the number of high school seniors completing the FAFSA, at 65 percent. This year the Office of the Postsecondary Commissioner (OPC) is working with key stakeholders from across the state to increase this number and meet a minimum 70% completion goal for every school, with a statewide goal of 85%.
three components to the statewide initiative:
Need help filling out the FAFSA? Book a free appointment with the College Planning Center of Rhode Island.
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Are you an adult thinking about going back to college? There is money for you too! Check out the EOC for more information.
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Want to learn more? Check out the FAFSA Dash press release.