Opportunity for 2017 Graduates

Opportunity for 2017 Graduates
Posted on 08/21/2017
Reminder: 2017 high school graduates encouraged to apply for Rhode Island Promise Scholarship
 
Rhode Island Promise is a new scholarship program that allows 2017 Rhode Island high school graduates to pursue a two-year associate degree at the Community College of Rhode Island (CCRI) tuition free.
 
Students have until August 25, 2017 to apply for the scholarship for the 2017-18 academic year.  Information and resources can be found on the CCRI website.
 
Some frequently asked questions include:
Who is eligible for Rhode Island Promise?
You must be a Rhode Island resident that qualifies for in-state tuition and fees pursuant to the Residency Policy as adopted by the Council of Postsecondary Education.
You must be a 2017 high school graduate (public, private or homeschooled) or a 2017 GED recipient who was younger than 19 years of age when you completed high school or the GED.
What steps do students need to take to apply for Rhode Island Promise?
Apply to CCRI and register for a full-time fall course load.
Fill out the FAFSA and complete your financial aid file. If you have any questions about the FAFSA, don’t hesitate to contact the Rhode Island Educational Opportunities Center (RIEOC) at 401-455-6028.
Get your official, final high school or GED transcript from your high school or GED program and submit it to the Office of Enrollment Services at any CCRI campus.  Contact CCRI Admissions if you have any problems obtaining  your transcripts at webadmission@ccri.edu or 401-825-2003.
Fill out Rhode Island Promise Attestation form.
Is there a deadline to apply? 
The priority deadline is August 25, 2017. The financial aid office encourages students to complete their file by August 25, 2017 to increase their potential to receive the maximum aid available from each of the financial aid programs and to secure their participation in Rhode Island Promise program.
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