Student Financial Services is here to help graduate students understand the aid process and how best to finance their education.
In this section you'll find financial aid:
Please note all relevant deadlines. Financial aid forms submitted after the posted deadlines will be considered in light of available resources.
All admitted graduate students are considered for fellowships and assistantships. There is no application process to be considered for these awards.
US citizens and permanent residents may also apply for federal student loans by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). You must file the FAFSA each year by the posted deadlines.
We are here to help with any additional questions or concerns regarding financial aid.
How to apply
Domestic students (US citizens and permanent residents)
To be considered for financial aid resources, you must complete the following two forms:
- Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) (to be considered for federal financial aid; use federal school code 003409)
- Institutional financial aid form through the Admissions applicant status portal (available to students who have completed their admissions application)
Starting with the 23–24 academic year, RISD will provide an international student aid application to better support our international student community. If you are an international applicant you will need to complete the following:
- Institutional financial aid form through the Admissions applicant status portal (available to all applicants who have completed their application for admission)
- FAFSA for domestic students: February 1
- Student aid application for domestic and international students: February 1
- FAFSA for current students: May 25