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Beginning Friday, May 1, 2015 at noon, the RWU Colleague system will be unavailable for a short time due to system upgrades. This will mean that you will not be able to register online, access your grades, request transcripts, etc. until the system is reactivated. We anticipate that the Colleague system will be available again by May 11, 2015. We will notify you when the system upgrade is complete and access is restored.

Please submit all requests to and they will be processed based upon the date of receipt.

To ensure that you are enrolled in the Summer and Fall course(s) of your choice, you are encouraged to register online for courses prior to May 1st. Students who cannot register by May 1st can take advantage of the following options:

  1. Contact your academic advisor who will complete the Summer and/or Fall registration form(s) on your behalf and document your request so SCS can manually enroll you in the course(s). Students who have questions regarding their assigned advisor can contact Mary Cooney at 401-254-4805 or
  2. Register online when the system upgrade is complete and access is restored.


Roger Williams University strives to maintain an active and equitable program for financial assistance for students who would otherwise not be able to attend the institution. Criteria for financial assistance are demonstrated need, academic performance, and U.S. Citizenship or eligible non-citizen status. Aid is awarded without regard to age, gender, race, sexual orientation, creed, national origin or disability.

How/When to Apply

Any questions with the process of how and when to apply for Financial Aid can be found directly on the website for RWU Financial Aid.

Types of Aid

There are three types of financial aid: loans, employment, and grants/scholarships.  To begin, each student whether you are new, or returning for another academic year, must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).


Information on loans and other types of aid available can be found on this page for financial aid.

Employment – Study Programs

Students may be able to participate in federally funded work-study opportunities on-campus. 

Additional information can be found here.

Scholarships & Grants

Timely and complete applications will allow you to have better odds of receiving this form of aid.  Merit based grants and scholarships are on a first come, first serve basis, and is money that does not have to be paid back! 

Information and details on different forms of this aid can be found here.


View course and program prices for the current term.

Payment Options

We have a unique, flexible payment composition that allows you to choose from multiple options to help make the payment process simple.

Deadlines and details of each payment option.

Questions can be directly referred to the Bursar’s office:

Phone (401) 254-3520
Fax: (401) 254-3674

Glossary of Terms

There is a lot of information to take in. Here is a list of frequently used terms for your reference: