Financing Your Education
COVID-19 Update (03/17/20): The Bristol and Providence Financial Aid Offices will not be scheduling in-person appointments until cautionary measures are no longer required. Our counselors will continue to work with families via email and over the phone. We thank you for your patience and understanding. Our goal is to continue to provide you with the best quality service even during these exceptional circumstances.
University College removes barriers and provides opportunities by working with students to ensure they or their families aren't blocked from an education for reasons of preparation, affordability, or time constraints. In an incredibly complex, global economy, a college education still remains one of best pathways to a meaningful career and a meaningful life so we work with you to find the best payment plan and resource options available to you.
Financial Aid Made Easy
Types of Aid
There are many types of aid available for students. Some programs run by Roger Williams are awarded by simply applying for admission, while others are awarded to students through a more formal aid application process. To ensure full consideration for all aid programs, you should complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
Filling Out FASFA
Here are quick instructions and a checklist to help you file for financial aid form:
- Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by going to http://fafsa.ed.gov
- Save all PIN numbers and passwords that were created.
- Submit the following to the financial aid office via mail, email or fax:
- RWU Verification Form
- W2’s for student and spouse if married
- Tax Return Transcript (this requirement can be waived if you are able to successfully use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool option on the FAFSA
- Student Non-Filer Form if you did not file tax return
- Copy of your University College Acceptance Letter
- RWU Verification Form
- Submit any other required information that we ask for as soon as you are able to obtain the requested information
- Sign and return your award letter
- If you are accepting the direct loans being offered to you, complete the online Master Promissory Note and the Entrance Counseling per the instructions that you received with your award letter by the due date indicated on the instruction sheet.
Resources and Forms
The following forms and/or links will help you in the Financial Aid process
Important Payment Dates
- Fall semester due July 1st
- Spring semester due January 2nd
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