Financing Your Education

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: