Applying for Aid

For Undergraduate Students

In order for us to assess your financial need in a fair and uniform manner, all applicants (freshman and transfer) must submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) as soon as possible after October 1 each year, but no later than February 1.  

The FAFSA is available through your high school guidance office, transfer office, or the University Office of Student Financial Aid and Financial Planning. In addition, families may apply online at

FAFSA (Federal and State Aid)

Roger Williams FAFSA code is: 003410

To be considered eligible for any financial aid, a student must be admitted to a degree program and be a U.S. Citizen or Eligible Non-citizen.

Returning students must reapply for financial aid each year in order to have your current eligibility determined. All returning students must submit a FAFSA to the federal processor by February 1. You must also satisfy the academic standards of the University to continue to be eligible for financial aid.

If you have any additional questions regarding financial aid, please contact us:
Office of Student Financial Aid
Roger Williams University
One Old Ferry Road
Bristol, RI 02809-2921
(401) 254-3100

For Graduate Students

Several of our graduate degree programs offer merit-based scholarships, assisstantships and research stipends. Students should contact specific programs to check availability.

Graduate students who are enrolled in a degree program and are taking a minimum of two courses (6 credits) and are eligible for federal financial aid--must be U.S. citizens or eligible non-citizens. Those students enrolled in one course (3 credits) may qualify for private loans.

The first step in applying for financial aid is completing the Free Application for Student Aid (FAFSA), which is available at