Forms and Policies


The following forms and/or links will help you in the Financial Aid process:

2018/2019 Forms

The PDF files listed may require the latest version of Adobe Acrobat Reader to be downloaded and installed.

Additional Resources

How does Roger Williams University's Financial Aid Office choose preferred lenders?

The Preferred Lender list is reviewed on an annual basis in the fall prior to Financial Aid Award Letters being sent to students for the next academic year. The Financial Aid staff (FAS) meets with and reviews information from a broad range of lenders located in and outside the New England area. Once the FAS has met and retrieved information from the lenders Roger Williams University FAS compares lenders based on the following two criteria:

  1. Service to borrowers
  2. Borrower Benefits

As a result FAS picks the top four lenders that have the best customer service and benefits for our borrowers. Roger Williams University has a list of four preferred lenders to help assist our students and parents in their search of the best lender for their circumstances. RWU does not receive any payment or benefits from the lenders on our preferred lender list. Our Preferred Lender List is a suggestion only and we will work with any lender at our students’ or parents’ request.


Satisfactory Progress Policy

No student placed on academic suspension will be eligible for financial aid. Students receiving financial aid who do not meet the minimum requirement as outlined under the Rate of Progress shall not be awarded financial aid.


Any student who believes that mitigating circumstances prevented him or her from achieving the minimum requirement should complete a Satisfactory Academic Progress Appeal Form with Elizabeth Niemeyer, Senior Retention Advisor, located in the library, room 204.

The form should be addressed to:
SAP Appeals Committee
Roger Williams University
One Old Ferry Road
Bristol, RI 02809-2921

Financial Aid Refund Policy

Students attending the University for the first time (but for less than 60 percent of the period of enrollment) who received federal aid are required to have their billed charges calculated based on a federal pro rata refund formula which supersedes the general refund policy set forth in the University Catalog.

If a student withdraws, refunds of financial aid will be applied in the following order: first, Federal Stafford Loan, then Federal PLUS Loan, Federal Perkins Loan, Federal Pell Grant, Federal SEOG, and finally Roger Williams University grants and scholarships. The amount refunded shall not exceed the total amount granted for the fiscal year (credited to the student's account) for the particular federal program. The order in which funds are refunded is dictated by the federal government.

Loan Cancellation Policy

Pursuant to, and in compliance with Code of Federal Regulations ((CFR) Title 34, Part 668 under Title IV, HEA programs, section 668.165), from the time you receive your billing statement notifying you that your Federal Direct Family Education Loan (Subsidized and/or Unsubsidized and/or PLUS) is disbursed on your account, you have 14 days to cancel it by submitting a written request to the University. The University's Financial Aid office must receive your written request within 14 days of the print date on your billing statement. You may contact the Office of the Bursar to discuss an alternate payment plan, if necessary.

Request mailing address:
Roger Williams University
Office of Financial Aid 
One Old Ferry Road
Bristol, RI 02809-2921